Annual clothing drive helps men transition into the workplace and dress
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TORONTO, June 24, 2014 /CNW/ - Moores Clothing For Men, Canada's largest
specialty menswear retailer, has added a new face to their 5th annual Canadian Suit Drive campaign to help spread the word.
One of Canada's most recognizable TV personalities, Entertainment
Tonight Canada Co-Host Rick Campanelli, has joined Moores' Canadian
Suit Drive in its efforts to collect donations of gently used
professional clothing to help disadvantaged men who are transitioning
back into the workplace.
"Everyone has a suit story. I remember when I didn't have to wear a suit
to work for 10 years, then I landed a job at Entertainment Tonight
Canada and a suit turned into my everyday look. I get excited to step
into my wardrobe room every morning and put on a suit - it makes me
feel really special," said Campanelli.
"I feel such confidence when I am wearing a nice suit and I realized
early on just how important a first impression can be. There is nothing
like a tailored suit to help add an air of confidence and authority. I
feel like it is our duty as guys to help each other succeed. Donating a
suit to help someone else evoke those same feelings of confidence in an
interview or a presentation is such a small action with immense pay
off. I am honoured to take part in Moores' Canadian Suit Drive," he
Once affectionately known by his boyish charm as MuchMusic's "Rick the
Temp," Campanelli made the leap to Entertainment Tonight Canada and his
easygoing, upfront style quickly made him a viewers' favourite from
coast to coast, proving he was anything but a "temporary" fixture in
The need to help unemployed Canadian men is a very real issue. In April,
there were 744,600 reported cases of unemployed men across Canada.
Moores' Canadian Suit Drive provides free suits and professional
clothing to men seeking to turn their lives around by working directly
with more than 60 local recipient organizations across Canada that
provide job readiness programs for men seeking employment.
Now in its fifth year, this year's Canadian Suit Drive runs from July
1-31. Canadians can donate men's suits, shirts, jackets, pants, ties,
belts and shoes as well as women's professional clothing at any of the
more than 100 Moores' stores across Canada. As a thank you for
donating, customers will receive 50 per cent off their next purchase
from Moores (excluding shoes, clearance, and Exceptional Value items).
About Moores Clothing For Men
Launched in 1980, Moores Clothing for Men is the leading national
retailer of men's business attire in Canada with over 100 stores.
Moores' stores carry a full selection of suits, sport coats,
furnishings and accessories in exclusive and non-exclusive merchandise
brands. Moores is also the largest provider of tuxedo rentals in
Canada. For additional information on Moores Clothing for Men, please
visit www.mooresclothing.com or follow us on Facebook and @MooresClothing.
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SOURCE: Moores Clothing For Men
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