published on April 1, 2016 - 2:10 AM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

The Career Development Center at Fresno State is unveiling a new initiative today to help students obtain professional clothing for job interviews.

The Clothing Closet is hosting a grand opening in the Frank W. Thomas building Room 103 just east of the Kennel Bookstore.

The concept was based on an evaluation of student need and interest from community members to support students with clothing donations, said Debbie Young, director of the Career Development Center and creator of the Clothing Closet.

Faculty staff, administrators and the community began making clothing donations last semester. Fresno State President Joseph I. Castro supported the idea by providing funds to purchase racks and other equipment, Young said.

Dr. Frank Lamas, vice president for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, said in a statement, “We are very thankful to all those who have contributed to the success of our students through this innovative initiative.”

The Clothing Closet comes on the heels of the Student Cupboard, which started in November 2014 and provides free food and hygiene items for students.

For more information about the Clothing Closet, contact Young at the Career Development Center at 559-278-2381.

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