Patrick J. Adams, Canadian actor, director and producer on hit TV series Suits, just recently kicked 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,” says 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.”
Moores Canadian Suit Drive
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,” says 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.
- ROUTES (ON)
- Mission Old Brewery (QC)
- Working Gear (BC)
- The Salvation Army (AB)
- Global Gathering Place (SK)
- Opportunities for Employment (MB)
- 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
Photo credit: George Pimentel
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