Lansing Center Helps People Suit Up for Free
I remember it like it was yesterday. I was fresh out of college, out of a terrible relationship with absolutely nothing to my name. I was panicking because I had a job interview the next day and had nothing that looked professional. Jeans and a t-shirt were not going to cut it. Thankfully, I had a friend lend me a pair of nice slacks and a jacket. And wouldn't you know it? I was able to land the job! If it hadn't been for that friend lending me "career clothes" I don't think I would have had the success that I had.
When it comes to finding a new job, first impressions are everything. That's why we dress our sharpest, throwing on that new jacket or dress that gives us an extra boost of confidence so we can "wow" whoever our interviewers might be. But, what if someone can't afford those new clothes? What if they don't have anything "career" oriented?
That's something that motivated LMTS to open their new Career Closet free of charge for those in need. LMTS outreach coordinator Joy Gleason recently told WLNS News 6,
It is a great opportunity to be able to help people particularly in these unprecedented times that people may be switching careers, doing things that they’ve never done before.
I know a lot of us, myself included, have gone through significant changes in our careers in 2020. If you don't need news clothes but rather are looking to shed the excess that you have LMTS is continuing to accept donations of like new and slightly used clothing.
Find hours of operation, where to donate, and all other information here.