Register O’Donnell’s “Suits for Success” Expands Partnership

Dedham, MA – Norfolk County Register of Deeds William P. O’Donnell recently partnered with The Office of Youth Employment and Opportunity of Boston to donate more than 300 articles of smart casual clothing, business attire, and suits for the 2024 City of Boston Youth Jobs & Resource Fair.

For individuals just starting out on the road to success, the high price of a suit can be an insurmountable obstacle, and it can represent a missed opportunity.

“It is my great pleasure to donate these men’s and women’s suits and dress clothes on behalf of the residents of Norfolk County, and I hope that by partnering with the Office of Youth Employment and Opportunity, we can help to eliminate some of the barriers for young job seekers, empowering them to present themselves confidently in interviews,” stated Norfolk County Register of Deeds William P. O’Donnell.

The goal of the 2024 City of Boston Youth Jobs & Resource Fair is to connect young job seekers with over 150 employers. The event features job placement opportunities, and career development workshops. For more information contact the Office of Youth Employment and Opportunity at https://www.boston.gov/departments/youth-employment-and-opportunity or email them at [email protected].

“It’s a great partnership for the future because sometimes we don’t have access to a lot of suits,” said Jasmin Argueta, Youth and Career Development Coordinator for the Office of Youth Employment and Opportunity. “A donation like this allows for the youth to have access to clothes that they need for interviews or to have clothes for when they get a job in the future.”

Since the Registry started the “Suits for Success” program in February 2009, it has distributed more than 12,000 articles of clothing to local charitable organizations.

“During the past decade and a half, we have learned that programs like ‘Suits for Success’ work,” said O’Donnell. “This program has given many people a valuable resource to help them on the path to success. It is rewarding just to help others in our community who may be looking to take that next step in a search for a job.”

The Youth Engagement and Opportunities Program finds job prospects, develops, and engages Boston’s youth. Their mission is to prepare young individuals to enter the workforce by supplying them with the necessary tools to do so, including training, clothing, and networking.

“Coming to a job fair and finding out that they are able to have access to professional clothing that they might not have at home can play a lot with someone’s confidence, knowing that they are able to show up to a job interview in a nice suit makes a big difference,” said Argueta.

The “Suits for Success” program, developed by Register O’Donnell, partners with groups like Interfaith Social Services of Quincy, Father Bill’s & MainSpring of Quincy, the Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System Voluntary Service Program, Needham community council, Circle of Hope in Needham, United Parish’s Thrifty Threads, St. Vincent de Paul in Plainville, St. Francis House in Boston, Suits and Smiles in Jamaica Plain, InnerCity Weightlifting, New Life Furniture Bank of Massachusetts in Walpole, and The Office of Youth Employment and Opportunity of Boston to assist those who are in need of clothing as well as household items. The mission of “Suits for Success” is to collect donations of suitable clothing to be distributed to individuals who may need appropriate attire for employment interviews.

“I want to thank the individuals of Norfolk County and the surrounding communities who have taken the time and effort to donate to the “Suits for Success” program making, the partnerships we have with nonprofit organizations throughout Norfolk County and beyond possible,” stated O’Donnell.

The Norfolk County Registry of Deeds will be closed on Thursday, July 4th in celebration of Independence Day. We are open Friday, July 5th.

The Norfolk County Registry of Deeds is closed Today, July 4th in celebration of Independence Day. We are open Friday, July 5th.