MONTREAL--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Moores Clothing for Men is proud to announce that it will kick off its 10th Annual Suit Drive on July 1 to 31, when consumers can donate gently-used professional clothing at Moores stores across Quebec. The Drive helps give disadvantaged men and women an opportunity to walk into a job interview with confidence—an essential step toward economic stability.
“I know the Moores Suit Drive has benefitted thousands of men and women throughout Quebec over the years – many of whom were our clients,” said Chris Quinn, Director of Support Services at the Old Brewery Mission. “We just assisted a young man with a donated suit and career counseling, who said that he secured employment and is looking forward to his new start.”
Marking its 10th anniversary this year, the Moores Suit Drive has collected close to half a million items of professional attire across Canada, and helped to dress hundreds of thousands of Canadians in need for job interviews. Donations are distributed nationally to more than 60 local recipient organizations that help people regain employment through job readiness programs, workforce assistance and gifting of professional attire. Quebec organizations include Old Brewery Mission, Relais d’Espérance, Accueil Bonneau, and Movement des personnes d'Abord Drummondville.
"A job interview is a time when we need to look and feel our best, and the Moores Suit Drive has helped so many men and women put their best selves forward during the interview process,” said Roger Assouad, Regional Manager, Quebec, Moores Clothing for Men. “The Drive has become recognized as an important cause across Quebec because it helps make a real difference to people’s lives who may not otherwise be able to afford a suit.”
Consumers can donate their gently-worn professional clothing, including men's and women's suits, ties, jackets, shirts, pants, belts and shoes to any 25 of the Moores stores located across Quebec, including downtown Montreal at 966 Ste. Catherine Ouest Ste, Drumondville at 55 Boul. St. Joseph and Boucherville at 582 Chemin De La Touraine. As a thank you, donors will receive 50 percent off their next purchase of regular priced retail items (excluding shoes, clearance, custom and Exceptional Value items).
Canadian Actor and Director Jason Priestley Shines Light on 10th Annual Moores Suit Drive
Canadian actor and director Jason Priestley, well-known for his role in hit TV series Beverly Hills 90210 and Private Eyes, will launch this year’s Moores Suit Drive by making the first donation to the cause at the retailer’s Vancouver location late June, before heading to its Toronto flagship store to do the same. Priestley joins the roster of high-calibre champions of the Moores cause who have included Canadian celebrities such as star of Suits, Patrick J. Adams, as well as professional athletes.
Moores Suit Drive is Challenging Canadians to Donate via Social Media
#ThrowbackAndDonate: Throwback photos are a lot like your closet. They’re full of clothes you don’t wear anymore. The Moores Suit Drive is the perfect occasion to share those photos and donate that professional clothing for a good cause. That’s why, to help drive awareness of the Moores Suit Drive this year, @MooresClothing is encouraging followers to spread the word by using #ThrowbackAndDonate. To participate, Canadians can add #ThrowbackAndDonate #SuitDrive to a throwback post, then donate the clothes at a Moores store. Participants will receive 50 per cent off their next purchase and give someone the confidence to get their career back on track.
For more information, visit mosuitdrive.com and follow the campaign @MooresClothing.
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 126 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.