Clothing Drive Helps Individuals in Need Re-Enter the Workforce with Confidence
TORONTO, June 27, 2017 /CNW/ -- Today, Patrick J. Adams, Canadian actor, director and producer on hit TV series Suits kicks off Moores Clothing for Men's 8th annual Canadian Suit Drive by cleaning out his closet and donating a suit to the retailer's downtown Toronto flagship store.
"My first day on the set of 'Suits' I learned how the right suit can change your confidence and attitude," said Adams. "So many men and women benefit from the organizations supported by the Canadian Suit Drive and I'm proud to partner with Moores to help raise awareness. I challenge my fellow Canadians to donate during the month of July because it's an opportunity to give people the chance to succeed."
Throughout the month of July, Moores Clothing for Men will hold the Canadian Suit Drive, an annual effort that has collected close to 375,000 items of professional clothing to date. The donations give unemployed Canadians a chance to look their best as they transition back into the workforce.
"When I first moved to Canada, I wanted to get to work but didn't have the means to look the part and make that strong first impression required for a successful job interview," said Semiu Bamigbola, who received a suit through a Moores' recipient organization, Dress Your Best. "Receiving a suit was the important first step for me to feel and look confident."
The donations from the Canadian Suit Drive are distributed nationally to nearly 75 local recipient organizations that help disadvantaged men and women aiming to regain employment through job readiness programs, workforce assistance and gifting of professional attire. Recipient organizations include: ROUTES (ON), Mission Old Brewery (QC), Working Gear (BC), The Salvation Army (AB), Global Gathering Place (SK), Opportunities for Employment (MB) and Teamwork Cooperative (NS).
Head coaches from the National Basketball Coaches Association (NBCA) and National Hockey League Coaches Association (NHLCA) will also support the Canadian Suit Drive by making donations to rally fans to participate in July. A special nod goes to Dwane Casey (Toronto Raptors), Glen Gulutzan (Calgary Flames) and Guy Boucher (Ottawa Senators) who have committed to supporting the cause.
People can donate their gently worn professional clothing, including men's and women's suits, ties, jackets, shirts, pants, belts and shoes at 126 Moores store locations nationally throughout the month of July. As a thank you, donors will receive 50 percent off their next purchase of regular priced retail items (excluding shoes, clearance, Exceptional Value items).
Follow the campaign on social media @MooresClothing #SuitDrive
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 Kenneth Cole, Black by Vera Wang, among others. Moores is also the largest provider of tuxedo and suit rentals in Canada.
For additional information on Moores Clothing for Men, please visit mooresclothing.com
Media contact: Victoria Kirk, [email protected], 416.558.4507
Dress Your Best:
Dress Your Best is operated by the Live to Give Relief Organization whose mission is focused on promoting the economic independence of disadvantaged men across the Greater Toronto Area since 2000. Dress Your Best supplies their clients with high-quality, professional apparel for job interviews and future employment. Visit www.dressyourbest.ca to learn more about how you can get involved.
SOURCE Moores Clothing For Men