By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– Arrowhead Credit Union team members donated and delivered more than 600 articles of clothing to Cal State San Bernardino’s Career Center Clothing Closet, which will help students and alums going to career fairs, job or internship interviews and in the workplace.
Arrowhead Credit Union’s donation of new and gently used clothing and accessories will go a long way to help students who lack the financial resources to buy professional work attire, said Fallon Pitts of the CSUSB Career Center front office support.
“The team at Arrowhead recognized the impact the Clothing Closet was going to make for our students and local community,” Pitts said. “They put together a clothing drive that filled six jumbo boxes of professional and casual clothing and many accessories including shoes, purses, ties and belts.”
This donation, which is the largest donation to the Clothing Closet to date, was also timely, as the Career Center hosted a Career Extravaganza on April 11. More than 600 students were expected to attend the event. The donations from Arrowhead Credit Union added much needed clothing to the inventory and will be offered to those seeking career opportunities.
“We know how expensive it can be to purchase clothes for work. It’s especially difficult for a student who has no income at all and is on a very strict budget to make professional attire a priority,” Pitts said.
“Our team is pleased to offer support by adding to the Clothing Closet inventory for those seeking career opportunities,” said Arrowhead team member Ann Wadagnolo. “These items help provide the confidence needed to individuals who otherwise may not have the professional attire required to compete in today’s job market.”
The Career Center, whose mission is to support the career readiness of all students and alumni, created the Clothing Closet in 2015 to help students preparing to enter the work force or applying for internships, said Edgar Perez, employer relations coordinator for the center.
Arrowhead Credit Union was established in 1949 and is dedicated to building strong communities. Arrowhead is the largest credit union in the Inland Empire, with more than 125,000 members. Visit the Arrowhead Credit Union website at https://www.arrowheadcu.org for more information and contact Emily Friesen, senior vice president of strategic marketing at Arrowhead Credit Union at (909) 379-6530 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Set in the foothills of the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains, CSUSB is a preeminent center of intellectual and cultural activity in inland Southern California. Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015-2016, CSUSB serves more than 20,000 students each year and graduates about 4,000 students annually.
For more information about Cal State San Bernardino, contact the university’s Office of Strategic Communication at (909) 537-5007 and visit news.csusb.edu.