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GSC Clothes Closet Donations Being Accepted

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 8, 2013

Contact: Annette Barnette
Public Relations & Marketing Director
Glenville State College
Glenville, West Virginia
(304) 462-6391

GLENVILLE, WV – Area residents can finish their spring cleaning this summer while helping Glenville State College students dress for success.

Stacy Adkins and Maggie Cavender browse the dresses in the GSC Clothes Closet.

Glenville State College Hidden Promise Scholars Coordinator Stacy Adkins (left) and junior Health and Physical Education (Pre K-adult major Maggie Cavender (right) from Clendenin (Kanawha County), West Virginia browse the dresses in the GSC Clothes Closet.

Employees with the GSC Hidden Promise Scholars Program have reopened the clothes closet for students in need of dress clothes for events. The project began several years ago and provides non-casual clothes free of charge to all students who need them for class presentations, interviews, and other special events. “It has helped several students already. We recently reopened the closet, and many people have already benefited from it,” said GSC Hidden Promise Scholar Mentor and Coordinator Jenny Boggs.

Project organizers say even though the Hidden Promise employees are working on this, all students are welcome to use it.  “We have had students outside of the Hidden Promise program come use the closet, and we encourage all students to take advantage of it,” said Hidden Promise Scholar Coordinator Stacy Adkins.

When asked about the clothes closet idea, senior english major Megan Prater of Big Otter (Clay county), West Virginia said, “I have not used the clothes closet, but I know students who have, and it has saved them a lot of money on clothes”

Those interested in donating items such as dress clothes, shoes, jewelry, or ties to the GSC Clothes Closet may drop them off at the Hidden Promise Scholars Program Office on the second floor of Louis Bennet Hall. For more information, contact Boggs at Virginia.Boggs@glenville.edu or Adkins at Stacy.Adkins@glenville.edu or call the office at (304) 462-6059.

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