Last fiscal year, St. Joseph the Worker empowered 3,681 individuals to go to work.
These impactful numbers cannot exist without crucial, often overlooked or taken-for-granted resources such as proper interview and work clothing, according to a press release.
As a result, The Phoenix Suit Project has selected SJW as the benefactor of their annual event and suit drive, The Phoenix Suit Project Fundraiser.
The event will take place on Friday, Nov. 15 at the Mountain Shadows Resort in Paradise Valley from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Each attendee is encouraged to bring a gently used suit or make a monetary donation for one to be purchased.
SJW’s sole mission is to help homeless, low-income and other economically disadvantaged individuals in Arizona become self-sufficient through quality employment.
Through their Tailor Made for Success program, a men’s boutique providing professional menswear, SJW connects with unemployed and underemployed men and personally fits them with a quality wardrobe for their job search and job interviews, according to a press release.
“Providing a man with a suit prior to a job interview or their first day of work is a priceless gift. It equips job seekers with the confidence that sets them apart from other candidates and gives them an extra edge during a process that can oftentimes feel intimidating,” said Brent Downs, St. Joseph the Worker executive director, in a prepared statement.
“Because of this, we are grateful for supporters like Randall who engage the entire community and inspire life-changing support. This event will help men turn their lives around and get back on their feet.”
Founded in 2017 by Randall Mills, The Phoenix Suit Project’s mission is to be the connection point between the suit wearing community and non-profit organizations providing professional men’s clothing to individuals who are committed to rejoining the workforce.
“The Phoenix Suit Project’s main focus is to provide professional and business attire to individuals who lack resources but have the drive to get back on their feet and make a new life for themselves. When I heard about St. Joseph the Worker’s mission and the work they are doing through Tailor Made for Success, collaborating was an easy decision,” said Mr. Mills. “We invite the entire community to join us for a fun night while helping change the life of a job seeker here in the Valley.”
To RSVP or learn more about The Phoenix Suit Project Fundraiser, visit thephoenixsuitproject.org.