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March 17, 2016

Philly tailor seeking 1,000 items for suit drive

Donations benefit unemployed Philadelphians

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Henry A. Davidson Suit Handout Art/Henry A. Davidson

In celebration of its 10th anniversary, Center City-based tailor and special occasions clothing purveyor Henry A. Davidson is hosting a suit drive for low-income, unemployed Philadelphians.

Some people throw a cocktail party, bake a cake or craft a new logo to celebrate milestone business anniversaries.

Henry A. Davidsen founder and owner Brian Lipstein opted for a suit drive.

For the 10th anniversary of the 1701 Spruce St. tailor, which offers by-appointment-only special occasions clothing, Lipstein is asking Philadelphians to donate 1,000 men's suits, ties, shirts, shoes, jackets, belts and pants by April 21 in support of Philadelphia's unemployed. Donations will go directly to MenzFit Philadelphia and Career Wardrobes, both of which are Philadelphia-based nonprofits that provide a professional wardrobe to unemployed, low-income men -- everyone from laid-off workers to recovering substance abusers to veterans. 

Following the eight-week drive will be a trunk show that runs April 19-21 at a yet-to-be-determined location. Additionally, those who donate are eligible for 15 percent off a suit purchase at Henry A. Davidsen. Use of the hashtag #HDSuitDrive is also being encouraged upon donation.

The drop-off sites for donations are listed below.

Henry A. Davidsen Showroom | 1701 Spruce St, 2nd Floor | Philadelphia

Philadelphia Soul | 4 Echelon Plaza at 201 Laurel Rd | Voorhees, N.J.

American Executive Centers | Various Locations | Downingtown Country Club | 93 Country Club Drive | Downingtown, Pa.

Blue Heron Pines | 550 Country Club Drive | Galloway, N.J.

Ramblewood Country Club | 200 Country Club Parkway | Mount Laurel, N.J.

Riverwinds Golf + Tennis Club | 270 Eagle Point Rd | West Deptford, N.J.

Running Deer Gold Club | 1111 Parvin Mill Rd | Pittsgrove, N.J.

Valleybrook Country Club | 200 Goldview Drive | Blackwood, N.J.

Expert Technology Associates | 400 Davis Drive | Plymouth Meeting, Pa.

BRICK and MORTAR | 315 N 12th Street | Philadelphia

PUNCH Media | 7151 Sprague St | Philadelphia

1SEO | 1414 Radcliffe St Suite 100 | Bristol, Pa.

The Safeguard Group, Inc. | 100 Granite Drive Suite 205 | Media, Pa.

VERY Real Estate | 303 Chestnut St | Philadelphia