‘Dress for Success’ seeks professional clothing

GVL Staff

Several groups at Grand Valley State University are joining together to round up professional clothing to benefit those who cannot afford their own. Dress for Success is accepting professional clothing at the Women’s Center through March 23.

GVSU faculty and staff within the Division of Student Services support our program by donating their gently used suits and professional clothing,” said Breeann Gorham, from Career Services.

The clothing drive takes both men’s and women’s apparel but has a greater need for menswear at this time, Gorham said.

Main support for the clothing drive comes from Career Services, Seidman Professional Development and the Women’s Center. Students from HTM 240 “handle all aspects of planning the event from marketing, budget, theme and staffing the event,” Gorham said. The students also use connections to acquire prizes and giveaways and host the event.

The event also includes a fashion show on from 4 to 6 p.m. in Kirkhof Center Room 2250 on March 28.

“The main objective is that it’s put on by Career Services in order to show students what they should wear when interviewing,” said Chelsea Bengal, a student in HTM 240. “There is also a clothing drive for GVSU staff to donate clothes and students will be able to take them for free.”