Men at Work 2016

Online Competition Will Benefit Local Job Seekers

Thursday, April 7, 2016, Dayton, OH – On Thursday, April 28, 2016, Clothes That Work will launch the 2016 edition of Men at Work, an online competition designed to raise funds for the organization and inspire local job seekers to achieve their employment goals.

The month-long contest is presented by the Wright State University Foundation with additional support from Vectren.  Dozens of men throughout the community will volunteer as Role Models for the organization, sharing their stories as they compete for votes to answer the question: who is the most inspirational man in Dayton?  Votes are only $5 each, and the community is encouraged to vote for their favorite candidate as many times as possible.

“We had tremendous success with Men at Work last year,” said Paula Cosby, Executive Director.  “Our 2015 Role Models secured more than 1,800 online votes, and donations came in not just from the Dayton region but from as far away as New York, California, and Hawaii.”

The competition starts with a party in the Schuster Center’s Donor Lounge at 5:30pm on Thursday, April 28th.  Tickets can be purchased at www.ClothesThatWork.org for only $25 a piece, and guests will be treated with appetizers, drinks, music, and a pop-up Boutique.  The identities of this year’s Role Models will be unveiled, and the men will start competing for votes that evening.  Kate Bartley, weekend anchor for WHIO-TV, will serve as MC for the event.

The competition will then move to www.ClothesThatWork.org for the following three weeks.  Each week, the role models will be featured in a different outfit, and their stories will be added and updated to convince others why they are the most inspirational men in the region.  Online voting will end at 11:59pm on Friday, May 20th.

On Wednesday, May 25th, Clothes That Work will hold a special awards ceremony for the competitors.  The total amount raised online will be revealed, and guests will learn the identity of the Most Inspirational Man in Dayton.

Men at Work began in 2015 as a meaningful and cost-effective way to engage both men and younger generations with the mission of Clothes That Work.  During its inaugural year, 54 Role Models competed to raise more than $17,000 to support local job seekers through the organization.

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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.

Media Contact:
Bill Perry, Marketing & Communications Manager
937.222.3778 x150
bill.perry@clothesthatwork.org