Each year, Career Services at the University of Colorado Boulder partners with the Engineering BOLD Center (formerly the Multicultural Engineering Program) and the Multicultural Business Students Association (MBSA) to collect clean, gently worn business attire during the summer months. The clothing then is sold to students and alumni at low cost during the Suit Yourself sale in the fall, so that they can be affordable well-dressed for career fairs and job interviews. Full suits typically sell for $20.
Proceeds from the sale benefit the Engineering BOLD Center and the MBSA. The effort has raised more than $6,000 annually for the past seven years; the money helps student groups with scholarships and programming costs.
Clothing donations are being sought through Sept. 16. Men's and women's suits, jackets, pants, shirts, skirts, ties and handbags will be accepted at Career Services and all Art Cleaners stores in Boulder.
Questions, or inquiries from companies interested in supporting the program as a corporate sponsor, should be sent to Lisa Lovett, Lisa.Lovett@colorado.edu.