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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Milford businesses collecting clothes for the troops

This following information was submitted via a press release 

MILFORD--Save-a-Suit Foundation is proudly partnering with Jill Merriam, Dealer For The People®, for the Soldiers-to-Civilians Suit Drive, collecting gently worn suits and professional office clothing for local veterans at Connecticut's Key Hyundai of Milford and Key Hyundai of Manchester. The suit drive ends July 2, in order to outfit and honor Connecticut veterans at the fireworks extravaganza July 3rd at the Westfield CT Post Mall in Milford.

Jill Merriam, owner of Key Hyundai and Dealer For The People®, together with friends WEBE108 and the Westfield CT Post Mall Milford, are promoting the Suits for Soldiers collection, with CT Key Hyundai locations in Milford and Manchester | Vernon as primary collection sites for donations of gently worn suits, professional clothing, shoes, and accessories (guidelines attached below).
Donate gently worn professional office-type clothing to the Solders-to-Civilian Suit Drive at both Key Hyundai of Manchester and Key Hyundai of Milford until July 2.

Local Connecticut veterans desperately need professional clothing as they transition from soldier to civilian. With unemployment among the highest for veterans returning from war in Iraq and Afghanistan, the work the Save-A-Suit Foundation does is absolutely amazing.

Key Hyundai of Milford and Key Hyundai of Manchester are honored to be donation sites to support this great cause helping veterans look the part so that they feel the part, and have a better chance at pursing their civilian career goals. 
Key Hyundai has set a goal of 50 suits for each dealership: 50 for the greater Hartford area, and 50 for Connecticut shoreline and valley. 
"Key Hyundai will match suit donations up to 100 suits," said Jill Merriam, Dealer For The People, "and I can't wait to make that happen. Our goal is 50 for each location, and our employees and customers are pumped to participate! Our mission is to provide solutions, and Save-a-Suit is clearly doing that for perhaps our country's most deserving group."

All clothing donations are completely tax-deductable, and the feeling of generosity completely contagious! Consider donating to this great cause. Visit for complete details.

Join Key Hyundai on July 3rd in a blockbuster event: “Soldiers to Civilians” Day at the Connecticut Post Mall Milford Fireworks Extravaganza, honoring local Connecticut veterans.

About Save-a-Suit Foundation: To learn more about Save-a-Suit, visit the website ( or contact Connecticut's Executive Director Jessica Ewud at 1-855-SAV-SUIT for more information.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great idea. I'm sure a lot of veterans can be helped in this unique way.

June 14, 2012 at 10:00 PM 

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