Clothing Donation Drive Update
To date our customers have donated over 500 lbs of quality, gently used or new clothing and stuffed animals! Thank you for your generosity.
We are planning on donating these items to the returning Displaced Residents from the Fort McMurray wildfires in the coming weeks.
A rail of cleaned donations and a Teddy Bear ready for donation
Bernie Robitaille, president of The Press Gallery, speaks about the clothing Drive Donation
Heartwarming story from our team to you.
Laurie, one of our CSR’s took a call from a distressed, displaced Fort McMurray resident the other morning at our Press Gallery retail store, Erica was a young bride to be and we helped her find a beautiful replacement gown for her wedding day in June. Erica of course has no idea right now if her original gown survived the Fort McMurray fires or in what shape it is in if it did. The team here at The Press Gallery and CRDN managed to locate an almost identical gown for her and Michael Nam at Love Your Tailor has agreed to fit and alter it for her, free of charge. She was in tears of joy by the evening with how helpful The Press Gallery, CRDN and Love Your Tailor team was for her.
The dress is now at our Tailors, and Erica has had her first fitting. We will re-clean and finish the gown, after her final fitting for her very special date! She contacted us again to reiterate her appreciation. We are being called "Her Heroes" and "her Saviours". The truth be known it is her gratitude that has made our day special.
Thanks to Laurie at The Press Gallery, Tammy at CRDN and Michael Nam at Love Your Tailor for helping go above and beyond for this wonderful young lady and making her big day that much more special.
Erica checking out her new dress - Erica with Bernie Robitaille, president of The Press Gallery.
Rob Christie, Morning Personality at 96.3 Capital FM, Newcap Radio, asks for your clothing Donation.
Red Cross Donations Update!
The Press Gallery, and our friends at MyClients Inc are proud of our customer’s donations which has reached over 1,000 separate donations for financial support for the displaced Residents from The Fort McMurray fires via the Red Cross. Congratulations and #AlbertaStrong!
We are still accepting donations for the #YMMfire evacuees!
The Press Gallery would like to encourage our customers, employees and friends, to donate gently used or new summer garments, light jackets, sweaters or hoodies and stuffed animals to any of the three locations listed below. In cooperation with our sister company, CRDN of Edmonton & Northern Alberta, we will clean and distribute these donations to families in need when we are allowed into the affected area.
CRDN specializes in textile restoration work after a flood or fire, and our team will be well positioned to carry these donations up to the area they are needed most. Currently no one is allowed into Fort McMurray so in the meantime, we can also support displaced residence with these donations in and around the Edmonton area.
The donated items will be cleaned FREE OF CHARGE by The Press Gallery team prior to them being donated. Thank you in advance for your help.
“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention” Oscar Wilde
Donations can be dropped off at:
- 9440 Jasper Avenue
- #27 Lewis Estates Blvd
- 4602 - 90A Avenue Edmonton
Pick-up and Delivery customers:
- Please leave the donation with your regular pick up and marked clearly as Fort McMurray Relief Donation, and our team will be happy to pick the donation up from your work or home.
The Press Gallery Main Production Plant
9440 Jasper Ave
Phone: 49-PRESS / 780-497-7377
Hours: Mon-Fri 7AM-6:30PM
Visit our West End Location
On site tailors and fittings available at
27 Lewis Estates Blvd.
Hours: Mon-Fri 7AM-6:30PM