Ambassador of the Year:
First Impressions Award
Dayton Food Bank
Workplace Image Award
Casually Cool Award
Dayton, OH – Clothes That Work revealed the results of their 2019 Men at Work campaign at a special awards celebration at the Job Center on Wednesday, May 22, and named Steve Deckman of Synchrony Financial the Clothes That Work Ambassador of the Year.
This year’s event featured 25 local businessmen and community leaders who campaigned for votes to earn the honor of Clothes That Work’s Ambassador of the Year. Each vote could be purchased with a $5 donation to Clothes That Work, and people were encouraged to vote for their favorites. The men engaged in three weeks of themed competitions, and results were tallied to determine the overall winner.
After the most successful Kick-Off Party to date, the men went on to collectively secure 2,415 votes, and when combined with sponsorships and special event revenue, they raised just over $31,000 to support Clothes That Work’s programs and services. Deckman took home the title of Ambassador of the Year by securing 369 votes and personally raising more than $1,782 for the organization.
“We are always excited to see the passion these men bring each year to this competition,” said Kitty Lensman, COO of ThinkTV and the current President of the Board for Clothes That Work. “This campaign is a great way to raise money and awareness for our organization while giving our job seekers an understanding of what it takes to be a role model in today’s society and that it is attainable for them as well.”
Additional awards were given to the weekly themed competition winners including:
- Sean Mitchell from the Dayton Food Bank received the “First Impressions Award”
- Mohamed Al-Hamdani from Al-Hamdani Law received the “Workplace Image Award”
- Chris King from Midmark received the “Casually Cool Award”
- Steve Offord from Montgomery County received a special award for being the only man to participate in all five competitions to date.
Men at Work was created five years ago with a simple goal in mind…to engage men in the mission and vision of Clothes that Work. For years, the organization mostly served women, but today, men make up more than 50 percent of Clothes That Work clients. Collectively, Men at Work has generated more than $125,000 to support the organization’s programs and services.
The 2019 Men at Work campaign is proudly presented by the Wright State University Foundation, with additional support from Entertainment Sponsor PSA Airlines, Ballot Sponsor Synchrony Financial and Boutique Sponsor Kettering Health Network.
About Clothes That Work:
Clothes That Work is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping local job seekers secure gainful employment by providing interview appropriate clothing and personalized, confidence building image services. Clothes That Work is currently celebrating 20 years of success and has helped more than 28,000 men, women and independent teens. Additionally, the organization conducts educational workshops, gives interviewing tips, and coaches on exhibiting appropriate professional behavior to meet employers’ expectations. Call 937.222.3778 or visit www.ClothesThatWork.org to make a financial donation, learn about volunteer opportunities, sign up for a workshop, or find a location to drop off donations of clothing.
Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors
Wright State University Foundation
Kettering Health Network