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Home > Leadership > Mayor > Archived Press Releases > 2015 Archives > January 2015 > Suits For Troops Exceeds Donation Goal

Suits For Troops Exceeds Donation Goal

MAYOR BROWN ANNOUNCES THAT ‘SUITS FOR TROOPS’ EXCEEDS DONATION GOAL
City employees donated dozens of used suits and other professional wear to the Veterans One-Stop Center of WNY during the holiday season

January 12, 2015 – Today Mayor Byron Brown and Buffalo attorney Keri Callocchia, founder of ‘Suits for Troops’, thanked city employees who donated used suits and other professional wear to the Veterans One-Stop Center of WNY during the holiday season as part of the 2014 ‘Suits for Troops’ program.  For the past month, Room 217 at Buffalo City Hall was transformed into a closet, complete with clothing racks and shelves, for the clothing donation drive for local veterans.

“The City of Buffalo is fortunate to have great employees who like to give back to those in need in our community,” said Mayor Brown.  “I’m proud of the city’s role in the success of the 2014 ‘Suits for Troops’ program that not only benefits our veterans by helping them put their best foot forward on a job interview but also supports the mission of the Veterans One-Stop Center, which provides much-needed services to former military personnel in transition.”

The City of Buffalo teamed up with the Bar Association of Erie County and the Erie County Clerk’s Office on the “Suits for Troops” program.  Together, the effort exceeded the goal of collecting at least 100 suits, with well over 350 suits collected during the holiday donation drive.  City of Buffalo employees donated a number of clothing items including 27 suits, 18 blazers/sports coats, 125 ties and 50 dress shirts.

“Mayor Brown’s involvement in this year’s ‘Suits for Troops’ drive has had a tremendously positive impact on our veterans,” said Callocchia.  “His participation was an outward sign of the deep appreciation our city has for our returning veterans.”

The Veterans One-Stop Center of WNY is located at 1280 Main Street in Buffalo.  For more information, call (716) 898-0110.