It’s that time of the year again and the Student Fashion Alliance (SFA) wants to help students clean out their closets by hosting their second Clothing Swap of the semester on April 25 from 5 p.m. — 7 p.m.
Since their previous swap was such a success, SFA is inviting students to bring any of their unwanted, gently used clothing to the quad near Rankin.
Samantha Bankey, Ferris junior in the public relations program and creative director of SFA, said, “At our last swap, we had 30 people. It would be awesome to try to double it.”
The Clothing Swap welcomes all students, men and women, to participate in this free event. All you have to do is bring your old, gently worn clothing, and be ready to pick out a brand new outfit for free.
“I think the last event was successful because we had so many clothes,” said Bankey. “I didn’t think we’d have as many clothes as we did, but the room was filled with sweaters and tank tops and so much more.”
Not only does this event benefit the Ferris community, but it will also help out the greater community of Big Rapids. Clothing not picked up by students will be donated to Women’s Information Services, Inc. (WISE).
“We’re advertising for students to bring shoes, accessories and clean, gently used clothing,” Bankey said.
Alex Lorenz, junior in the public relations program and founder of SFA, encourages men on campus to bring clothes of all shapes and sizes. She also foresees the swap as a continuing event for SFA.
“I definitely see this becoming a tradition,” Lorenz said. “We’ll probably do one every semester. This will become our staple event.”
This swap is also a chance for students to discover what SFA is all about.
“We’re always looking for new members,” Bankey said. “We’re trying to grow to become a successful RSO. We hope to have twice the attendance so we can bring in new members, give people stuff they can actually use and wear and feel good about themselves.”
“I really encourage everyone to come out,” Lorenz said. “People in the residence halls, clean out your closets and please bring what you don’t want.”
This event is free and open to all students. It is not required to bring clothing in order to pick out a new outfit. For more information, contact Carlie Zervan at firstname.lastname@example.org