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Sheriff James Mendrick Welcomes Clothing Closet Expansion For Female Inmates

Sheriff James Mendrick Welcomes Clothing Closet Expansion For Female Inmates

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Suits For Success provides women’s clothing for a New Dupage Correctional Center Program For Women offering appropriate free attire.

A variety of business, business casual, and casual clothes were donated for inmates to have proper seasonal clothing upon release and for court appearances.

“That appearance of someone in an orange jumpsuit is always negative, that’s a negative appearance. So a lot of times that can create predispositions on people and what people think of them just as they go through these processes,” said DuPage County Sheriff James Mendrick. “So going in a normal set of clothes or a suit, it commands more respect.”

“It’s really important that we help these inmates get back on their feet, become a contributing member of our society,” said Tim Ford, a Suits for Success board member.

 

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Mike Beary & Sheriff James Mendrick Welcomes Suits For Success To Dupage County Jail

Mike Beary & Sheriff James Mendrick Welcomes Suits For Success To Dupage County Jail

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Suits For Success provides clothing for a New Dupage Jail Program offering appropriate free attire for inmates going into the workforce.

“We’re trying to help – Do our small part in getting them jobs. We want an equal playing field for any parolee that is interviewing for the job. With appropriate clothing, when they walk in they have confidence, and that’s what we’re trying to do,” said Bill Denwood President of Suits for Success

It’s all about trying to help inmates with rehabilitation and moving forward after paying their debt to society.

“This is just another arrow in the quiver. As I said, now they’re dressed for success. They’ve been here, they’ve done the work, they’re successful, they’ve graduated the programs, and then this is the next step of success where they can look the part they can go work in DuPage. Mike Beary is already lining up jobs for these gentlemen and now they can look the part. This is what rehabilitation is really about, ” said James Mendrick, Sheriff at DuPage County.

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On To Wisconsin

On To Wisconsin

In addition to Illinois, we have added Wisconsin to our efforts of providing clothing to parolees.  In June we took over 700 clothes to the Wisconsin Women’s prison in Union Grove.

We have added Wisconsin to the prisons in Illinois in our efforts to give parolees a better chance of getting employment.  Men’s clothes are still delivered to the State of Illinois prisons, but the women’s prisons in Illinois are full to capacity.  We approached Wisconsin and were quickly accepted.

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Donors – Daniel George

Donors – Daniel George

Daniel George Custom Suit Maker Provides Donation Of Suits.

A giant thank you to Daniel George! The suits will help parolees look professional and ready for their new life. It’s amazing how proper attire can help them secure work, lift their heads and bring confidence. Your gift will make a difference in dozens of lives. We are honored to be blessed by a company like yours. Thank you!!

Daniel George Custom Suits commitment to quality, good taste, and complete customer satisfaction have made them the ultimate destination for the modern and stylish man. In addition to custom suits, Daniel George creates custom sport coats, blazers, formalwear, outerwear, and dress shirts.
Donors – LiftMaster – Chamberlain Group

Donors – LiftMaster – Chamberlain Group

Thank you to the Chamberlain Group and LiftMaster for Supporting Donations.

We would like to thank the Chamberlain Group and LiftMaster for their generous support. Your generosity makes a difference in the lives of people in our community, and with those who we serve. We appreciate your gift. Thank you!

Chamberlain Group (CGI) is a global leader in access solutions and products. As the corporate parent company to LiftMaster, Chamberlain, Merlin and Grifco, offering residential garage door openers, commercial door operators and gate entry systems. Their products are connected through our innovative myQ technology which empowers users to control or monitor their entry points through smartphone access. They are also the parent company to Controlled Products Systems Group, the largest wholesale distributor of perimeter access control equipment in the U.S. and an affiliate of Systems, Inc., one of North America’s leading dock leveler manufacturers.  https://www.chamberlain.com/  https://www.liftmaster.com/

Donors – Robert Half

Donors – Robert Half

Robert Half Provides Donation Of Clothing From Annual Suit Drive.

Wow, a giant donation of suits and clothing from Robert Half on their annual clothing drive. Thank you!!

What a pleasure to be selected as a recipient of clothing. It is also very exciting in that Robert Half helps people find employment. A very sweet tie-in indeed. Thanks for your generosity and caring for those in the community through Suits for Success. 

Robert Half connects employers & job seekers to staff positions in finance, law, technology & more. Robert Half is a global human resource consulting firm based in Menlo Park, California founded in 1948. It is a member of the S&P 500, and is credited as being the world’s first and largest accounting and finance staffing firm, with over 345 locations worldwide.   https://www.roberthalf.com/

Donors – Sharing Connections in Naperville

Donors – Sharing Connections in Naperville

Sharing Connections Provides Suits For Success With Generous Clothing Donations.

A heartfelt thank you to the Sharing Connections Team for their support of our donor program. We love your heart for Vets and those in need.

Sharring Connections is a non-profit to benefit veterans. Vets can can recieve as much furniture as they want (one time). Generous supporters donate furniture and clothes. Overflow clothing is sent on to Suits for Success to help ne parolees. Sharing connections is our number one source of clothing. Thank You Sharing Connections!!

Donors – Woodridge United Methodist Church

Donors – Woodridge United Methodist Church

Woodridge United Methodist Church.

Many thanks to the Woodridge Methodist Church, one of our longest supporters who have provided donations and have uplifted us in kindness and generosity. WUMC has been a rock that has allowed us to take those early steps in doing something great. Thank you for the donations, support, and prayers!

Donors – Willow Creek Care Center

Donors – Willow Creek Care Center

Willow Creek Care Center Provides Suits For Success With Large Clothing Donations.

A heartfelt thank you to the Willow Creek Care Center for their support of our donor program. Many women and men will be impacted by your generosity.

Donors – First Methodist Church of LaGrange

Donors – First Methodist Church of LaGrange

First Methodist Church of LaGrange.

Many thanks to the First Methodist Church in LaGrange for the many donations, words of encouragement and prayer by your congregation. Your helping hand has allowed us to take those early steps in doing something great. Thank you!

Give Today – Help Us Change The Future For a Parolee

Your gifts help us cover our most basic operating costs like fuel for clothing delivery to prisons. 100% of your donation goes to the mission, no Volunteers or Board Members receive compensation. Suits for Success is a registered 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization

Suits for Success
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Our ambitious goal is to provide each new parolee with clothing appropriate to their job search.

 

The gift of a dress shirt, pants, nearly new casual shirt for men, or an outfit for women, can help create a better first impression in that first interview or first return home.