|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 15, 2021
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Volunteer Florida and Simply Healthcare announced that the sixth annual Suits for Session service project resulted in the collection of 670 pounds of professional attire at the day-long event.
The clothing was donated to CareerSource Capital Region and the FSU Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement (CARE)’s Unconquered Scholars Program – organizations supporting job-seekers in Florida striving to enter or re-enter the workforce.
“Thanks to Governor DeSantis’ leadership, Florida is open for business,” said Volunteer Florida CEO Corey Simon. “Especially this year, helping our fellow Floridians join or rejoin the workforce is priority number one. Volunteer Florida is grateful to the legislative, agency and community partners who contributed to this year’s Suits for Session and its incredible impact on job-seeking Floridians across the state.”
“Simply Healthcare is proud to have been a part of this year’s incredibly successful Suits for Session event,” said Holly Prince, Simply Healthcare Medicaid Plan President. “The work being done by Volunteer Florida has an enormous impact on the ability for Floridians to safely and effectively return to the workforce. By supporting Suits for Session, Simply Healthcare is continuing its efforts to help local communities and ensure our members and all Floridians have access to the resources needed to secure employment.”
“CareerSource Florida is sincerely grateful for all the generous donations from the 2021 Suits for Session clothing drive, providing thousands of items of professional attire for job seekers in need,” said CareerSource Florida President and CEO Michelle Dennard. “My special thanks to CEO Corey Simon and the entire Volunteer Florida team for helping us help our neighbors dress for success to connect with rewarding careers.”
“CARE is committed to supporting its students to achieve academic success and prepare for life beyond FSU. We are once again honored to benefit from the Suits for Session service project to increase access to professional clothing for students,” said DeOnte Brown, Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Studies and CARE Director. “The donations from so many great individuals will assist our students in a number of areas within their college experience.”
For more information and photos from Suits for Session, please visit www.volunteerflorida.org/suits.
About Volunteer Florida
In 1994, Volunteer Florida was established in Florida Statutes to manage national service programs, such as AmeriCorps, and advocate for volunteerism throughout the Sunshine State. Since then, Volunteer Florida has evolved to serve as the state’s lead agency for mobilizing volunteers and coordinating donations before, during and after disasters, including managing the Florida Disaster Fund. After 25 years, Volunteer Florida remains committed to promoting volunteerism in Florida, and recently launched the state’s official volunteer opportunities platform, Volunteer Connect. Through our work, Volunteer Florida delivers high-impact volunteer programs and opportunities that engage Floridians, transform communities and make the state a better place to live. For more information, please visit www.volunteerflorida.org.
About Simply Healthcare
Simply Healthcare Plans is a Florida licensed health maintenance organization that serves more than 663,000 Floridians enrolled in its Medicaid, Long Term Care (LTC/LTSS) Medicare and Florida Healthy Kids health plans. Simply provides ongoing community relations and outreach to encourage communities to become active participants in their health care. Every day, Simply employees across the state of Florida strive to help keep health care simple and provide education that empowers Floridians to choose and sustain healthy lifestyles. For more information about Simply Healthcare Plans, visit www.simplyhealthcareplans.com.