GREENBELT, Md. — For some job hunters, finding affordable and appropriate business attire suitable for an interview or the workplace can be a challenge. With that in mind, ZIPS® Dry Cleaners and Goodwill® have renewed their partnership to help area job seekers dress for success.
Called Will2Work, the partnership aims to collect gently worn professional attire throughout September for those disadvantaged adults seeking employment.
“Everyone knows the rule. First impressions count,” says ZIPS Co-Founder and Chairman Brett Vago, whose Mid-Atlantic-based company also offers free dry cleaning for the unemployed all year. “This is the least we can do to help those in need put their best foot forward.”
Started by ZIPS in 2008, the Will2Work clothing drive provides adults in need with access to professional attire—including donated suits, dresses, blouses and slacks—that can be worn on the job or to job interviews. At the end of the month-long campaign, ZIPS will clean, press and deliver the clothes to the proper Goodwill location.