The Gender and Sexuality Resource Center is looking for clothing for their Annual Clothing Expo event and will accept donations until Monday, Sept. 26th.
The Annual Clothing Expo will be on Thursday, Sept. 29, in the Holmes Student Center’s Regency room from 1–3 p.m. They are looking for new and gently used clothing that ranges from everyday wear to professional clothing for attending classes, working on campus and interviews for full-time jobs and internships. Some common examples of the items they offer are coats, shoes, bags, jewelry, sleepwear, boots, gloves, hats, ties, suits, pants, shirts, blouses, jackets, bags, etc. In the past, they have received children’s clothing as well as household items (for residence halls and apartments) that students have made great use of.
Carrie Williams, assistant director of the Gender & Sexuality Resource Center said, “After such wonderful student feedback of how financially helpful it was to have coats, ties, brand new comforters, book bags, professional clothes, jeans, shirts, shower curtains, jewelry, children and baby clothes and much more, we want to encourage people to continue to send items that students can use. We are asking that all items donated are in great condition – no stains or damage – so that students can have long usage of them.” She noted that they will accept items that are still functional and only brand new personal undergarments.
Attendees must be a current NIU student and present their NIU One-Card to enter. This year, local family members are also invited and students can bring one family member to enter with them to shop for free.
As a reminder, you may drop off clothing at the Gender & Sexuality Resource Center, located at 105 Normal Road in the Arndt House – between normal University business hours Monday – Friday. If you have any questions, please contact the office at 815-753-4772 or contact Graduate Assistant Mary Stamps, who will be coordinating the clothing donation efforts this year, at firstname.lastname@example.org.