Posted: Sep 4, 2010 10:03 AM
Source: Associated Press
The state corrections department is looking for donations of suits, dress shirts, shoes and sportswear to help men leaving prison have something to wear for their job searches.
The department and Refined by Fire Ministries are partnering with Men's Wearhouse to collect clothes during the third annual National Suit Drive. Corrections Secretary Jimmy LeBlanc says the clothing drives have helped hundreds of men released from prison.
The public can donate used and cleaned clothing items, including ties, suits, slacks, dress shoes, sports coats and dress shirts, to participating Men's Wearhouse locations around the state.
Locations are in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Lake Charles, Alexandria, Lafayette, Monroe and Covington. Donors will receive a 25 percent coupon for future purchases at the store.