The ProfessioNole Clothing Closet, coordinated by the FSU Career Center, is launching its annual Spring Cleaning with Meaning clothing drive. All students, faculty, and members of the community are encouraged to donate their gently worn business clothing items such as suits, blouses, dress shirts, or ties, and make a meaningful impact on FSU students. The drive will run from Feb. 12 through March 15.
Spring Cleaning with Meaning is the FSU Career Center’s way of giving back to students in need and spreading awareness of its ProfessioNole Clothing Closet, which saw over 1,000 students last semester. The closet serves as an essential way or many students to have access to attire for their professional needs, both on and off campus.
“Seeing a student put on their first suit and the confidence just shine through them is so awesome. And the donations to the FSU [ProfessioNole Clothing] Closet do just that – it helps build confidence in students as they face some of their first professional situations,” says Heather Lazar, Senior Assistant Director of Employer Relations at The Career Center.
This year’s drive is accepting all professional attire items that are gently used or like-new. Items of greatest need include:
● Men’s suits, blazers, dress pants, and shirts (biggest need in smaller sizes)
● Women’s suits, blazers, dress pants, and shirts (biggest need in smaller sizes)
● “Like new” dress shoes of any size (men’s and women’s)
● Accessories, including ties and belts (men’s and women’s)
Clothing should be considered business professional to elevated business casual and in current fashion. Donations should be clean with clearly labeled sizes and not damaged. Items deemed inappropriate for the ProfessioNole Clothing Closet will be donated to a local charity.
To donate, please contact Heather Lazar at firstname.lastname@example.org or 850-644-6493.