I want to help get vulnerable men into work
Here at St Katharine Cree, we work with a charity called Suited & Booted who are based in the City of London. Public agencies refer vulnerable, unemployed and low-income men to them, who they then help into employment by providing suitable interview clothing donated by companies and professionals. They also offer their clients interview advice and mentoring. In their first year, they helped about 800 men for their job interview by providing them with a suit, shirt and tie, and accessories. There is a huge demand for their services, and now in their second year, they expect to help at least 1000 clients.
At Suited & Booted, they recognise that wearing a great suit or smart clothing can be an empowering, transformative experience, giving the wearer the self-esteem and confidence necessary to succeed at job interview and into employment. Stepping into a new suit or outfit not only changes the way others see their clients, but also changes the way the client sees themself. When you feel and look your best, you exude confidence and ability.
Any clothes you donate, go directly to one of their clients, helping them to look good, feel confident and increase their chances of a successful outcome.
Donations they need include quality clothing and footwear in every size to accommodate the needs of our clients. They are desperate for shoes and larger size suits (above chest 44”) and smaller suits (chest 38”and below). They don’t have a budget for cleaning so very much appreciate that all donations are dry cleaned or freshly laundered and interview-ready when they receive them.
They always need suits, shirts, ties, cufflinks and belts, and shoes and also coats and warm jackets to keep their clients warm in winter. They would appreciate too any spare suit bags that you might have along with toiletries, new socks and underwear.
Please speak get in touch if you want to donate and help us get more homeless men into work.