Annual business attire clothing drive to be held

Tuesday, Jan 3, 2017
by jtalaric

Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 25, Princeton University is conducting its annual clothing drive to benefit Dress for Success, HomeFront's Suitably Dressed, UIH's Operation Fatherhood and Isles — all Mercer County organizations that collect gently used business attire for men and women.

In addition, this year we are pleased be supporting Tiger Threads, a clothing lending program offered through Princeton University's Career Services for Princeton University students in need of professional attire for job interviews.  

All clothing goes to help individuals who are entering or re-entering the workforce, and all types of business and business-casual clothing in good condition are needed. These include suits, dress slacks, khakis, dress shirts, collared casual shirts, blazers, skirts, sweaters, dresses, jackets, coats, ties, shoes, belts, jewelry, handbags and other accessories. We will also be collecting used eyeglasses to donate to Lions Club International.

Once again we will be collecting unwanted stuffed toys. All toys will be donated to Glad Dogs Nation, an organization that creates safe dog toys from old, unwanted children's stuffed toys.

Items can be brought to 350 Alexander St. between the hours of 8 and 9 a.m. and 12:30 and 1:30 p.m., weekdays, Jan. 25 through Feb. 1.

Volunteers are needed during collection hours. For more information or to volunteer to assist with the clothing drive, contact Erin Metro in the Office of Community and Regional Affairs at emetro@princeton.edu or 609-258-5144.   

The drive is sponsored by the Office of Community and Regional Affairs, the Department of Building Services, the Office of Design and Construction, and the Office of the Provost.