FLINT, MI – Ellen’s Closet was in need of much more men’s clothes.
A just lately awarded $8,281 grant from the Christopher Stallworth Fund of the Community Basis of Greater Flint will assist them purchase just that.
The totally free Mott Community University service that gives experienced job interview and company attire for work interviews, new work and distinctive gatherings will use the cash to acquire additional men’s apparel, according to a information launch from the college.
“This grant to assist Ellen’s Closet, and exclusively to supply interview apparel for our male students, is very well-timed as we go again to in-human being operate and discovering,” mentioned Carla Clark, performing government director of Student Educational Success and the Lenore Croudy Spouse and children Daily life Heart. “Having proper clothes for job interviews and internships is a substantial confidence increase for our college students.”
Mott Local community University learners can merely prevent in during enterprise hours and pick whatever they like. There are no fees or limits at Ellen’s Closet, volunteer coordinator Vanessa Jones claimed.
“Students can go out and get ready to get in the workforce, but they do not usually have the suitable attire. So, they may well shy absent from it. They say, ‘I have an interview to go to, but I do not have anything at all to have on,’” Jones said.
The closet began as a little place in the student life developing and has considering the fact that grown to its have place in the Loved ones Life Middle. At the moment, donations are coming in as rapidly as learners are making use of the service.
Ellen’s Closet accepts donations of carefully-warn experienced and company clothes. It is open from Monday by way of Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturday from midday to 4 p.m.
The provider is located in the Lenore Croudy Family Life Heart that opened pretty much a calendar year ago.
It is a useful resource hub for users of the MCC group that attributes a totally free foodstuff pantry, Ellen’s Closet, loved ones counselors and compound abuse counselors.
Ellen’s Closet is named just after Ellen Howe, a previous MCC Trustee and unique member of the MCC Girls IN Schooling Advisory Committee.
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