Jason Clare helps local men suit up to find work

Federal Member for Blaxland, Jason Clare MP today visited Metro Assist’s Dress for Work store based in Bankstown to donate a suit for men in the community who are experiencing financial hardship.

Dress for Work is a free service that provides professional business attire and support to men from disadvantaged backgrounds in order to attend job interviews and other important appointments.

Mr Clare has recently provided $10,000 in funding to the Dress for Work program to upgrade the storeroom and volunteer workspace as part of Round 3 of the Stronger Communities Programme.

“Dress for Work is a great local initiative helping men who cannot afford to purchase a suit put their best foot forward to find employment,” Mr Clare said.

Metro Assist CEO, Mr Lou Bacchiella was very grateful for the donation and said “The small gesture of providing a suit has the power to transform a life. Dress for Work is located at 62 Meredith Street Bankstown and is always looking for more business attire.”

“Modelled on the women’s service, ‘Dress for Success’, Dress for Work is the only program of its kind in NSW, and caters for men all across Sydney and beyond.”

The Stronger Communities Programme provides grants, between $5,000 and $20,000, to not-for-profit organisations for small capital works projects that improve our local community.

In Round 3 the Blaxland Consultation Committee approved 15 projects, with $149,925 worth of grants contributed to works expected to begin early this year.

Over the past three years, the Blaxland Consultation Committee has approved a total of 37 projects, with $438,925 worth of grants being contributed to projects of local community groups.

ISSUED: Friday, 2 March 2018
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