SIP to launch Jonathan's Closet

SIP to launch Jonathan’s Closet

SAVANNAH, GA. (June 16, 2014): Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Savannah Impact Program (SIP) will host a community bash to celebrate the launch of Jonathan’s Closet, a clothing collection organized to help young people in need of career-appropriate attire.

The drive was named in honor of the late Jonathan Brown, a very active Workforce Investment Act (WIA) program participant who passed away last year.

Jonathan’s Closet is SIP’s newest WIA youth initiative. All donations will support WIA youth in immediate need of appropriate clothing for job interviews and other employment placement opportunities. Requested clothing items include clean and gently used: collared shirts, blouses, pants and slacks, skirts, dresses, ties and belts. Items in juniors and adult sizes are requested.

A kickoff event is set for July 26, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Daffin Park. Clothing collection boxes will be present at the event. Boxes will also be placed at the SIP office and the five SCMPD precincts from Jul. 28 until Aug. 8.

WIA is an employment training program for eligible Chatham County youth, ages 16-21. Its focus is academic achievement and workforce development through effective and comprehensive activities.

For more information visit www.wiasip.com or contact Toisaun Denson at (912) 651-4350 ext. 2950 or Jeff Parsons at ext. 2911.