WASHINGTON, DC – May 3, 2017 – The Disabled Veterans National Foundation (DVNF) (www.dvnf.org) will be providing suits and other business attire to veterans transitioning into civilian life through its partnership with the men’s clothing company, Joseph A. Bank.
On May 19th, veteran participants of Onward 2 Opportunity (O2O), a nonprofit organization in North Carolina, will graduate from this vocational program. DVNF, in partnership with the organization, will be giving free suits and other dress clothing to the new graduates at an event on Saturday, May 6th.
Onward 2 Opportunity is a comprehensive training and career placement service for transitioning service members that provide training and testing for real-world certifications in the following: IT, Project Management, Hotel Management, JAVA, and Customer Service.
After training is complete and certifications earned, O2O works with these graduates to ensure job placement. While the program is open to all service members, traditionally over half of those in attendance are leaving the military due to an injury or illness. O2O works closely with the Wounded Warrior Battalion to bring this training to those who need to find another career.
DVNF will attend the event to present these veterans with brand new business attire from Joseph A. Bank. The shipment of clothing contains suits, dress socks, pants, shirts, belts, and sweaters. The total approximate value of the goods is nearly $150,000.
To assist these veterans even further, DVNF will also be giving out $50 gift cards to cover the cost of any necessary alterations and tailoring of the suits.
“DVNF is honored to be a part of the successful future of these heroes, and we hope this business attire will give them a boost in the civilian job market,” said DVNF CEO, Joseph VanFonda (USMC SgtMaj Ret.). “We are also grateful for the collaboration of our partners, Onward 2 Opportunity, and Joseph A. Bank, for helping to make this possible.”
This will mark the second shipment of business clothing DVNF has sent to veterans on the job hunt this year. The first was at a job fair in Detroit, in which 150 former service members received free suits from the organization.
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