“Campus Closet” to offer business clothes to students in need

Eau Claire (WQOW) — A unique pantry at UW-Eau Claire is meant to help start students on the right foot when it comes to interviews.

A room through the Campus Harvest Student Food Pantry will be turned into the "Campus Closet", a pantry that will have business attire for students who need it. The room is not quite finished and ready for donations, but pantry officials told News 18 they’re looking for interview-type clothing:

  • Professional suits
  • Blazers
  • Dress pants
  • Skirts
  • Professional style shirts
  • Ties

Pantry officials also said the clothing can be new or gently used, but they ask any donation is clean and pressed, with no tears or stains. They said this pantry is to help students with their next major step in life.

"I just thing it’s important for us to support them. Here at UW-Eau Claire, we’ve supported them through their whole college career, and I think this is just another way to support them and give them that extra boost that they’re going to need out there," said Julie Carr, administrative supervisor for the "Campus Closet".

Carr said they’ll start taking donation in late July, and the clothing can be dropped off the the pantry, which is in the basement of Schofield Hall (at UWEC), room 4. Carr also said they will take monetary donations as well if you do not have clothing to donate.

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