| Service Committee
2023-2024 Theme: Be the Change
| Our Selected Project
“Fashioning Futures”, Supporting the Free Career Closet
The Office of Student Life at The Ohio State University operates a free Career Closet for any Ohio State students who are looking to obtain the right attire to dress professionally. Students who may not have the budget to purchase an outfit for an upcoming interview or career job fair are especially encouraged to attend. All donated clothing will be used to provide a closet where students can “shop” for free professional attire needed for career fairs, interviews, internships, and career employment- everything students need to make a lasting impression.
To support our students, the Service Committee will hold a drive through event on October 10, 2023 from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. at the Vertical Church parking lot located at 1290 Old Henderson Road, Columbus, Ohio 43220. We are asking UWC members to donate their gently used professional clothing, shoes and accessories. Drop off locations will be available from October 14-15th at the homes of Bridget McDaniel and Sally Morgan. Addresses and phone numbers can be found in the Gray Book or the on line member directory. Please call ahead before dropping off items.
The following items are accepted: men’s and women’s suits, skirts, dresses, men’s and women’s slacks/dress pants, blouses, men’s dress shirts, unopened/unused hosiery and socks, dress shoes (pumps, flats, appropriate boots, men’s leather lace-ups), ties, purses, briefcases, and scarves. If you have been out of the workforce for a while and do not have any offerings of the current styles, ask your husband, daughters, sons or grandchildren who are currently working to clean their closets. Also, Mary Gustafson points out that this type of clothing and accessories are not popular sell items at Buckeye Bargains and this project is another great way to support our students.
Please note: All checks should be made out to University Women’s Club.
January 25, 2023 presentation of $1,600 check to Tammy Wharton, Director of the Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland, in support of their Dream Big STEM Initiative. Dream Big will add facilities for STEM learning and projects to Camp Ken-Jockety, and those facilities will be open to the larger community as well as the Girl Scouts. UWC will be honored at the facility with a star recognizing donors at our level of contribution.
SERVICE COMMITTEE MEMBERS 2023-2024
Merri Blum 2023-2025
Sunita Byg (ex-officio) 2022-2024
Kaye Martin 2023-2025
Marybeth McDonald 2022-2024
Darlene Molitor 2023-2025
Sally Morgan (co-chair) 2023-2025
Robin Rasor Thompson 2022-2024
Rose Solomon (co-chair) 2022-2024
Joanne Wissler 2022-2024