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Blue Ridge CTC Clubs and Organizations Provide Clothing to Students Seeking Employment

Media Contact
Jennifer Barrett
304.260.4380 ext. 2111
jbarrett@blueridgectc.edu

Martinsburg, WV. Blue Ridge Community and Technical Colleges’ first “Attire for Hire”, a professional clothing drive, was a tremendous success. A partnership between Clubs and Organizations at Blue Ridge CTC served students and local community members through a professional attire clothing drive. Thanks to collaboration between the Blue Ridge CTC Rotaract club, Phi Beta Lambda organization, Student Activities Board, and Career Services Department, the first “Attire for Hire” Clothing Drive successfully assisted in meeting the clothing needs of 120 students.

Held February 13th through 17th 2017, the clothing drive was created to assist students seeking employment opportunities by providing professional clothing essentials. Through numerous community and business donations, roughly 1000 items were collected, which included apparel, shoes, and accessories for men and women. Clothing distribution occurred February 20-21, 2017 on the Blue Ridge CTC Main Campus in Martinsburg, WV. Over half of the donated items were selected by students to assist in their employment search. Remaining items collected through the clothing drive were donated to the Martinsburg VA Medical center to assist community members.

“We had a remarkable number of students who volunteered their time and effort to make this an extraordinary experience for all involved,” said Eileen Kusnirak, VP of the Phi Beta Lambda Organization and President of the Rotaract Club at Blue Ridge CTC. “I could not be happier with what we achieved during this drive.”

The College, along with the clubs and organizations, would like to recognize the generosity of community members, which included local merchants such as Gabe’s, Bon-Ton, JCPenney, and Kohl’s. A sincere thank you is also extended to the Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce and the Women’s Networking Committee, The Rotary Club of Martinsburg, and Talk Radio WRNR for promoting the event.

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College offers more than 60 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as workforce development training.  Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is conveniently located on Route 45 West past the Commons Center, at 13650 Apple Harvest Drive. For more information on Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, please call 304-260-4380 or visit our website at www.BlueRidgeCTC.edu.

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