Say Yes to the Dress: Price’s Clothing Closet fundraiser

Posted Monday, November 18, 2013 - 6:08pm

Most everyone has heard of Deseret Industries, the store that gives stuff a

second chance. But not everyone has heard of Price’s Clothing Closet located

on 8 East Main Street. The Clothing Closet is a nonprofit organization that

accepts lightly worn, clean clothes. The clothes are absolutely free and patrons

are allowed 25 articles of clothing in a 15-day period. The clothing closet has

benefited countless people in the community and students on campus.

On Monday, Oct. 14, eight female students met at the Clothing Closet to

help with a fundraiser. The Clothing Closet is selling donated wedding dresses

on eBay to raise money for its operation. According to some of the students,

they had a blast trying on wedding dresses.

“Some of the dresses were pretty crazy poufy and it was hilarious trying

them on,” was MaKayla Chadwick’s view on the service project. One of the

dresses was a handmade dress that cost over $7,000. Paula Gibson said, “It

was fun to see all the gals trying on different wedding dresses, and to see all

the different styles they had.” Some of the dresses had long sleeves, some had

short sleeves, and some had no sleeves at all.

The dresses haven’t sold yet on eBay, but the Clothing Closet is expecting

offers and sales soon.

The Clothing Closet is not all about wedding dresses. There is clothing

for all weather, in every size. There are also shoes available, and coats and

jackets. Also, if you are having trouble deciding on a Halloween costume, the

Clothing Closet has a variety of interesting outfits that will work perfectly

for a costume party.

Deseret Industries is a wonderful place to find cheap clothes, but

do not forget about the Clothing Closet. Donations are appreciated and

volunteers are encouraged to help sort and hang clothes. If you are interested,

visit the SUN Center in the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center for

more information.

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