A Suit That Fits launches second A Suit For Success campaign in bid to get young unemployed people into work
For those of you still to be convinced by the concept of social enterprise, perhaps it’s worth taking a glance in the direction of tailoring company A Suit That Fits which has just launched its second Suit For Success campaign.
Led by David Hathiramani, who may be familiar to our regular readers, the pioneering firm is looking to tackle the problem of long term youth unemployment, and in admirable fashion.
Men and women across Britain are being urged to donate their unwanted suits, which will then be gifted to one of A Suit That Fit’s three partners: Amber and Centrepoint who both help young people disadvantaged as a result of homelessness, and Right Futures who work with young people who are not in employment, education or training to find their first long-term role.
Once they've been suited and booted, A Suit That Fits and Right Futures will work with Amber and Centrepoint to find a number of their young people work experience placements.
It follows the success of last year’s A Suit For Success campaign, which was aimed at getting homeless unemployed people back into work, and received over 1,000 donations.
“Since we launched in 2006, we have been donating our sample suits to homelessness charities,” said Hathiramani.
“Last year, when we called the men and women of Britain to donate their unwanted suits, we were overwhelmed by the response.
“So this year, in light of the 77,600 young people who are long-term unemployed in Britain, we want to reach out to them.”
The donated suits will be collected nationwide from 8th April until 31st May; visit www.aSuitThatFits.com/aSuitForSuccess to find out where and when you can drop your suit off.
Needless to say, the team at Elite Business are rooting through their wardrobes as you read this – so get involved!