Ninth Annual Suits for Session Service Project

A Service Project Brought to You by Volunteer Florida

Volunteer Florida announced that the ninth annual Suits for Session service project resulted in the collection of 3,023 items equaling 2,705 pounds of professional attire.

The clothing will be donated to CareerSource Tampa BayFSU ProfessioNole Clothing Closet, and SailFuture – organizations supporting Florida job-seekers striving to enter or re-enter the workforce.

Donation highlights include: 

  • Total Women’s Clothing and Accessories Collected: 1,903
  • Total Women’s Suits: 65
  • Total Men’s Clothing and Accessories Collected: 1,106
  • Total Men’s Suits: 127
  • Total Items Collected: 3,023
“We are overwhelmed by the generosity of our state agencies, legislative leaders, and friends across the state who helped us collect so many incredible items of professional wear,” said Volunteer Florida CEO Josie Tamayo. “With every item donated, we are providing confidence and support to job-seekers across our state.”“We are very excited for Volunteer Florida for selecting our ProfessioNole Clothing Closet as a Suits for Session recipient again,” said Interim Director of the Florida State University Career Center Leslie Mille. “The ProfessioNole Clothing Closet operates exclusively on a donation basis, providing students access to free business professional and elevated business casual clothing. The Suits for Session donation will impact hundreds of our students, helping to set them up for success as they participate in career fairs, interviews, conferences, internships, job searches, and more!”
“The SailFuture Academy exists to bridge the gap between high school and the real world for some of our state’s most at-promise students,” said SailFuture CEO Michael Long. “Professional attire is necessary for our students 11th and 12th grade work study placements and we couldn’t be more grateful for Volunteer Florida including us this year to stock our clothing closet. Thank you to everyone who participated!”
men’s and women’s clothing items being collected:
  • Full suits
  • Blazers/jackets
  • Blouses/shirts
  • Pants/trousers
  • Dresses/skirts
  • Ties
  • Belts
  • Shoes
  • Handbags
2024 Participating State Agencies:
  • Agency for Persons with Disabilities
  • CareerSource Florida
  • Department of Business and Professional Regulation
  • Department of Children and Families
  • Department of Elder Affairs
  • Department of Environmental Protection
  • Department of Juvenile Justice
  • Department of Revenue
  • Department of State
  • Department of Transportation
  • Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
  • Florida Gaming Control Commission
  • Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
  • Florida Office of Financial Regulation
  • Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
  • Visit Florida
2024 Recipient Organizations:
  • SailFuture
  • CareerSource Tampa Bay
  • FSU ProfessiNole Clothing Closet
Previous Recipient Organizations:
  • AMIkids
  • Bridges of America in Orlando
  • CareerSource Chipola
  • CareerSource Gulf Coast
  • Chapman Partnership in Miami
  • Dress for Success Tampa Bay
  • ECHO Ministries
  • Florida Department of Education, Division of Blind Services
  • FSU’s Unconquered Scholars Program
  • Sulzbacher in Jacksonville

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