Introducing Tech Threads at Griffiss Institute!

Are you an aspiring tech professional in need of the perfect outfit for that important interview, networking event, or dinner engagement? Look no further! Tech Threads is here to support you on your journey to success in the tech industry.

What is Tech Threads, you ask? It’s your go-to destination for gently used business professional attire, available at no cost! Whether you need a last-minute article of clothing to complete your look or a full wardrobe overhaul, we’ve got you covered.

At Griffiss Institute, we understand the importance of making a lasting impression in the tech world. That’s why we created Tech Threads to provide a wide range of gently used professional and tech-friendly attire suitable for any occasion. From suits to chic ensembles, our collection has been carefully curated to ensure you look and feel your best.

Why is it Important?

1) Professional Appearance: Dressing professionally can significantly impact first impressions during interviews, meetings, and networking events. Access to high-quality attire ensures individuals present themselves confidently and appropriately.

2) Cost Savings: Professional clothing can be expensive, especially for those just starting their careers. Tech Threads provides an opportunity to access stylish attire at no cost, reducing financial burdens for interns and entrepreneurs.

3) Convenience: Tech Threads offers a convenient solution for those who may need last-minute attire for unexpected opportunities or events. With a diverse selection of clothing available, individuals can quickly find suitable outfits tailored to their needs.

4) Support and Inclusivity: By utilizing Tech Threads, individuals receive support from the Griffiss Institute community and contribute to creating an inclusive environment within the tech industry. Accessible attire ensures everyone, regardless of financial circumstances, has equal opportunities for professional growth.

5) Sustainability: Choosing gently used clothing from Tech Threads promotes sustainable fashion practices by extending the lifespan of garments and reducing waste. By participating in the program, individuals contribute to environmental conservation efforts.

How Can You Help?

Are you ready to make a difference in the lives of aspiring tech professionals? Join us in supporting the next generation to look and feel their best on their journey to success. It all starts here, with your generous donations of gently used or new professional attire.

Tech Threads at Griffiss Institute is on a mission to empower interns, entrepreneurs, and others in the tech industry by providing them with access to high-quality, professional clothing at no cost. But we can’t do it alone. We need your help to ensure that every individual who walks through our doors has the opportunity to dress for success.

Your donation of gently used or new items can make a world of difference in someone’s life. Whether it’s a tailored suit, a crisp button-down shirt, or a stylish dress, your contribution will help aspiring tech professionals present themselves with confidence and professionalism at interviews, networking events, meetings, and beyond.

Together, we can create a supportive and inclusive community where everyone has the opportunity to thrive. It all starts here, with your generosity and compassion.

Ready to make a difference? Donate your gently used or new items and contribute financially to Tech Threads at Griffiss Institute today. Your contribution will help shape the future of the tech industry, one outfit at a time.

Instructions for Donors:
How to Prepare Your Donations

We are grateful for your support in providing professional attire to those in need through the Tech Threads drive. To ensure that your donations are ready for use and maintain the dignity and quality of the items we distribute, please follow these guidelines:

  1. Clean Your Items:
    • All donated clothing should be freshly laundered or dry-cleaned. Clean items ensure that recipients can wear them immediately without additional cleaning.
  2. Neatly Fold:
    • Fold all items neatly to keep them in good condition during transportation and storage. This helps us organize donations more efficiently.
  3. Quality Check:
    • Inspect your items for any stains, tears, missing buttons, or excessive wear. We only accept items in good, wearable condition to ensure recipients feel confident and professional in their new attire.
  4. Pack Your Donations:
    • Place your folded clothing in a clean bag or box. Clearly label the contents if possible, which will assist our volunteers in sorting and distributing items more effectively.

Drop-Off Location and Hours:

  • Location: Innovare Advancement Center: First Floor
  • Address: 592 Hangar Rd, Rome, NY 13495
  • Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri 8am – 3pm

Monetary Contributions:

Financial donations are also greatly appreciated. Contributions will help cover the cost of dry cleaning and preparing the donated attire. A donation link is available on our website and in our flyers for those who prefer to support the drive financially.

Thank you for your generosity and for helping us empower individuals to succeed in their professional journeys. Your donations make a significant difference!

For any questions or more information, please contact us at 315-269-4205: Melissa Tallman

Tech Threads Point of Contact

Melissa Tallman
Chief Brand Officer

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