Donate professional clothing to Clark College students

January 26, 2017
For Immediate Release

For additional information (news media inquiries only):
Hannah Erickson, Communications & Marketing
Telephone: 360-992-2954

Annual Career Clothing Closet helps students prepare for job interviews


VANCOUVER, Wash. — Clark College Career Services is seeking clothing and cash donations for its 13th Annual Career Clothing Closet, which provides professional and/or interview clothing to Clark College students at no cost.

The Closet will be held April 19-20, 2017, in advance of Clark College Career Days, the college’s annual career fair that precedes spring graduation.

While students have access to lots of career-preparation support while at Clark—from resume clinics to industry-specific certification programs—many lack the resources to purchase new outfits appropriate to their chosen careers as they prepare to enter the job market after graduation.

The Closet is accepting new or gently used professional, workplace-appropriate clothing for both men and women. All clothing donations should be in excellent condition, laundered or dry-cleaned prior to donation. Undergarments and torn or stained clothing will not be accepted.

Donations may be dropped off at Clark College Career Services, located in room PUB 002 on ground level of the Penguin Union Building, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way. Hours of operation: Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. All donations are tax-deductible; receipts will be provided. Driving directions and parking maps are available at Questions may be directed to Sharron Orr at 360-992-2517 or

Last year, the Closet provided professional clothing to more than 500 Clark students.

About Clark College

Located in Vancouver’s Central Park and serving up to 13,000 students per quarter, Clark College is Washington State’s second-largest single-campus, for-credit community college. The college currently offers classes at two satellite locations: one on the Washington State University Vancouver campus and one in the Columbia Tech Center in East Vancouver. Additionally, its Economic & Community Development program is housed in the Columbia Bank building in downtown Vancouver.