Published on: March 31, 2011A “Shirts and Ties for Guys” program benefitting male high school and college students as well as male community members is now under way at Lone Star College-CyFair.
“Since requests to replenish our Prom Closet for teen-age girls in need and the Dress For Success Houston suit drives for women have been so successful thanks to generous campus and community donors, we thought it was time to help another audience in need,” said Elise Sheppard, teen librarian. “LSC-CyFair Coordinator of Employment Development Susan Siceluff came up with the idea and Nancy Flanakin and I, organizers of the Prom Closet, asked to be a part of it to help young men who attend prom and also need professional clothing for job interviews.”
LSC-CyFair’s Counseling, Career and Disability Services has partnered with the LSC-CyFair Branch Library to launch a two-fold program designed to supply prom and job interview-appropriate shirts and ties for young men in high school. In addition, the program will supply job interview-appropriate shirts and ties for male college students and community members who use the college’s career services.
Requested donations include long-sleeved white shirts or appropriate dress shirts for men that are ironed and on a hanger and men’s ties that are stylish or vintage. Both shirts and ties should be clean, undamaged and without stains or holes.
Donations will be accepted year round at the counseling desk in the library, room 110 ½.