'Gently used' business clothing needed for annual drive

Jan. 9, 2013 3 p.m.

Princeton University is conducting its annual clothing drive Wednesday, Jan. 23, to Wednesday, Jan. 30, to benefit HomeFront's Suitably Dressed, Mercer County Community College Career Training Institute, Operation Fatherhood of Trenton, and Mercer Street Friends, which collect "gently used" business attire for men and women.

The clothing goes to individuals who are entering or re-entering the workforce, 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. We will also be collecting used eyeglasses for Lions Club International.

Items can be brought to 69 Alexander St. (located at the corner of Alexander Road and College Road West, entrance at the back of the building) between 8 and 9 a.m. and 12:30 and 1:30 p.m., or 701 Carnegie Center and Sayre Hall on the Forrestal Campus between 8:45 a.m. and 5 p.m., weekdays only.

Volunteers are needed during collection hours at the 69 Alexander St. location. For more information or to volunteer to assist with the clothing drive, 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, the Office of Design and Construction, and the Office of the Provost.