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Jeter, Yanks help give HOPE to Career Gear

The Yankees helped outfit and measure men with suits Tuesday at Career Gear's office. New York Yankees

Derek Jeter helped the Yankees continue their annual tradition of honoring community groups during HOPE Week on Tuesday.

The Yankees shortstop was on hand to spend time with the group Career Gear, an organization that helps promote the economic independence of low-income men by providing financial-literacy training, professional attire and career-development tools.

Jeter, Jacoby Ellsbury, Hiroki Kuroda, Brian Roberts and Alfonso Soriano visited Career Gear’s office in lower Manhattan, where they helped measure and outfit men with suits provided by DKNY.

Each season, the Yankees spend a week visiting community groups during the day and inviting them to games at Yankee Stadium.

The Yankees call the week HOPE Week, which stands for “Helping Others Persevere & Excel.”

On Monday, the team hosted past groups at the Intrepid Air, Sea and Space Museum in Manhattan.

General manager Brian Cashman was at the event.

“It really shines a light on some special things that are happening around this country. It's been impactful,” Cashman said. “It slows the world down a little bit and makes us realize what is around us.”