Tunxis Community College employee Sarah Mitchell recently held a suit drive at Tunxis@Bristol to collect donations for Save-A-Suit, a nonprofit that supports veterans and college graduates who need professional business attire.
An evening administrator at Tunxis@Bristol, Mitchell organized the Saturday drive on behalf of Dames For Soldiers, a volunteer group she co-founded. She said the group collected four carloads of suits, interview attire, and cash donations for Save-A-Suit.
According to Save-A-Suit’s website, the nonprofit hosts quarterly events in the tri-state area to give suits to veterans in need and pair them with employment opportunities. Veterans can also visit the Save-A-Suit website to request a suit at http://saveasuit.org/requestasuit/.
Tunxis@Bristol, located at 430 North Main Street, Bristol, is a result of collaboration among the college, city of Bristol and businesses which has enabled Tunxis to expand educational and training opportunities and serve the community in new ways. The satellite location offers a broad array of programs and courses for professional development and personal enrichment, including an industry-focused advanced manufacturing curriculum designed to meet Bristol area and Connecticut manufacturers’ demand for a highly-skilled manufacturing workforce.
Over 6,000 students enroll in credit and continuing education programs at Tunxis each semester. For more information on Tunxis@Bristol and its programs, call 860.314.4700, or visit tunxis.edu.