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Take Off that Suit! It’s for a good cause.

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~ This post is brought to you by Moores.  They need your help, so let me break it down for you… ~

I read somewhere that according to Statistics Canada, “more than 754,900 working-age males across the country are unemployed as of May 2013.”

And now thanks to Moores, I finally have a reason to go through The Hubs’ closet and get out those certain pieces of business attire that doesn’t quite fit, ya know?  Like that tie that would look great around someone else’s neck (he just wasn’t born to wear polka-dots,) or the white and baby-blue collared shirts that are just a bit too short in the cuff, so he’s only worn them once or twice. There are men out there, both at home and all over Canada, who are in need of representable business suits to help start making that better life for themselves.

Just today, Mayor Rob Ford mentioned that new jobs are here and more are on the horizon for Toronto as the city prepares for the Pan Am games that will take place here in just two years.

We’re working with roughly 7.1% of unemployment across Canada, and while it can sometimes feel scarce, jobs are there.  Everyone deserves a chance at landing that job/career that best suits them, and it pains me to think that the only thing that stands between the most qualified person and the job they’ve applied for would be whether or not they have the right suit to wear. I know first hand what its like to be judged simply by your looks for whether or not you get the job.  It can get really depressing if you know you’re the right person for the job, but the person hiring can’t get past how you’ve physically presented yourself.

So lets even the field, add confidence to those who need it most, and help get hard working individuals back into the workforce where they belong.

Moores is running their 4th annual Canadian Suit Drive from July 1st to 31st, 2013, and they need our help to keep those donations flowing!  According to their donation tracker, they’ve only met 16% of their goal for this year and I know we can all do better than that!

Find those gently used suits, dress shirts and pants, sports coats, ties, shoes etc (full list can be found here!) And if the simple act of helping our neighbours get back on track, every donor will receive 50% off their next purchase from Moores. (Restrictions apply. See coupon for details.)

Wishing I was downtown that day!

Don’t you wish you were downtown that day?? 😉

 
And if you happen to not have a suit/accessories available, that’s not a problem!  Simply RT this message below (or any message including #SuitDrive,) and a $1 will be donated for you (up to $10,000.)

[tweet https://twitter.com/MooresSuitDrive/status/355023827031433216]

So once you’ve found some fab suits to donate, click here to find your nearest location for drop off.  There are over 100 Moores stores across Canada to choose from! 🙂
Find your closest Moores location to donate.

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12 Comments on “Take Off that Suit! It’s for a good cause.

jeffmarias2001
July 10, 2013 at 9:34 pm

Great way to leave a lasting impression (lol) and give back at the same time!!

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MallerySchuplin
July 10, 2013 at 11:20 pm

What a great program! And whoever thought of the marketing on the streets, I tip my hat to them! 🙂

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ShaunaTorres
July 10, 2013 at 11:50 pm

I love this idea… I would totally give the suite off my back and out of Hubby’s closet… Thanks for bringing this all to my attention

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treemotherofpearl
July 10, 2013 at 11:51 pm

What a great program for a very good cause! I definitely would’ve loved to be on the streets that day. 🙂

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commoncentsmom
July 11, 2013 at 9:45 am

Very nice and I like as a woman there is even a way for me to help out, with no man in this house.

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yeewittlethings
July 11, 2013 at 12:51 pm

This is so great!!  I think it’s such an AWESOME idea and not only helps dress those in need to obtain better opportunities, but also give them confidence and motivation to get out there and go for their goals 🙂

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theDIYdreamer
July 11, 2013 at 1:54 pm

Eeek!!!  That would be the PERFECT reason to get my hubby to update his suits! I’m going to share this with him!

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LifesDetours
July 11, 2013 at 2:00 pm

My hubby & I own our own computer store…so we don’t have any suits in our closet. But I’ll be tweeting about this! I love the idea and they way they went about the campaign is wonderful (yay for half naked men downtown!) 🙂

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Guppy5700
July 11, 2013 at 2:36 pm

Interesting and fun to see (!) promo. But I wonder how many of these unemployed men really need a suit when maybe steel toed boots (or other occupations gear) would be benificial?

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momvstheboys
July 11, 2013 at 2:53 pm

I love this! ( and not just because of the sexy dudes!) I’ve heard of dress for success but wasn’t aware that there was a similar program for mens! way to go Moores!

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OttawaMommyClub
July 11, 2013 at 6:12 pm

I was at Moores last week and noticed the promotion.  I will see if my hubby has a suit to give.  Love the photos:)

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skeetersden
July 12, 2013 at 10:01 am

I go through all closest at least once a year and donate what hasn’t been worn or outgrown. I think this is a great idea, just re-tweeted to have a $1 donated

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