Four days remain in Moores' annual Canadian Suit Drive, and you've got the weekend to clean out your fiancé's closet. Now in its third year, Moores is encouraging Canadians to drop off their gently used professional clothing at any of their 117 locations across the country. Collected items will go directly to almost 50 local recipient organizations providing job readiness programs for men seeking employment.
The Canadian Suit Drive collects men's suits, shirts, jackets, pants, ties, belts and shoes. Donations will be accepted until July 31st, and Moores will thank donors by offering them 50% off their next purchase. These savings may come in handy with a wedding in your future.
According to Statistics Canada there are more than 742,800 working-age males unemployed across the country. Many of these men are facing significant disadvantages that make obtaining employment challenging. Moores is helping men suit up for success and has long believed that dressing well can boost a man's confidence.
"The clothing donated to us through the Canadian Suit Drive gives us the opportunity to provide men with clothing that is dignified for any occasion, whether they are attending a function or looking for employment. Many individuals who live in poverty do not fully participate in society, however, a new outfit can help them to reestablish their self confidence and participate in activities that the rest of us take for granted," said Carmen Salciccioli, Director of The Good Shepherd Centre - one of the Moores' 2012 recipient organizations.
In 2011 the campaign raised more than 40,000 professional clothing items; the goal for this year's Canadian Suit Drive is to collect a minimum of 50,000 gently used professional clothing items.
For a complete list of store locations and participating recipient organizations, visit www.canadiansuitdrive.com.