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Volunteer Florida, Uber collect 4,000 #SuitsForSession items for local job seekers

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Tallahassee insiders across Leon County gave local job seekers a big helping hand this week by donating thousands of pieces of professional attire. In the first-ever #SuitsForSession, Volunteer Florida and Uber collected 4,023 donations Tuesday at both the Capitol and by Uber drivers picking up items across the county free of charge. Through the project, which asked for donations of gently used, high-quality clothing, volunteers collected 2,751 items for women, 851 articles of men’s clothing and 421 shoes, belts and…

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Uber, Volunteer Florida team up to provide #SuitsForSession for the needy

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The popular ride-booking app Uber is teaming up with Volunteer Florida to help provide gently-used professional attire for unemployed or underemployed Floridians looking for a leg up when it comes to job interviews. The groups announced the new initiative – dubbed “#SuitsForSession” – in partnership with Dress For Success Tallahassee, Goodwill Industries of the Big Bend Inc., the Florida Department of Education’s Division of Blind Services. The well-dressed denizens of the Florida Capitol are encouraged to drop off surplus suits, dresses, and shoes from 9…

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