100Suits to the rescue! This young man lived in a local Jamaica, Queens shelter and has a job interview tomorrow. He reached out to us for assistance. Let's wish him luck.
This pop-up shop was hosted by the Honorable Council Member Diana C. Richardson and S. O. S. Crown Heights. Thank you both for helping 100 Suits share with the community.
100 Suits will be participating in the Transgiving Celebration, showing support for people of every gender, whether born one way or the other so that we could help end transphobic harassment & discrimination.
"Join [us on] November 16th, 5 p.m.@ the Brooklyn Borough Hall for an evening of festivities and fun as we uplift and empower the transgender and gender non-conforming community. The Transgiving Holiday Festival will also include, trans-health education information, a trans-lead visibility and empowerment open conversation with respected guest speakers within the NYC LGBT community, live entertainment, FREE HIV Testing, FREE PREP education and counseling, an open bar available to of age attendees, give-a-ways, gift bags, and prizes," G. H. O. S. T. Project
100 Suits for 100 Men would like to thank some of the key people that came out to support this effort: Shea Uzoigwe (State Senator James Sanders, Jr's office) who gave tie tying tutorials to some of the young men that stopped by; Assembly Member Alicia Hyndman; Council Member I. Daneek Miller; Council Member Rory Lancman; and Council Member Candidate, Adrienne Eadie Adams., all of whom gave encouraging talks to several of our young people.
We'd also like to thank Legal Hand on Jamaica Avenue for coming out to give valuable resources; the Queens Connect, an employment service of Queens Community House brought out bottled water to support the effort; The NY Post team for covering the pop-up shop; also, Times Ledger reporter Naeisha Rose, among others that covered our cause. and volunteered.
Approximately 17 individuals received a suit or other forms of business wear.
100 Suits for 100 Men spoke at the Reset and Refresh Career and Resource Fair Hosted by Brooklyn Borough President, The Honorable Eric L. Adams at Brooklyn Borough Hall. Kevin Livingston, Founder, President, and CEO of 100 Suits gave a presentation/workshop on "'Seven Seconds to Make a Good Impression' and 'Effective Networking'" as well as the importance of dressing properly in today's business world. He also provided free businesswear to those in need.
100 Suits for 100 Men was founded in 2011 by Mr. Kevin Livingston that wanted to create a program to address the needs of underprivileged men and women in need of business attire in the New York City area.