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Southeastern and the Wesley Foundation create Lion Pride Career Closet

 

Friday, March 19, 2021 Career Closet donation
by: Tonya Lowentritt 

FILLING THE CLOSET - Members of the Hammond-Ponchatoula Sunriser Rotary recently provided career clothing to support the new Lions Pride Career Closet, a partnership between the Wesley Foundation and Southeastern Louisiana University. The initiative supplies clothing for interviews and other career-related events for Southeastern students. Rotary members Deek and Lisa DeBlieux (left) met with Melissa Guerra of the Wesley Foundation (second from right) and Vice President for University Advancement and Executive Director of the Southeastern Foundation Wendy Lauderdale (far right) to provide the donation.


     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University and the Wesley Foundation have collaborated to create the Lion Pride Career Closet, an initiative that supplies clothing for interviews and other career-related events for Southeastern students.
     The LPCC provides access to new and gently used professional attire for interviews, career fairs, networking events, and graduations, said Director of Programs at the Southeastern Wesley Foundation Melissa Guerra.
     “Recently, members of the Hammond-Ponchatoula Sunriser Rotary provided career clothing to support our new initiative,” she said. “We are thrilled they chose to Lion Up and help Southeastern students to be more confident for interviews and other career related activities.”
     Guerra said they are seeking donations to help supply the LPCC. Items needed include business suits, blouses, skirts, dress shirts, professional slacks, blazers, ties, belts, shoes, and professional bags and purses. All donations are tax-deductible.
     Several drop off locations are available in the northshore area from Walker to Slidell.
     Drop off locations include the following:
     • Amite City Chamber of Commerce, 101 SE Central Ave., Amite, La.
     • First United Methodist Church, 203 North Jefferson Ave., Covington, La.
     • Livingston Parish Literacy Center, 9261 Florida Blvd., Walker, La.
     • Ponchatoula Chamber of Commerce, 160 W. Pine St., Ponchatoula, La.
     • Southeastern Alumni Center, 500 University Ave., Hammond, La.
     • St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce, 610 Hollycrest Blvd., Covington, La.
     • St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce, 2220 Carey St., Slidell, La.
     • Tangipahoa Chamber of Commerce, 400 NW Railroad, Ave., Hammond, La.
     • The Southeastern Wesley Foundation, 307 W. Dakota St., Hammond, La.
     For more information about the Lion Pride Career Closet, contact Guerra at 985-345-6175 or at melissa@sluwesley.org.




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