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Clarke Future Young Professionals Plan Clothing Drive

Nov. 13, 2013: The Clarke University Chapter of Future Young Professionals will conduct a clothing drive from Nov. 18 to Nov. 22.

The group is seeking donations of professional clothing. Men’s and women’s suits, shirts, blouses, pants and any accessories are welcome. Items can be dropped off at the Clarke welcome desk from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You do not need to dry clean your items before you bring them.  Artistic Cleaners will dry clean interview suits for students for free. Leftover items will be donated to local charities.

The clothes will be used for the chapter’s Dress for Success event on Feb. 4-5. The event allows Clarke students to shop for free since many students are unable to afford the professional attire to make a good impression in an interview. Last year, more than 130 students came to Dress for Success.

Clarke University is a Catholic, liberal arts and sciences university dedicated to preparing students who positively impact their workplace, family and community. Academic offerings include more than 40 undergraduate liberal arts and pre-professional programs, a robust adult degree program and six graduate degree programs.  Founded in 1843 by the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Clarke is located near the Mississippi River in the thriving city of Dubuque, Iowa. It is the only BVM university in the country.

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