February 8, 2023
Warrior Foundation Hosts Annual “Dress for Success” Event to Provide Suits and Business Attire for 100+ Transitioning Military Active Duty and Veterans
San Diego, CA – Warrior Foundation Freedom Station will host their annual “Dress for Success” event that provides suits and causal business attire for 100+ pre-registered transitioning U.S. Naval and Marine Active Duty personnel, along with military veterans, at the Men’s Wearhouse at Mission Valley San Diego store on February 9, 2023.
The “Dress for Success” program was created in 2006 by Sandra Lehmkuhler, CEO/Founder of the Warrior Foundation Freedom Station, a non-profit foundation that assists transitioning military with housing, mentorship programs and quality-of-life items.
During the past 17 years, the Warrior Foundation Freedom Station has provided more than 1,000 Active Duty and Retired Warriors with more than $500,000 in business attire to help them transition into establishing new careers, launching entrepreneurial endeavors, or starting educational programs in their civilian life.
“The Warrior Foundation Freedom Station’s ‘Dress for Success’ program has provided a ‘hand up’ by arming our Warriors with a ‘fresh uniform,’ encouragement and the tools to succeed as they transition into civilian life,” said Lehmkuhler. “We must always help our countries’ greatest treasure to succeed and must always defend our defenders! These brave Warriors need a ‘hand up and not a handout’ and to look their best as they transition into a new phase of their lives.”
In addition to their new clothes, each Warrior will receive a professional photo head shot in their new apparel to use for career services with LinkedIn or other professional channels.
“We are proud to be able to assist these Active Duty Service Members in one part of their transition from the military to civilian life,” said Andrew Gasper, President of Warrior Foundation Freedom Station. “A new tailored suit and business attire helps build their professional confidence in an interview and assists with the transition process in their new journey.”
The program started in 2006 with Jos. A. Bank (later acquired by Men’s Wearhouse) and the company provides a discounted rate for Warrior Foundation Freedom Station on the day of the event to maximize Warriors their opportunity to look and feel good in the next stage of their life. For more information about the Warrior Foundation Freedom Station or to donate, visit www.warriorfoundation.org.