'Be Bold, Take Charge' initiative hosts clothing drive

“Be Bold, Take Charge,” a multi-sector community health initiative between Penn State Berks and Penn State Health St. Joseph, is hosting a Professional Clothing Drive in partnership with Goodwill Industries and Berks Connections Pretrial Services (BCPS) from March 20-April 2. Donation bins will be located on the Berks campus in the Perkins Student Center and Gaige Technology and Business Innovation Building. Clothing can also be donated at any local Goodwill store, with clear reference given to support the "Be Bold, Take Charge Professional Clothing Drive."

As part of its economic development strategy, "Be Bold, Take Charge" is supporting the work of BCPS in serving individuals transitioning from the judicial system back into the local community. According to the volume of clothing donated, Goodwill has offered to provide gift cards which job-seeking individuals served by BCPS can then use to purchase work attire.

Individuals who are interested in making monetary donations can visit http://www.berksconnections.org/bbtcgoodwilldrive to help provide transportation assistance for job-seeking individuals.

For additional information, contact Lisa Weaver, AmeriCorps VISTA Member, at 610-396-6446.