Men at Work Generates Record Donations for Clothes That Work
Wednesday, May 25, 2016, Dayton, OH – At a special awards ceremony tonight at the Job Center, Clothes That Work announced it has exceeded its goals for Men at Work, their spring fundraiser.
By the end of the campaign, more than 3,200 votes had been cast for the 34 Role Models, coming from as far away as Palm Beach, Washington, D.C., and even the country of Jordan.
Men at Work was launched in 2015 as a way to raise money for Clothes That Work and create awareness of the organization’s programs and services. Presented by the Wright State University Foundation, with additional support from DP&L and Vectren, the event featured 34 local men who volunteered to be “Role Models.” They shared their personal and professional stories in an online competition over the course of three weeks as they campaigned for votes to be crowned either “the Most Inspirational Man in Dayton” or “the Most Inspirational Team in Dayton.” A $5 donation purchased one vote, and the public was encouraged to vote for as many men as they wanted as many times as possible.
The competition kicked off at a party in the Donor Lounge of the Schuster Center on Thursday, April 28, when the identities of this year’s contestants were revealed. Each week of the competition featured a different theme, so the public got to gradually learn more about this group of men and their own drives, personalities, and ambitions. Voting closed at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, May 20.
Clothes That Work presented awards to those Role Models who secured the most votes during each themed week. An award was also given for the top Individual competitor and the top team competitor. The 2016 winners are:
- First Impressions Award: Eric Beavers of Vandalia-Butler City Schools
- Workplace Image Award: Mike Brush of Miller, Walker and Brush
- Casually Cool Award: Mike Brush of Miller, Walker and Brush
- Most Inspirational Team: Miller, Walker and Brush
- Most Inspirational Man: Mark Mazer of the Montgomery County Board of Elections
“This year has been a tremendous success,” said Clothes That Work Executive Director Paula Cosby. “I can’t say thank you enough to our Role Models for their dedication and fundraising efforts, and to our donors for supporting them and our organization.”
Click here to view photos from the event on our Facebook page.
About Clothes That Work:
Clothes That Work is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping local job seekers secure gainful employment by providing clients with interview appropriate clothing and personalized, confidence building image services. Additionally, the organization conducts educational workshops, gives interviewing tips, and coaches on exhibiting appropriate professional behavior. Call 937.222.3778 or visit www.ClothesThatWork.org to make a financial donation, learn about volunteer opportunities, or find a location to drop off donations of clothing.
Bill Perry, Marketing & Communications Manager