The Paralegal Student Association at Kellogg Community College kicked off a Professional Clothing Drive this month to help students dress for success on the job.
The clothing drive, during which the group will collect new and gently used professional clothing for KCC students to wear during internships or employment, runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through April 30. Items for donation may be dropped off at room 202 of the Ohm Information Technology Center on KCC’s North Avenue campus, 450 North Ave., Battle Creek.
PSA President Caity Benham said the clothing and accessories collected are distributed free to students and alumni who need them twice a year during college events. The next distribution will fall during the college’s annual ParaPalooza career event scheduled for Saturday, April 13.
“There are so many students in the program and here at the college in general who are starting over, and they don’t always have the money to build a professional wardrobe,” Benham said. “If they need professional clothing, they can come and get what they need, if we have it, for free.”
Benham said the group is accepting a wide variety of styles and sizes of clothing, in addition to shoes and accessories like jewelry that can round out a professional outfit.
“Anything that you would need to wear to an interview,” she said.
For more information, contact Paralegal Program Coordinator Susan M. McCabe at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 269-965-3931 ext. 2520. If you drop donations off at OITC 202, the PSA asks you to leave a note with your name and address so they can thank you.
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