Non-Traditional Academy to sell donated clothing

Participation contributes to students’ service requirements

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Non-Traditional Academy to sell donated clothing

Non-Traditional Academy (NTA) coordinator Chris Weaver said the program’s Closet Project, where students sell clothes at an affordable price, started when the school received a large donation of clothes last year.

“Somebody dropped off a bunch of clothes so we thought we could offer some of that up to people who might want to shop or need something,” Weaver said.

Weaver said the project serves as a means of students completing their community service requirements.

“It was designed to give (students) an opportunity to participate in community service project around something here,” Weaver said.

According to Weaver, he plans to sell clothes that are more business casual.

“Maybe they (students) have a job interview and they need a shirt or a nice pair of shoes. They can come to us and get that for a really low cost,” Weaver said.

Weaver said the project serves as a means of students completing their community service requirements.

“It was designed to give (students) an opportunity to participate in a community service project around something here,” Weaver said.

According to senior NTA member Majestic Caradine, students are currently working to promote the project.

“We’ve got certain things going on as far as getting the word out there,” Caradine said. “We’ve got things going on with social media. We also plan on going to classes and advertising our sales.”

Senior NTA member Devante Childress said he is excited about the project.

“It’s going to be really good for people who might not have things and they have an opportunity to spend their money with us, so (we can) get something out of it,” Childress said.

Weaver said what they do with the money they raise depends on how much they make.

“Last year’s group talked about giving some to the SLP emergency fund and also for stuff that we need around here,” Weaver said.

Weaver said the first sale will be on Oct. 17 and all clothes will be 5 dollars or less.

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