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CAEL Seeks Donations for Professional Clothing Drive

March 16, 2023

Do you remember your first job and having to find a whole new wardrobe? Many of our students are about to start their summer internships and jobs. The last thing they should worry about is needing to buy new clothes or worry about what to wear.

Our professional clothing drive is back! CAEL and Caltech Y are hosting a professional clothing drive from now until the end of March. Our mission is to enable our students to confidently dress for success in their career journey; whether it be their first interview or first job!

All clothing donations will be for our students to "shop" during the Spring term (no money will be exchanged; students will be able to pick out outfits completely free of charge).

For health and safety concerns, please only donate professional attire in good and clean condition.

What should I donate?

  • Ties
  • Bowties
  • Trousers
  • Dress pants
  • Blouses
  • Button-up shirts
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Suits
  • Blazers
  • Cardigans
  • Sports coats
  • Anything you would wear into the office!

Where do I donate?

Career Advising and Experiential Learning
On-Campus: CSS, 3rd Fl, Rm 310, 414 S. Holliston Ave
Mail: 1200 E. California Blvd, MC 310-87, Pasadena CA 91125


The Caltech Y
505 S Wilson Ave, Pasadena, CA 91106

When do I donate?

Mondays-Fridays 8am – 5pm

What do you do with the clothes you collect?

During the Spring term, we will host a day where students can "shop" for an outfit. Money will not be accepted – this will be a free event. Remaining clothing may be kept for a future event, or donated to a local charity.