News Releases

March 29, 2012
For Immediate Release
For additional information: 
Barbara Kerr, APR
Executive Director of Communications and Marketing
Telephone: 360-992-2921


Clark College helps students dress for success
Image for the Career Clothing Closet

Through April 16, Clark College is accepting clothing donations
to help Clark students as they take the next step
from education to the workplace

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Imagine that you’re about to graduate from college and have lined up your first job interviews.  You have a resume and you’re eager to succeed.  But you’re nervous because you don’t have appropriate business clothing to help you make a good impression.

Clark College is now accepting clothing donations for the 2012 Career Clothing Closet. 

For the past eight years, the Clark College Career Clothing Closet has supported students’ efforts to further their career and educational goals by providing them with professional clothing for job interviews, scholarship interviews, and other occasions requiring appropriate attire.  During the past three years, the Career Clothing Closet has welcomed nearly 1,900 Clark students, helping them dress for success.

Through April 16, donations will be accepted weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Career Services office in room 108 of Gaiser Hall on the college’s main campus.  Clark College is located at 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver.  Driving directions and parking maps are available at

Organizers say that donors should think about clothing that they would feel comfortable wearing on an interview.  According to Sarah Weinberger, Volunteer & Service-Learning Program Specialist at the college, “We’re asking that all donations be in excellent condition and ready for use.  In other words, that they’re laundered or dry-cleaned and ironed.  We are accepting clothing for both men and women.  If the size of the garment is not clearly marked, please label the item with the size.  A small slip of paper with the size can be put on the garment with a safety pin.”

Weinberger adds, “If you have spare hangers–especially those with clips for slacks and skirts–we would love to have them.”

Tax receipts will be available for donors.  To donate clothes or for more information, call 360-992-2902 or send an email to

About the Clark College Career Clothing Closet

The 2012 Clark College Career Clothing Closet will open its doors to Clark College students on April 19 and 20, providing one free outfit per person.

Dates, times and locations are as follows:

Thursday, April 19
Clark College Main Campus
Penguin Union Building 258 B & C
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Friday, April 20
Clark College Main Campus
Penguin Union Building 258 B & C
9 a.m. to noon

EDITOR’S NOTE:  The 2012 Clark College Career Clothing Closet will be held in connection with “Career Days” at the college from April 23-26.  Information about that community event is scheduled to be announced in early April.