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Men`s wearhouse donates $1 million in apparel to help young men enter the workforce


Taking a slogan from Men's Wearhouse, impoverished youth sponsored through Children International, a U.S.-based humanitarian organization, 'are going to like the way they look' with nearly $1 million worth of clothing donated by the leading men's retailer.

The Houston-based retailer, whose philanthropic mission is to provide appropriate clothing to youth and men seeking employment, has supplied suits, jackets, shirts and pants to youth who lack basic clothing in Children International's program areas in Ecuador, the Philippines, India, Zambia, Colombia and the Dominican Republic.

Children International's President and CEO Jim Cook said, 'We are grateful to Men's Wearhouse for their commitment to youth as they begin to build a brighter future for themselves. Their contribution makes a world of difference to youth unable to buy suitable clothes.'

Children International is distributing the clothing to male teens graduating from its youth program. According to the Office of National Statistics, more than 20 percent of today's young people ages 16 to 24 are either unemployed or underemployed. Since many of these young men in developing countries live on less than $2 day, the new suites and other will give them more confidence and help them compete on a more level playing field as they seek employment.

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About Men's Wearhouse:
Founded in 1973, Men's Wearhouse is one of North America's largest specialty retailers of men's apparel with 1,213 stores. The Men's Wearhouse, Moore's and K&G stores carry a full selection of designer, brand name and private label suits, sport coats, furnishings and accessories and Men's Wearhouse and Tux stores carry a limited selection. Tuxedo rentals are available in the Men's Wearhouse, Moore's and Men's Wearhouse and Tux stores. Additionally, Men's Wearhouse operates a global corporate apparel and workwear group consisting of TwinHill in the United States and Dimensions and Alexandra in the United Kingdom.

For additional information on Men's Wearhouse, please visit the company's website at www.menswearhouse.com.

About Children International:
Established in 1936, Children International is a humanitarian organization with its headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri. Children International's programs help more than 335,000 children and their families in 11 countries around the world including Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Honduras, India, the Philippines, the United States and Zambia. For more information about Children International or to sponsor a child, visit www.children.org.

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