Wednesday, October 1, 2014

GIVE BACK: Don Bosco Hall and The Shirt Box partner to help Metro Detroit Jobseekers

Shirt Box co-owners Rod Brown (left), Ron Elkus (right)
in front of their Farmington Hills shop
Help The Shirt Box and Don Bosco Hall give male job seekers an added boost of confidence...

The Shirt Box of Farmington Hills and Detroit-based Don Bosco Hall has partnered to help outfit hundreds of men across metro Detroit as they return to the workforce.

Donors are encouraged to bring gently worn men’s professional clothing – dress shirts, slacks, ties, sport coats, etc. – to The Shirt Box at 32500 Northwestern Highway in Farmington Hills. Donations will be given to Don Bosco Hall.

In recognition of the tough economic times locally and nationally, Don Bosco Hall launched a free clothing store last year within its Community Resource Center. Serving out-of work, underemployed and homeless individuals, the store is managed by youth within Don Bosco Hall’s Male Leadership Academy. The young people in the program are learning the importance of community service by working in the clothing store. Clothes articles are donated and anyone in need can receive services at no cost.

“There is no doubt that the need in the Detroit region is still great,” said Charles Small, President and CEO of Don Bosco Hall. “We appreciate community partners like The Shirt Box. Every community partner that steps forward makes a difference.”

Please note: While The Shirt Box will serve as a donation drop-off point, all garments will be distributed through Don Bosco Hall’s facilities only.

Don Bosco Hall works to strengthen families, offering an opportunity hub where youth and families can be exposed to a wide variety of educational, recreation, and cultural arts and skill development activities. More information about the organization can be found by visiting

“We truly believe that good clothing helps give job seekers an added boost of confidence. Clothing can also help give individuals their dignity back,” said Ron Elkus, Shirt Box co-owner. “The Shirt Box is pleased to be in a position to lend their talents to help job seekers and men striving to create a better future for themselves and their

Celebrating more 33 years, The Shirt Box has been the store-of-choice for men’s fashions. Trendsetters will find an extensive merchandise assortment of men’s furnishings, corporate casual wear and business wardrobe classics. Men’s footwear, accessories and gifts round out the assortment.

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The Shirt Box
32500 Northwestern Hwy.
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
(248) 851-6770.


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