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Key Hyundai Supports Soldier-to-Civilian Suit Drive

June 18, 2012

Key Hyundai Wants Your Old Suits, Slack, Dress Shirts, and Office Clothing!

Do you have old, professional work clothes just hanging around in your closet?

Suits, dress slacks, belts, blouses, shoes? Men’s and/or women’s?

Did you know local veterans desperately need professional clothes as they transition from soldier to civilian? I sure didn’t, but you can bet I do now! Believe it or not, unemployment is among the highest for Veterans returning from war in Iraq and Afghanistan. And the employees and customers at Key Hyundai of Manchester and Key Hyundai of Milford is teaming up to do something about it!

The Save-A-Suit Foundation is absolutely amazing. This charity helps veterans look the part so that they feel the part, and have a better chance at pursing their civilian career goals.

I am so proud to partner with WEBE108 and the Westfield CT Post Mall Milford to sponsor Save-a-Suit with both Key Hyundai locations as donation sites. Listen for me on the radio (yeah, I know! I know!) as we drive

Key Hyundai is collecting suits for soldiers!

Donate gently worn professional office-type clothing to our Solders to Civilian Suit Drive at both Key Hyundai of Manchester and Key Hyundai of Milford until July 2.

Won’t you join in? I’m aiming to collect 100 suits, and plan to match suit for suit those donated. Let’s do this!

How can you help?

  1. Learn about the charity at www.saveasuit.org
  2. Donate a suit! Don’t have one? How about going to a thrift store and buying one? Team up with a couple friends or colleagues! Ask your neighbors! The donation boxes are prevalent in both Key Hyundai showrooms, awaiting your clothes!
  3. Spread the word! Share in your “social network” whether that’s Facebook, Twitter, email, or the coffee shop or gym!

The donations are completely tax-deductible, and the feeling of generosity completely contagious! Won’t you spread this good cause?

See you at the suit drive!

What are your fireworks plans??? Join us on July 3rd, at the blockbuster “Soldiers to Civilians” Day at the Connecticut Post Mall Fireworks Extravaganza, honoring local veterans! Stop by and say hi!

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One Response to “Key Hyundai Supports Soldier-to-Civilian Suit Drive”

  1. […] this past summer’s successful Key Hyundai Soldier-to-Civilian suit drive benefiting Save-a-Suit, I couldn’t help but sponsor this Veteran’s Day event as well. […]

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