June 25, 2013

Helping others find their strong suit

Imagine going into a job interview wearing the same everyday clothes you’ve worn for several weeks in the summer heat.  Imagine how the interviewers might look at you, and how that would affect your confidence and make you feel embarrassed. This is exactly the situation for many at-risk men who come into The Ottawa Mission while searching for jobs and trying to change their lives for the better.

Fortunately The Ottawa Mission receives donations of men’s clothing from many generous people in the community. Our volunteers help us to sort out the donations and hang everything in The Mission’s clothing room. Thanks to these donations, we can help provide our clients with appropriate clothing for the season, as well as for important life events such as job interviews, funerals, or graduations.

Being able to put on a suit and tie before heading to a job interview can be the difference between hope and despair; between dignity and shame.

Once again this summer, we are proud to be benefiting from the Moores Canadian Suit Drive, which runs from July 1st to July 31st.   Throughout the month, Moores is offering 50% off the regular price of retail items (some exceptions) to people who bring in donations of gently used dress shirts, pants and suits at local Moores store.

All Moores locations are involved in the promotion, but the two locations supporting The Ottawa Mission specifically are:

  • 145 Trainyards Drive, Unit 2, Ottawa, ON
  • 2085 Tenth Line Road, Cumberland, ON

See the PDF poster below or visit for more information.

A second chance can begin with a first impression. Save on your next suit and give the gift of dignity to someone in need!

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