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Clean Out Your Closet…For A Cause!

July 1-31, 2008: Business Clothing Drive Benefits Men and Women in Local Job Training Programs

Release Date: 06/26/2008

SAN DIEGO, CA. (June 27, 2008) - Throughout July, Time Warner Cable presents the seventh annual Clothes 4 A Cause business clothing drive. People are encouraged to donate ready-to-wear business outfits to benefit individuals enrolled in job training programs with the Alpha Project. Through these programs, men and women receive career development, encouragement, and clothing suitable to wear in a business environment, allowing them an opportunity to become self-sufficient professionals. While many offices are now business casual, it is always important to make a fantastic first impression. The campaign is in its seventh year, and since its inception, more than 7,200 complete business outfits were donated from generous San Diegans for men and women making a fresh start in life.

Donations are accepted at any of the 22 San Diego County Mission Federal Credit Union locations or Time Warner Cable’s San Diego, Carlsbad, Del Mar and Coronado offices. For each complete business outfit donated, donors will receive a chance to win a $1,000 shopping spree to Westfield Shopping Malls, courtesy of Mission Federal Credit Union. Donors also have a chance to win prize packages from sponsors. For a complete list of drop-off locations and details on prizes, please visit, and click on “In the Community.”

“Time Warner Cable is proud to put on this business suit clothing drive, which is the largest of its kind in San Diego County,” says Marc Farrar, vice president of public affairs, Time Warner Cable San Diego. “We feel that it is so important to support the Alpha Project in its employment programs.”

Because of Mission Federal Credit Union’s branch locations throughout San Diego County, their participation enables more residents to get involved in the effort. “Mission Federal is thrilled to provide donation locations that are convenient for our members and the public at large,” said Tricia Link, vice president communications and community relations, Mission Federal Credit Union. The organization has also enhanced the clothing drive to include a financial literacy curriculum partnership with Alpha Project. “The online education program helps Alpha Project participants on their own ‘mission to succeed’ at work, at home and in their communities,” describes Link. The six-unit, web-based program provides them with a greater understanding of, and ability to manage, their personal finances. The program teaches goal setting, budgeting, and saving through simulations, case studies and interactive exercises.

This is the fourth time Alpha Project is involved with the Clothes 4 A Cause initiative. Alpha Project strives to end homelessness for its clients and provides an alternate direction into a life of responsibility and dignity. “It is businesses like Mission Federal Credit Union and Time Warner Cable, as well as the public at large who allow us to provide the best possible services to those in need,” said Bob McElroy, president and CEO, Alpha Project. “We are also excited this year to be able to utilize Mission Federal Credit Union’s online education program to help our clients. It’s a wonderful opportunity for us to take Clothes 4 A Cause to the next level, and provide clients with the tools they desperately want and need to make a fresh start in life,” continued McElroy. Learn more about the organization at

Time Warner Cable’s Clothes 4 A Cause is sponsored by Mission Federal Credit Union. To learn more visit or

Time Warner Cable drop-off locations:

Carlsbad – 5720 El Camino Real
Coronado – 1110 Orange Avenue
Del Mar – 240 10th Street
San Diego – 8949 Ware Court (Miramar area)
Mission Federal Credit Union drop-off locations:  

Bonita – Satellite Branch:
4374 Bonita Road

Carlsbad Branch:
2745 Jefferson Street, Suite A

Clairemont Branch:
4250-B Clairemont Mesa Blvd.

Eastlake Branch:
878 Eastlake Parkway

El Cajon Branch:
826 Jackman Street

Encinitas Branch:
258 N. El Camino Real, Suite C

Escondido Branch:
1500 E. Valley Parkway, Suite B

La Mesa Branch:
5500 Grossmont Center Drive, Suite 113

Linda Vista Branch:
5394 Linda Vista Road

Mira Mesa Branch:
10768 Westview Parkway

Mission Valley Branch:
2020 Camino Del Rio North, Suite 100

Oceanside Branch:
125 Old Grove Road, #1

Poway Branch:
13456 Poway Road

Rancho Bernardo Branch:
11868 Rancho Bernardo Road, Suite B

Rancho San Diego Branch:
3815 Avocado Blvd.

San Marcos Branch:
255 Pico Avenue

Santee Branch:
9225 Carlton Hills Blvd., Suite 24

Solana Beach Branch:
953 Lomas Santa Fe Drive

South Bay Branch:
675 Saturn Blvd., Suite A

Telegraph Canyon Branch:
599 Telegraph Canyon Road (Chula Vista)

Terra Nova Branch:
354 East H Street (Chula Vista)

Vista Branch:
985 Escondido Ave., Suite 106

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