The University of Regina Students Union gave students free dress clothes Wednesday at Riddell Centre.
The clothes were donated to students who may need them for job interviews, presentations or other various reasons.
Student union spokesperson Neil Petrich said he hopes this allows students to get ahead so that they can maybe one day return the favour.
“If they get a leg up, or assistance from someone in the community, that could come back around so that when they’re in a better situation they can also donate.”
Free business clothing for students available now in the Riddell Centre at the University of Regina! We have items for all including shoes, bags, and even lab coats!! It’s all free so don’t wait to find something great! Men’s+women’s clothing available. We’re here until 3pm #yqr pic.twitter.com/m2pNylSI0s
— UofR Students’ Union (@urstudentsunion) July 10, 2019
Petrich said students are very appreciative.
“First they’re not even sure if it’s free, we have to say it’s free, they ask ‘how much?’ (we say) ‘no it’s really free,’” Petrich said. “They’ve loved it, they’ve told their friends about it, again, getting the women’s clothing in has been a big boom so that we were able to offer it to our whole population, all of our members and all of the students at the University.”
Petrich adds the student union tries to organize clothing drives often, especially around convocation and internships.