20YS supports Moores’ Canadian Suit Drive
Late at getting your spring cleaning done? Take this as is your chance to go through your closet while supporting a great cause. A cause that keeps on giving. We’re talking about helping our fellow Canadians who struggle to be self-sufficient in a tough job market. Our nation’s unemployment rate (men and women) is currently at 7.5% with more than 754,900 working-age males unemployed across the country. Of the many challenges they may face, a proper outfit for an interview should be the last of their worries.
SPECIAL POST BY: JANELLE GAGNE, TWENTY YORK STREET
Four years ago, Moores decided to bring this issue to the forefront by running the Canadian Suit Drive. For what may be a show stopping campaign of male models stripped down to their skivvies in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax with signs to “Give the Suit off Your Back”, both the message and the medium is worth your attention. It takes only seconds to make a first impression. Interviews are not all about showing you have the right skills for the job but (whether you agree with this or not) also if you can wear the part.
TWO MOORES LOCATIONS THAT SUPPORTS THE OTTAWA MISSION:
145 TRAIN YARDS AND 2085 TENTH LINE LOCATIONS
How can you help support the Canadian Suit Drive and decrease unemployment rate in this country? Drop off your clothing donations to designated MOORES stores, all donations will be forwarded to local recipient organizations (In Ottawa, one of the charities that the Moores’ Canadian Suit Drive is helping is the Ottawa Mission) to help unemployed men get back up on their feet.
Any of the following gently used professional attire will be accepted from July 1 – July 31 at participaring Moores locations:
Suits / Sport coats / Dress pants / Dress shirts
Dress shoes / Sportswear (collared shirts, sweaters, casual pants, vests)
Outerwear (jackets, long coats, raincoats)
Ties and other accessories / Women’s professional clothing and accessories
Wearing the right suit to an interview sends a message of confidence and success. By encouraging others to “give the suits off their backs” through the Canadian Suit Drive, Moores is helping unemployed workers put their best foot forward.
As a THANK YOU GIFT, Moores will give you a special coupon for 50% off your next purchase. What’s even better is that when you spread the word through social media (#SUITDRIVE), you can help raise an additional $10,000 for the cause as Moores will donate $1 (up to $10,000) each time you do!
Will you donate and join the #SUITDRIVE conversation?