Free service for professional attire MCC’s Ellen’s Closet wins a $8K grant

FLINT, MI – More men’s apparel was required by Ellen’s Closet.

They will be able to obtain it with the aid of a recent $8,281 donation from the Community Foundation of Greater Flint’s Christopher Stallworth Fund.

The money will be used to purchase more men’s apparel for the free Mott Community College service, which offers business and professional dress for job interviews, new employment, and special occasions.

As we return to in-person work and learning, said Carla Clark, acting executive director of Student Academic Success and the Lenore Croudy Family Life Center, “This award to assist Ellen’s Closet, and especially to offer interview apparel for our male students, is well-timed.” For our students, wearing suitable attire to job interviews and internships really boosts their confidence.

Students from Mott Community College can just drop by during business hours and make their selections. Volunteer organizer Vanessa Jones said Ellen’s Closet has no fees or restrictions.

“Students can go out and prepare for the workforce, but they often lack the appropriate clothing. Therefore, people might avoid it. They claim, “I have to go to an interview, but I don’t have anything to wear,” Jones remarked.

The closet was once only a little room in the student life building, but it has now expanded to take up a whole room in the Family Life Center. As of right now, donations are pouring in at the same

Business and professional attire in lightly used condition is accepted by Ellen’s Closet. It is open from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday through Thursday.

The Lenore Croudy Family Life Center, which just over a year ago opened, is where the service is held.

The MCC community can utilize it as a central location for resources, including Ellen’s Closet, a free food bank, family counseling, and drug treatment counselors.

The MCC Women IN Education Advisory Committee’s founding member and former MCC Trustee Ellen Howe is honored by having her name attached to Ellen’s Closet.

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