‘Suits for Soldiers’ campaign kicks off

‘Suits for Soldiers’ campaign kicks off

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - There are two locations in Tucson where you can donate a "gently used" suit or professional attire for men or women.

Two Farmers Insurance agents, Sandi Eghtesadi and Alexander Duquette have volunteered their offices as locations to drop off the donated items for the "Suits for Soldiers" campaign, a national program to ease the transition for military veterans to civilian work and life.

From now to Nov. 30, if you have a suit or other professional attire that you wish to donate, you can bring it to Eghtesadi's agency at 4866 E Broadway Blvd. or Duquette's office at 6340 N Campbell Ave. Ste. 100.

"Suits for Soldiers is a campaign which I personally care deeply about and represents my company's commitment to veterans," said Eghtesadi, in a recent release. "We all have a chance to contribute and have a real impact on someone else's life," Duquette added.

More than one million military personnel will be making the transition from the military in the next couple of years, according to the Department of Defense office of Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, and many of these veterans do not own appropriate business attire to go to networking events, interviews or even to work. Each piece of clothing donated brings Suits for Soldiers closer to its goal of collecting 50,000 suits that will help create an easier transition for veterans into the civilian workforce.

Veterans may also visit www.farmers.com/careers/veterans-resources/ for additional resources to aid in the transition to the civilian workforce.

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