'Gently used' clothing needed for annual drive

Jan. 16, 2012 9 a.m.

Princeton University is conducting its annual clothing drive Jan. 25 through Feb. 1 to benefit HomeFront's Suitably Dressed, the Mercer County Community College Career Training Institute and Operation Fatherhood of Trenton, organizations that collect "gently used" business attire for men and women.

The clothing goes to individuals who are entering or re-entering the work force, and all types of business and business-casual clothing in good condition are needed. These include suits, dress slacks, khakis, dress shirts, collared casual shirts, blazers, skirts, sweaters, dresses, jackets, coats, ties, shoes, belts, jewelry, handbags and other accessories. Eyeglasses also will be collected for donations to Lions Club International.

Items can be brought to 126 Alexander St. (side entrance) weekdays between 8 and 9 a.m., and 12:30 and 1:30 p.m.

Volunteers are needed during collection hours. For more information or to volunteer, contact Erin Metro in the Office of Community and Regional Affairs at emetro@princeton.edu or 609-258-5144.

The drive is coordinated by the Office of Community and Regional Affairs, the Department of Building Services and the Office of the Provost.