|Ms. Stewart shopping during the clothing bank event in the Southern Niche Boutique on SU Baton Rouge campus|
Baton Rouge, La - The clothing bank event took place on Thursday, December 1, from 9:00 a.m.-12 Noon in the student-run retail boutique-laboratory, Southern Niche in Pinkie Thrift Hall. Members of the community turned out for the student-sponsored event hosted for individuals affected by the recent flood in Baton Rouge. Flood victims were able to select clothing, shoes, and other accessories at no cost, with assistance from Jasmine Guillory, MBA graduate student who was excited to help in coordinating the event.
“I believe this was an amazing event, and I am so happy I was able to be a part of such an occasion,” said Guillory.
One beneficiary of the clothing bank, Brandy Steward is a two-month employee of the Mayberry Dining Hall on Southern’s campus. This mother of five young children expressed her gratitude for the clothing bank which she learned about through the Digest publication.
“I’m happy they did this. I lost everything in the flood. I think it is great that you are doing this because I missed the first time they did it. This is wonderful,” said Stewart.
Dr. Doze Butler, Associate Dean for the College of Agricultural, Family and Consumer Sciences serves as lecturer for FCSC 497, Sustainably in Design, Apparel Merchandising and Textiles in the Department of Family & Consumer Sciences, as well as Project Director of the Southern Niche Retail Boutique-laboratory.