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"Stretch Those Bills" at Forman Mills - Clothing retailer helps local youths Dress for Success in 2014! Photos by United Photo Work's Paul Hitz

Happy Monday! 

With Summer coming to a quick close we got word about a great promotion from a local retailer who was helping local families "Stretch Those Bills" so we sent MCB alumni Paul Hitz to check it out





DETROIT­– With three Detroit-area stores, Forman Mills, a value-based discount department retailer committed to providing consumers in underserved markets with significant discounts on high-profile brand fashions, will be helping more than 100 Detroit-area students dress for success this school year.

This past Thursday, August 21, more than 100 pre-identified youth, who are consumers of Neighborhood Service Organization visited the Forman Mills Warren and Conner store (11950 East Warren Avenue, Detroit) to redeem $15 vouchers to be used on school uniforms.

In addition to the pre-selected youth, the first 50 youth, ages 18 and under, on-site who perform the Forman’s Mills “Stretch Those Bills” dance or give a “Forman Mills” shout also will receive one voucher each. 

MCB's Paul Hitz was there to catch all the action!

“We wanted to ensure that students in the community have the opportunity to walk into school on the first day feeling confident and ready for a year of learning,” said Rick Forman, president and CEO of Forman Mills. “Being able to take the burden of being able to afford clothes for school off of the students and their families is of great importance to all of us at Forman Mills.”

Neighborhood Service Organization (NSO) is a human services agency serving metropolitan Detroit’s most vulnerable.  The nonprofit runs several programs serving youth including Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngers (HIPPY), Youth Initiatives Project, YouthLink and Life Choices Youth Program.

“We are honored that Forman Mills selected our young consumers as recipients of these generous vouchers,” said NSO President and CEO Sheilah P. Clay.  “It sends a positive message to families that businesses in our community are invested in the future success of children and youth.”


Offering the latest in fashion for youth, juniors and young men and women, Forman Mills is currently offering numerous deals on back-to-school apparel.  School uniforms are available in a variety of colors with polo shirts ranging from two for $9 for kids to two for $12 for young men, and shoes for $10.  Other fall fashion deals include denim jeans, two for $10; three t-shirts for $5; and boys pants for $6.

Adds Valerie Fiordaliso, Forman Mills’ Marketing Director, “Whether the student is required to wear a uniform or just needs a few new items for the school year, we have what they need.”

In addition to the Warren and Conner location, Forman Mills also can be found in Highland Park at the Model T Plaza, Bel-Air Centre on East Eight Mile Road in Detroit and on Miller Road in Flint.  The company will be opening a fifth Michigan location in Southfield later this year.