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Support the Penn State Beaver Career Closet

Please send suits and any other business apparel and accessories you no longer use to the Penn State Beaver Office of Career Services. Donations for male and female students are needed. Please help a student as he/she prepares to gain employment and journey towards self-sufficiency!

What would you wear to a job interview? That's exactly the type of clothing we're looking for to distribute to our students. Suits and other professional apparel can furnish our students with the confidence to enter or return to the workplace, make a great first impression, and land a job that could change his/her life.

What to donate

To help our students, the Penn State Beaver Career Closet is collecting the following clean, new, or gently-used business professional or business casual items for men and women:

  • Skirt suits
  • Pant suits
  • Blouses
  • Blazers
  • Dress slacks
  • Jackets
  • Dress shirts
  • Oxford shirts
  • Ties
  • Solid color polo shirts
  • Appropriate length skirts
  • Dress shoes
  • Belts

To be sure that suits or accessories you're considering donating are appropriate, ask yourself whether you would feel comfortable wearing them on a job interview. Think coordinated, conservative, contemporary, and interview-appropriate. If the answer is yes, then the clothing would be perfect for us!

What not to donate

We're sorry, but due to storage limitations, we can't accept:

  • Suits and dresses that aren't appropriate for interviews
  • Sportswear or casual clothing
  • Evening wear
  • Used cosmetics
  • Party or evening dresses
  • Socks and nylons

Our permanent collection locations are:

  • Student Development Center, 101 Student Union Building
  • Student Activities Suite, 115-A Student Union Building

If you have questions about making a donation, please contact us at CareerServicesBeaver@psu.edu or 724-773- 3961.