ATLANTIC CITY– In an effort to give Atlantic County residents help in re-entering the workforce, St. Augustine Prep senior William Reynolds of Vineland conducted a gently-used business suit drive, along with the Atlantic County Sheriff’s Foundation and Cooper Levenson Attorneys at Law. The initiative is part of his Caritas Project, a student-driven effort to enrich the community through meaningful service.
“When you donate a suit, you’re not just giving a piece of clothing, you’re giving someone a chance to look in the mirror and feel good,” Reynolds said.
At the start of the project, Reynolds approached the Cooper Levenson law firm to enlist their help because of the firm’s extensive charitable work. The attorneys and staff came out in full force to support the effort.
“We are thrilled to be able to help William with this important project that gives so many people a second chance,” COO Kenneth J. Calemmo said. “Not only will the right clothes help with first impressions in a job interview but they could give the wearer the self-confidence needed to land the job.”
Reynolds is working with the Atlantic County Sheriff’s Foundation to distribute the attire to those in need, through the Atlantic County Recovery Court and Hope One