Multicultural Center Needs Donations for Career Closet

SIOUX FALLS, SD (KELO) — When you go to work or a job interview, you want to make sure you look your best. But new clothes can be expensive. A program in Sioux Falls helps people get the clothes they might need – completely free of charge.

Lightly used shirts, dresses, suits and shoes, the career firm is a place for people who can have a job interview or even just continue in the job market, find the clothes they might need.

“100% of the clients we serve are low income, they often don’t have the option of buying a new outfit to wear for an interview or their first day on the job, so that’s where Career Closet comes in” , director of development and marketing, Multicultural Center, said Kadyn Wittman.

The Career Closet is a program of the Multicultural Center. Right now they could use donations.

“We need black pants, khakis, nice shirts, steel-toed boots, non-slip shoes,” said Kelly Grote, Workforce Development Coordinator and Career Closet Supervisor.

The Career Closet also needs volunteers. A volunteer will do things like help sort donations and hang up clothes.

“We ask them to pick the times that work for them when we’re open, and then we can let them pick a few different times and days that they want,” Grote said.

It is a service that our community needs. And you can help make a difference.

“I would say we have at least one person a day, but more often than not it’s a 9am person waiting for us to open the door, and we have days where we just have people coming in and they have interviews coming up, it’s their first week on the job, and they’re excited,” Wittman said.

Donations are accepted Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If you would like to volunteer, simply call the Multicultural Center at 605-367-7401.

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