On Tuesday, July 25, we were contacted by our partners at The Gifted and The Crossover Experience to see if we could help one of their young men, Roderick Burnett, in securing a suit for his job interview at FedEx the next day. Through the help of Anthony Flynn (The Gifted), Brandy Winton (Crossover Experience), one of her selfless board members, and our unbelievable partners at New York Suit Exchange, we were able to get Roderick a brand new suit, shirt, tie, belt, socks and shoes for his interview the next day.
Roderick had prepared for his interview, but the suit he wore gave him confidence when he walked through those doors. And the FedEx team took note: they said that out of 10 candidates, he was the only one that showed up with a suit on...they knew instantly he was the guy for the role. That's how a suit builds credibility!
We are thrilled to hear that FedEx officially hired Roderick to work in their IT department; one of about 100 jobs they need to fill by the end of September.
Thank you, Anthony and Brandy, for the opportunity to come alongside you to serve Roderick. Congratulations to FedEx, for a great hire. And WELL DONE, Roderick, for working so hard to provide for yourself and your family.