In partnership with University of Toronto Students' Union Brooks
Brothers will collect non-perishable food items for the charity until
TORONTO, Nov. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - On the heels of Canada's Thanksgiving
celebration, American clothier Brooks Brothers is giving thanks and
announcing the kick-off to a holiday food drive, benefitting Second
Harvest and U.T.S.U. Food and Clothing Bank. In partnership with the
University of Toronto Students' Union, the Brooks Brothers Flatiron
Shop, at the corner of Bloor and St. George Streets, will be collecting
non-perishable food items in the hopes of gathering 1,000lbs of food,
to provide 1,000 meals for the community.
Brooks Brothers will celebrate American Thanksgiving with an Open House
from 4-7pm - November 22 - where Toronto singer-songwriter, new host
for The X FACTOR's "Pepsi PreShow Live" in Los Angeles and Universal
Music Canada recording artist -Jesse Giddings - will perform and
refreshments will be served. Guests are asked to bring a non perishable
food item to the event.
"Thanksgiving is traditionally a time for friends and family to come
together to share food and we see this drive as a great way for Brooks
Brothers - a 194 year old company - to connect with our new community
on campus," says Jeck Chou, Brooks Brothers Flatiron Shop Store
Manager. "It's also important for us at Brooks Brothers to support
extraordinary and long-standing charitable organizations and Second
Harvest is no exception serving the community since 1985."
"Second Harvest and its partner community agencies are very pleased to
share in the food raised by Brooks Brothers over the next few weeks,"
says Jo-Anne Sobie, Executive Director, Second Harvest. "As we continue
our work to rescue and provide fresh food to those in need in Toronto,
we see a great alignment with Brooks Brothers efforts to enhance the
lives of people in the communities they serve."
"We are pleased to partner with Brooks Brothers around their food drive
initiative," says Munib Sajjad, Vice President University Affairs of
the University of Toronto Students' Union. "We believe that everyone
must know the disparities of wealth and that food isn't a guarantee for
many members of the Toronto community. We are proud to work with Brooks
Brothers as many people depend on the donations to our Food and
Clothing Bank every week."
Brooks Brothers Flatiron Shop at 262 Bloor Street West will be
officially collecting non-perishable food items until November 22,
For more information about Brooks Brothers, please visit www.brooksbrothers.com
ABOUT BROOKS BROTHERS
Established in 1818, Brooks Brothers was the first to offer
ready-to-wear clothing and has continued throughout history with iconic
product introductions including: seersucker, madras, the non-iron shirt
and the original button-down collar. Nearly two centuries later, Brooks
Brothers is proud to uphold the same traditions and values and to be
the destination for ladies and gentlemen from every generation. Since
its founding 194 years ago in New York, Brooks Brothers has become a
legendary international retailer while maintaining a steadfast
commitment to exceptional service, quality, style and value.
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