As people go through their annual spring cleaning ritual, the Student Government Association at East Central College is asking community members for donations of professional clothing for men and women to help current ECC students as they start to build a professional wardrobe.
“We are looking for gently used, professional clothing to outfit our students for upcoming seminars and interviews,” noted Brady Griffith, student activities coordinator at ECC. “We would welcome any donations of suits, skirts, blazers, dresses and pants. It would also be great to get some dress shoes, ties, belts, scarves and jewelry to complete the outfits.” Griffith noted that students come in many shapes and sizes, so all sizes would be useable. “In the past many students were able to put together appropriate interview outfits,” he said.
Clothing and accessories can be dropped off at Room 133 located on the first floor of the Multipurpose Building on the Union campus weekdays before 3 p.m. from April 1 through 22. People who are unable to stop by campus can call Griffith at 636-584-6583 to arrange an alternate drop off time. All donations are tax deductible.
The Community Closet is part of the inaugural Graduation Fair for ECC students. “Our Community Closet will be set up in the gym and students will begin ‘shopping’ Thursday, April 23,” Griffith said. He noted that any clothing not chosen will be donated to local charities.