News from Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia
(Indio, CA) – As Chair for the Assembly Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color, Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) proudly presents his inaugural Suit Drive and Giveaway event. In partnership with Desert Best Friend’s Closet and Desert Theatreworks, Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia will be collecting suits to dress local at-promise youth and young men for success.
“Too often access to professional attire stands as a barrier blocking our young men from pursuing educational and career aspirations,” shared Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia. “For many growing up in hard-working families, like mine, the idea of obtaining a suit is very daunting. Proving these suits and professional wear consultations will help instill confidence and open up a whole new world of possibilities for our youth.”
“Desert Best Friend’s Closet has been providing professional and interview attire to low and no income residents of Coachella Valley since 2008. We are honored to participate in Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia’s suit giveaway! We will have professional image consultants on location wardrobing participants at the event to ensure proper fit, style, and color,” said Johnny Anderson, Director of Operations, Desert Best Friend’s Closet.
Ron Phillips Martinez, CEO, Desert Theatreworks (DTW) added, DTW is very pleased to participate in this program. Entering the workforce is challenging enough and being able to have the proper attire is crucial. Supporting our local youth to achieve their dreams and secure a job is how we as a community theater can give back to those that have done so much for us.”
New or gently used (no older than 10yr old) suits and other professional wear accessories will be graciously accepted through December 13, 2019. The suit drive will benefit local young men preparing to enter the workforce or students about to graduate from high school. Suit recipients will additionally receive a complimentary professional style consultation as well as other resources to help jumpstart their careers.
For more information on donating or how to sign up to receive a suit please contact the Office of Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (760)347-2360.
List of Community Suit Donation Sites
Items accepted new or gently used Suits, Dress Shirts, Ties, Belts, Socks, and Shoes
Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia’s District Office
48-220 Jackson St. #A3, Coachella CA 92236
Desert Best Friend’s Closet
74040 CA-111 #F Palm Desert, CA 92260
45175 Fargo St. Indio, CA 92201
Lift to Rise
73710 Fred Waring Dr. #100 Palm Desert, CA 92260
Riverside County District Attorney’s Office
82995 CA-111 #101 Indio, CA 92201