TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) – Business appropriate clothing like suits, blazers and blouses is an expense that can quickly add up for anyone looking for a job. More than one million military men and women will re-enter the civilian workplace in the next few years.
That’s why Farmers Insurance Group is sponsoring Suits for Soldiers. It’s a clothing drive where you can donate your gently used business attire.
Jenna Isch is a Farmers agent, and she stopped by News 18 This Morning to talk about how to help.
“The goal is to collect 50,000 suits for men and women that are military men and woman and are transitioning into the civilian workforce,” explained Isch. “Those could be suits for interviews, networking events, career fairs – those types of things.”
Suits, jackets, dress pants and blouses will all be accepted.
Although the drive involves Farmers Insurance offices across the county, all of the items donated by Greater Lafayette will stay within the community.
“That is something that is nice about it,” said Isch. “At first, I was a little fearful that [the organization] would ship the suits [we collected] to California or New York, but it is nice that they are able to stay local and stay in this area for our local veterans.”
The Suits for Soldiers drive will run until Wednesday, Nov. 30. You can drop items off at Isch’s office at 11 N. Third St. in downtown Lafayette. You can also contact Isch by calling 765-838-2781 or emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org.