Today, 100 Suits was honored to receive business wear from the suit drive organized by Brooklyn District Attorney, Eric Gonzalez, Esq., the executive leadership of the Kings County Bar Association, and our 100 Suits Board President, Mrs. Kim Parker, Esq.
We thank our 100 Suits team [Lu-Shawn Benbow-Thompson, RN (Widow of the late Brooklyn DA Kenneth Thompson, Esq.), Charlene Magee, Claude Alcide, Tracey McGruder, and Monique Wiggins) for their support in this very successful suit drive.
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Please join 100 Suits this Friday, December 22nd as we give out business wear and grooming sessions with our community organization partners in Harlem; the National Action Network Youth Huddle (NAN), under the leadership of its visionary Miss. Ashley Sharpton; and Street Corner Resources lead by one of the top advocates against gun Violence, Ms. Iesha Sekou!!! We will be on the corner of 125th Street and Lennox Avenue @ 12 PM and will end at 2 PM.
100 Suits for 100 Men did a pop-up shop in the El Camino shelter in Jamaica, Queens. We were supported by the Honorable Council Member Rory Lancman' s office and joined by Kaylene's Jewelz (a Paparazzi authorized representative) and local designer, Monluwi Designs, both of whom made donations to the ladies.
Friday, December 15th, 2017 will be our next stop at the El Camino Family shelter in Jamaica, Queens. We will be joined by the Honorable Council Member Rory Lancman, Kaylene's Jewelz (a Paparazzi authorized representative)., and local designer, Monluwi Designs who will be making a small donation of scarf and hat sets as well as toiletries.
100 Suits founder, Kevin Livingston goes on record about the much talked about trip to Rikers Island with Colin Kaepernick.
"Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals," Martin Luther King, Jr.
“I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I'm a human being, first and foremost, and as such I'm for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole," Malcolm X
“There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest," Eli Wiesel
100 Suits for 100 Men partnered with Sheltering Arms New York's program, Rock Safe Streets and brought business wear to 54th street and Beach Channel Drive in Far Rockaway. We thank our public officials--NYS Senator James Sanders, Jr. and NYC Council Member Donovan Richards--for supporting this endeavor. Dozens of pieces of business wear and valuable resources were given out. Several young men were instructed on how to tie a tie.
I was honored and humbled to have Colin Kaepernick come in and speak with my guys on Rikers Island. It was truly a blessing to witness the message of hope he shared with the brothers in my unit and the kind words of support for the staff. I thank Colin, the Know Your Rights Camp, and Nessa Diab for their belief in 100 Suits and supporting our reentry work in New York City that aims to help better the formerly incarcerated, making them assets to the community-at-large.
"Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything," George Bernard Shaw
100 Suits was previously awarded suits from the Honorable New York State Senator Jamaal Bailey (D) 36th Senate District and the Metropolitan Black Bar Association (MBBA). We partnered again with the Senator and other elected officials and community organizations for another installation of our of our pop-up shop series.
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.