Going On An Interview? Here Is How Veterans Can Get a Free Suit.
Let’s face facts, if you’ve been in the military for any length of time, you probably don’t have a good suit. After all, most military members just use their dress uniform when attending a formal function and, if you have a business suit at all, you’ve probably outgrown it while serving in the military. So it’s no wonder why so many veterans want to know how to get a free suit. Here is how you do it.
Get A Free Suit For Men
Most people have never heard of Career Gear, and it’s no wonder. They are a small non-profit organization that is run entirely by volunteers. However, this service is by appointment only and not all veterans may qualify for their free suit program.
Probably one of the best places for a free suit is Suiting Warriors. According to their website “Suiting Warriors was established with one simple idea… that one suit could change a veteran’s life in a positive direction.” The only downside is that currently, Suiting warriors only services the Mid-Atlantic and Southern State areas. For more information, you can register here.
Another Great Organization is Suits for Soldiers. One amazing advantage of this organization is that they make their clothing available to not just veterans and active duty military, but their families can get a free suit as well. Currently, in-person services are only available in Southeast Michigan. However, they are willing to send their suits anywhere in the United States if you are willing to pay for the shipping.
Yet another place to try is Save-A-Suit. The Save-A-Suit foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides not just former military free professional business attire, but recent college graduates as well. Please note that Save-A-Suit receives a high volume of requests, so it can take several weeks before you can get a free suit. For more information, or to request a suit, you can email Save-A-Suit at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last but not least is the Gary Sinise Foundation. The Gary Sinise Foundation, in partnership with Jos A. Banks, make free suits available to military veterans through a voucher program. This one of a kind program only happens periodically, so you need to make sure you check in regularly to see when the program will become available.
Get A Free Suit For Women Veterans
While female veterans can use all of the organizations listed above, they have one added advantage in the wonderful organization Dress For Success. Dress for Success is an international organization located all over the world. Their mission is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. They have over 140 offices in 21 countries. We’ve highlighted some important women Veteran issues here.
There are, literally, hundreds of Veteran Service Organizations that can help you. There are so many, in fact, that we can’t list them all here. However, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs does a pretty good job of tracking them all. You can visit the VA website for a list of upcoming “stand down” events. Stand Downs are typically a one to three-day events providing supplies and services to Vets. There is also a list of upcoming conferences and workshops. Check it regularly and see when the next event will happen in your area.