A good impression can be the start of a changed life. 100’s of charities in the US provide second hand clothes for people starting over who have job interviews but no clothes to wear to them.
Every year thousands of people try to start their lives over. I am not going to waste your time with paragraphs about the dignity of work, about work ethic being an Ivy fundamental, and/or about the debilitation of societal rush to judgement. I’m not even going to ask you to donate anything.
I recently became aware of a brand of charity that collects and distributes clothing to people who are rehabiliting their lives and who have job interviews but no clothes to wear to them. I dig a little. There are 100’s of these organizations.
Here’s how this works, if you are into it.
- From now through December 1, 2021, go to local thrift stores or buy second hand online. Pick out the elements of an interview outfit (IT HAS TO BE PURE IVY, PURE IVY) in your size. YOU DON’T HAVE TO BUY ANY OF IT. Just pick it out, and photograph the parts of the outfit, the size, and the price.
- You have a budget of $250.
- You can participate in the Men’s category, the Women’s, or both.
- Underwear not included, but include socks and shoes. Be comprehensive.
- Email your outfit to John_Burton@Ivy-Style.com.
On December 1, Evan Everhart will select one winner from each category, based on the outfit being PURE IVY and on the impression it would create in an interview. From there, the mojo begins.
We will donate $250 to one such charity in geographic proximity of each winner. We will ask our sponsors to do the same. If we get 3 sponsors, we will raise $1,000 ($250 from Ivy Style, and $250 from each of the three sponsors). And so forth.
We will also award to each winner from each of our sponsors $250 worth of merchandise.
It’s our first contest like this, so if you have an idea or suggestion to make this better, absolutely let me know in the comments or via email. We’ll post updates as we move along, too.
We will get sponsors, you get outfits.