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Source: LaToya Farris, 785-532-1686, latoyaf@k-state.edu.
News release prepared by: Greg Tammen, 785-532-2535, media@k-state.edu

Friday, July 2, 2010

RESIDENTS ENCOURAGED TO DONATE PROFESSIONAL ATTIRE FOR K-STATE STUDENT USE

MANHATTAN -- As the old adage goes, "out with the old, in with the new." However, at Kansas State University it should probably include something about "and onto the backs of thankful K-State students" as Career Closet is again accepting donations.

Career Closet is a service initiated by K-State's career and employment services. The closet accepts public donations of gently-used business attire and offers it to students at no cost so they can dress appropriately for career fairs and job interviews.

Articles accepted are button-down shirts, suits, blazers, ties, belts, dresses, skirts, blouses and cardigans. Shoes also are accepted on the condition they appear lightly worn or in like-new condition.

"Last year Career Closet served more than 100 students, and approximately 775 clothing items were donated," said LaToya Farris, Career Closet coordinator and assistant director of career and employment services.

"The students who participated last year were very impressed with the selection and variety of clothes. Many of them were very appreciative," Farris said.

Clothing is available to the students at no cost, but any money students donate for the clothing is given to the Manhattan Emergency Shelter.

Clothing may be dropped off between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at K-State career and employment services, 100 Holtz Hall.

For any questions, contact Farris at 785-532-1686 or latoyaf@k-state.edu.