A successful effort to collect professional clothing for needy job-seekers is back in Tallahassee this year. The latest “Suits for Session” campaign has teamed up with Uber to make donating even more convenient.
Volunteer Florida’s Chester Spellman said last year’s inaugural campaign went better than anyone expected.
“We collected over 4,000 items of new and gently used clothing from Floridians all over the region that went to job seekers all across the state,” Spellman explained.
Coming off that success, Volunteer Florida has launched its Second Annual Suits for Session. Donations can be dropped off on the third floor Rotunda area of the State Capitol this Wednesday (3/15) between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., or Spellman said contributors can simply use their phones.
“All you need to do is go to your Uber app, open it up, select the ‘give’ option and on March 15th between 8 and 5, an Uber driver will come, pick up your donation and drop it off to us at Volunteer Florida,” he said.
Organizations receiving the donated clothing include the Chapman Partnership, Dress for Success Tampa Bay, ECHO Outreach Ministries, Bridges of America and the Florida State University Unconquered Scholars program.