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IW accepting clothing donations for students

May 01, 2018

By Gretchen Teske, Mt. Pleasant News


Iowa Wesleyan is hosting an ongoing event, Suit-a-tiger, in which they are asking the community to donate gently used clothing and accessories for students to wear during job interviews. Donations can be provided at any time.

Katherine Evans, director of career development and internships at Iowa Wesleyan, is spear heading the project. She has been a part of similar projects at two other colleges.

“The goal is to have professional clothing for students who maybe could not afford it or could not get it quickly and easily,” she explained. Donations will be kept on campus for easy access for students. A donation box will be in the student development office.

The idea behind the program is to allow students a simple way to get clothing for interviews. “When they’re trying to pay for other school related things, this just isn’t in the budget,” she explained. “This is just one extra expense we’d like to alleviate.”

Evans hopes by providing students with proper attire, it will boost their confidence during interviews. The project is a first for IW, but students are excited about the possibility.

“They’re bringing clothes for class and not thinking about bringing formal attire,” she said. “This would be something that we can provide for them while they’re here.”

Gently used clothing, shoes, belts and other accessories are acceptable. If that is not an option, donations of hangers or clothing racks will be accepted also. The project will continue through the fall.

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