Donate professional clothes to students

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT) -- You can help young adults get their first job, just by cleaning out your closet.

The School to Work Alliance Program, or S.W.A.P., is hosting its second ‘Attire for Hire’ clothing drive.

All you have to do is donate your old professional clothing, things like dress shirts, dress pants, dress shoes, ties and knee-length skirts.

S.W.A.P. helps students who are 14 to 24 years old find jobs.

The clothes will help students dress the part during their spring job fair, which is only open to young adults.

Last year 300 students attended the career fair.

“When they're in an interview, a lot of times it's their first interview. They really need to feel from the inside out that they are successful. So it's so awesome to have a student come and say that they got a job,” said S.W.A.P. Coordinator Donna Whetstone.

They are accepting clothes until March 1.

You can drop them off at the Career Center at 2935 North Ave.

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