Each January the Office of Community and Regional Affairs conducts a clothing drive to benefit HomeFront's Suitably Dressed, Dress for Success, and UIH's Operation Fatherhood, all Mercer County organizations who collect gently used business attire for men and women.
The clothing go to men and women who are entering or re-entering the workforce, and all types of business and business casual clothing in good condition are needed. This includes suits, dress slacks, khakis, dress shirts, collared-casual shirts, blazers, skirts, sweaters, dresses, jackets, coats, ties, belts, shoes, jewelry, handbags and other accessories. We also collect eye glasses to donate to the Lions Club International.
We also support 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.
In addition, we collect 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. To learn more about Glad Dogs Nation visit www.gladdogsnation.com.
The clothing drive takes place in January. Information about dates and drop-off locations will be posted prior to the event.
For more information email Erin Metro in the Office of Community and Regional Affairs or call (609) 258-5144.