A Baltimore, Maryland non-profit that strives to rebuild men’s lives is in desperate need of help to rebuild its storefront due to an unfortunate fire that took place on Tuesday, March 1.
The Sharp Dressed Man boutique that fits men returning to work with recycled suits for job interviews will remain closed until the organization can put up the money for some serious repair work.
The fire occurred due to faulty electrical wiring, and fortunately no one was hurt. But while the organization’s inventory is still intact, building inspectors say that the store’s doors won’t reopen until the extensive repairs are made. The problem is, Sharp Dressed Man doesn’t have the funds they need in order to make the repairs. This lodges the non-profit in a tough spot whether they decide to stay in the current location and renovate, or move to a different storefront entirely.
Over 600 Baltimore Men Have Utilized Sharp Dressed Man’s Recycled Suit Services
Sharp Dressed Man is an initiative of the Baltimore Fashion Alliance, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that collects and then distributes gently worn suits and business attire to men who are transitioning into the workforce after experiencing homelessness, incarceration and other life challenges. Since their opening in December 2015, the recycled suit non-profit has partnered with over a dozen agencies and provided 35 men with suits each week, on average. The organization is one of the only men’s professional clothing closets in the United States, so a swift reopening is sorely needed.
Professional clothing is often the final barrier men face after prison, homelessness and other devastating life challenges. And every participant in the Sharp Dressed Man program is given a hand-selected, fashionable suit that inspires confidence and empowers them to make a first impression that employers want to see from job candidates.
Help Sharp Dressed Man Rebuild and Empower More Lives
Sharp Dressed Man is in desperate need of your help in order to reopen its boutique and empower more men who are reentering Baltimore’s workforce. Please consider donating to their campaign on CauseVox.com.
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