'Suits U' raises funds for Carpenter Hospice
On Tuesday evening, a unique fundraiser prepared business students to make a sharp impression in the corporate world, while also raising money to support a Burlington charity.
The DeGroote MBA Association (MBAA) partnered with local Burlington businesses to bring students, faculty, staff and the broader community together for a special charity event, "Suits U." The fundraiser took place on Sept. 18, and raised $2,250 for the Carpenter Hospice in Burlington.
Burlington barber shop New York, New York Men’s Grooming Lounge donated hundreds of pieces of new and lightly-worn suits, shirts and ties for the event. Suits and other business attire of various sizes were available for sale. Fitting rooms were donated by Pat’s Party Rentals, and a DJ serenaded shoppers with the likes of Frank Sinatra.
“I wanted to help the students and community of Burlington to look sharp on their first career interview. I also wanted to assist Carpenter Hospice by administering the proceeds to the hospice. It was a great event that supported a great organization,” says New York, New York owner Sergio Filice.
“This was a fantastic opportunity for the students at the DeGroote School of Business to acquire some savvy professional men’s clothing while contributing to a great cause. It’s refreshing to see such a positive response from our partners within the community,” says Carlos Cabrero, MBAA President and current MBA student at the DeGroote School of Business.
Clothing and accessories started as low as $10, while the highest price per piece was $100. All proceeds and donations went to the Carpenter Hospice in Burlington.