boots to suits

WHAT IS BOOTS TO SUITS?

Boots to Suits is a clothing voucher program for male and female Virginia veterans transitioning from military life to civilian careers.It is administered by The Clothes Rack at Stratford Hills, a service of The Junior League of Richmond. Boots to Suits provides veterans with two complimentary career outfits, enabling them to look and feel their best for job interviews and non-military work environments. Military spouses who are job-seeking and the main household provider are also eligible for this opportunity.

Click here to read the Boots to Suits announcement on November 11, 2014 or download the program flyer to learn more.

Boots to Suits was featured in the Richmond Time-Dispatch on November 12, 2016. Click here to see more including a video of a fitting session!

I AM A VETERAN, HOW DO I RECEIVE A VOUCHER?

Boots to Suits is partnering with veteran service providers who will distribute clothing vouchers to veteran clients.  Program partners include:

Virginia Transitioning Assistance Program (VTAP)   804.396.5731

Department of Veteran Affairs   (Rhonda Bell Barnes)   804.396.5731 

McGuire's Hospital  (Star Program/ Cynthia Young)   804.675.5000 x7039

Petersburg Freedom Support Center   804.451.0205

As the program continues to be sustained with donations and operating support, Boots to Suits will partner with additional veteran service organizations to expand our reach in serving transitioning soliders.

Fitting appointments are required and are available Monday- Thursday, 10am-4pm. Call Mark Gaddis at 804.323.6270 to schedule. Please be prepared to give your sizes so that appropriate clothing selections will be available upon your arrival.

WHAT CAN I DONATE?

Boots to Suits needs donations of business suiting and casual attire for both men and women.  Such items include dress pants, khakis, button-up shirts, polo shirts, ties, sweaters, blazers, dresses, skirts, blouses, slacks, belts and shoes.  The Clothes Rack also accepts other clothing items for women, men, and children as well as jewelry, home decor and light furniture. 

Tax-deductible gifts are also accepted to support program activities, including dry cleaning and purchasing new undergarments.  Click here to make a gift online.

YOUR DONATION IS TAX-DEDUCTIBLE

When your donation is picked up or dropped off, you will receive a donation receipt. For more information on valuing and claiming donations please visit irs.gov. The Clothes Rack does not offer appraisal services.

DONATION LOCATION

Donations can be dropped off at The Clothes Rack at Stratford Hills Monday-Saturday between 10am to 5:45pm:

The Clothes Rack at Stratford Hills
6780 Forest Hill Avenue
Richmond, VA  23225
804-323-6270

HOW CAN I VOLUNTEER TO HELP?

Donation Coordinator:  Hold a donation drive in your workplace, neighborhood or church. For information on organizing a clothing drive, contact Sue Farrell at Sue.Farrell@JoynerFP.com

I AM A VETERAN SERVICE PROVIDER, HOW DO I PARTNER?

If your organization serves transitioning veterans and is interested in receiving vouchers to distribute, please contact Mark Gaddis, Director of Retail Operations, at mgaddis@jlrichmond.org or 804.323.6270.