In each episode of NBC’s World of Dance, you’ll notice that judge Derek Hough is always in a suit. He looks sharp, he acts confident, and there’s a methodology behind all of it. While we’re more than familiar with Hough’s moves on the dance floor, many aren’t aware of his off-stage charity. Hough is the current spokesperson for the 10th annual Men’s Wearhouse National Suit Drive.
For the month of July, the Men’s Wearhouse National Suit Drive rounds up lightly used business clothes to ensure that 170 nonprofits nationwide can help unemployed men and women in their job search. Hough expanded upon his drive and involvement in an interview with INSIDER.
“I think a lot of us have an abundance of clothing, and probably too much of it, more than we need, I’m sure. I think the majority of people would definitely have something to share. And for us, we might think, ‘How is this going to help?’ But for somebody it can help tremendously, it makes a huge difference. And you know I’ve seen it firsthand, I think it’s a wonderful thing.”
The mission-slogan is to “Give a Suit, Change a Life,” and there are plenty of success stories to be had through the organization in the last decade. The goal for this year is 275,000 items and they’re already making tremendous progress.
“What you wear really affects the way you feel. For me being a competitor my whole life, a dance competitor, it’s always been important about having that edge. So for me when you’re out there competing for jobs, it’s important to feel a certain way. And sometimes if you look a certain way it makes you feel better and gives you that confidence.”
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