Damascus Way recently partnered with the Twin Cities Suit Project (TCSP), ‘a local non-profit that specializes in new and lightly used suits or business attire to those in need,’ to get one of our residents (an individual named James) tailored for his very own suit. After seeing an advertisement for the TCSP, Shakopee Site Director Todd Quiggle, brought the non-profit to the attention of our Golden Valley Reentry Coordinator, Jonathan Dumas, who gave TCSP a phone call to inquire about their work.
The Twin Cities Suit Project is dedicated to a vision that, “helps build confidence and a positive self-image for those who are just entering the professional world or getting back on their feet.”
Our primary focus is to collect new and gently used suits to donate to individuals in need. The donated business suits, whether new or used, are fitted to the individual’s measurements. Their name is embroidered on the inside jacket pocket prior to delivery. Additional business attire such as shirts, shoes, ties and belts are also provided when donations allow.
After connecting with TCSP, Jonathan was able to schedule an appointment for our first resident to get suited up by the TCSP! After taking one of our residents (James), to get fitted, Jonathan stated that “Rebecca and her team are amazing!”
James, the first resident from Damascus Way who has been fitted by TCSP for his very own suit, also spoke highly of the quality suits that TCSP gives to their clients.
Damascus Way will continue to connect additional residents to the TCSP. Every resident who schedules an appointment will receive a tailored suit with their own initials stitched on the inside. Clients are also provided with a dress shirt, a tie, socks, and even shoes are included!
As a non-profit organization, the TCSP relies entirely on donations. It is our team’s hope that we can show our appreciation for their work by raising some financial donations for their organization.
For many of our residents, this will be the first time they’ve owned a suit, particularly a tailored one! What a blessing. Thank you to TCSP for the work you are doing.