Program Encourages Donations of Gently Used Professional Attire to Help Canadians Get Back to Work
TORONTO, June 28, 2016 /CNW/ -- On July 1st, Moores Clothing for Men launches its Seventh Annual Canadian Suit Drive, where stores across the nation will be collecting gently used men's and women's professional attire to give unemployed individuals a chance to look their best as they transition back into the workforce. TV host, producer, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Nick Cannon, is partnering with Moores Clothing for Men to call attention to the program by making a personal donation and encouraging Canadians to clean out their closets this #SuitDrive.
From July 1st to July 31st, clothing collected at Moores stores will be distributed to over 60 local recipient organizations across the country that help disadvantaged individuals regain employment through job readiness programs and workforce assistance. Over the past six years, the Canadian Suit Drive has collected more than 250,000 items of clothing.
"I've worn many different 'suits' over the course of my career – as a musician, an actor, a record producer – and no matter the task at hand, feeling and looking confident is key. A suit can bring that pep in your step to perform at your personal best," said Cannon. "I'm honored to be partnering with the Moores Canadian Suit Drive to help men across the country fulfill their dreams."
"A suit not only changes your appearance, it changes your whole demeanor," said Doug Ewert, CEO of Tailored Brands, Inc. "It's about feeling confident enough to reach your full potential, and the Canadian Suit Drive gives men that opportunity to put on a suit and enter an interview with the confidence they need to win their next job. As we kick off our seventh annual campaign, we are hopeful that it will be our most successful to date."
Consumers can donate their gently-used professional clothing, including men's and women's suits, ties, jackets, shirts, pants, belts and shoes at all 126 Moores store locations around the country. As a thank you, donors will receive 50 percent off their next purchase of regular priced retail items (excluding shoes, clearance and Exceptional Value items).
GET SOCIAL WITH #SUITDRIVE
The Canadian Suit Drive is symbolized by a blue hanger. To help spread the word about this campaign, Moores is encouraging people to share the #SuitDrive post found on its Facebook and Twitter pages. For every share, the company will donate $1 (up to $25,000) to the local recipient organizations they have partnered with.
Donors are also encouraged to help raise awareness by sharing a photo of an empty hanger in their hometown, identified by a unique backdrop, using #SuitDrive. Moores will be reposting their favorite photos throughout the month of July.
For more information, visit the Canadian Suit Drive website at www.canadiansuitdrive.com.
About Moores Clothing for Men:
Launched in 1980 and a subsidiary of Tailored Brands, Inc. (NYSE:TLRD), Moores Clothing for Men is the leading national retailer of men's business attire in Canada with over 120 stores. Moores' stores carry a full selection of suits, sport coats, slacks, formalwear, sportswear, outerwear, dress shirts, footwear, and accessories in non-exclusive and exclusive merchandise brands such as Joseph Abboud, AWEARNESS Kennth Cole, Black by Vera Wang, among others. Moores is also the largest provider of tuxedo and suit rentals in Canada.
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