The FSU ProfessioNole Clothing Closet (https://career.fsu.edu/ClothingCloset), coordinated by the Career Center, launched the 2nd Annual Spring Cleaning with Meaning Clothing Drive! It is February 13th – March 31st. The Closet provides a much-needed service to FSU students, providing them with business professional clothing for interviews, career fairs, internships, and more. And the Closet is 100% supported by donations – either in-kind donated clothing or monetary donations. While the Closet takes donations year-round, this is the big push to get the racks stocked to help FSU students.
Last semester the ProfessioNole Clothing Closet saw over 750+ seeking items to help them with their professional goals. From one student, “I feel like a million bucks.” – wearing his first ever suit. Clothing can help a student feel more confident when approaching potential employers. And with the average suit costing well over $150, your donations help change lives.
Items of greatest need include:
• Women’s suits, blazers, dress slacks, skirts, dresses, blouses –
• Men’s suits, blazers, dress pants, and shirts –
• Like new dress shoes of any size (men’s or women’s)
• Accessories that include ties, belts (men’s or women’s)
Note: Clothing should be considered business professional to elevated business casual and in current fashion. Clothing donations should be clean with clearly labeled sizes and not damaged. Items deemed not appropriate for the Clothing Closet will be donated to another charity within town.
No clothes to donate, but do you still want to still support the ProfessioNole Clothing Closet? We are accepting donations to our Foundation Account (F09092), which we use to purchase items for the Closet. You can also directly buy needed items from our Amazon Wishlist.
Host your own Clothing Drive! We do have some organizations within Tallahassee gathering donations for the Closet, and then a staff member from the FSU Career Center can come pick them up. Please let us know if this option interests your organization! If you would love to learn more about how you can support the Closet or schedule a donation, please contact Heather Lazar at email@example.com or 850.644.6493.