Suits 4 Success drive aims to help clothe recently released prisoners
The fourth-annual Suits 4 Success clothing drive will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at Kilwin’s Ice Cream Parlor, 107 E. Liberty St. in Ann Arbor.
Suits 4 Success looks to provide people being released from prison with suits and other professional clothing to interview for jobs. Local defense attorney Steve Tramontin said prisoners who are being released have a significant need.
“We accept clothing of any sort,” Tramontin said. “We focus on professional clothing but will take anything, work boots, anything that can be a resource for people trying to make changes and get a fresh start.”
Suits 4 Success works in conjunction with the Washtenaw Prisoner Reentry Initiative.
Mary King, the director of WPRI, said monetary donations also are accepted. One of the main areas of need are big and tall sizes, and money can often help purchase those sizes.
“The prison system is always challenged to feed people on very few dollars per day,” she said. “People gain a lot of weight and come out bigger than when they went in.”
For more information on the event, call 734-834-6706.