Millinda Fowles
University Career Center

Career center collecting donations for Professional Clothing Closet

Tue, 11/14/2017

LAWRENCE — The University Career Center is collecting professional attire to stock the professional clothing closet, providing a way for students to access free professional and business-casual attire appropriate for career fairs, interviews and the workplace. Inventory includes suits, blazers, pants, skirts, button-down shirts and more. During this month’s clothing drive, the UCC is specifically requesting suits of all sizes, colors and styles.

Throughout November, collection bins will be located throughout campus. Donors can drop off gently worn suits between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at one of the locations listed below.

  • Business Career Services, 1130 Capitol Federal Hall
  • Engineering Career Center, 1410 LEEP2
  • Office of First-Year Experience, 145 Strong Hall
  • KU Endowment, Lobby
  • University Career Center, 206 Summerfield Hall

“Many college students do not have the resources to buy suits and other professional attire. Yet, it’s important they look their best throughout the job search process and as they enter the professional world,” said David Gaston, UCC executive director. “They are relieved to have a place where they can find clothes to wear to interviews and career fairs.”

The professional clothing closet is open to all KU students. Students can shop between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The clothing closet is located in 203 Summerfield Hall. The UCC collects donations at this location year-round.

 Contact Millinda Fowles at with any questions. Please note the UCC cannot provide receipts for charitable deductions.

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