MetroNorth Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals donate to Pathways Career Closet

Thanksgiving week got off to a great start in the Anoka-Hennepin School District thanks to the MetroNorth Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professionals.

When the group learned the district’s Pathways Program was starting a “Career Closet” to provide clothing to any Anoka-Hennepin student going for a job interview or starting a new job, they held a clothing drive.

Not only can students receive clothing free of charge, the program gives Pathways students retail and merchandising experience. The Career Closet is located in an old store space in the Coon Rapids Family Place Mall.

Bringing in donations today were (from left to right): Stephaine Szeremeta, program and communication manager, MetroNorth Chamber of Commerce; and President Lori Higgins, MetroNorth Chamber of Commerce; Phil Geertsema, Automatic Data Processing; Joe Johnson, One for Joe; and Jeremy Schmitz, American Family Insurance. Pictured with the group is Paula Holden, Anoka-Hennepin work coordinator.

Anyone interested in donating to the Career Closet can drop off items at the Pathways Program, 11224 Crooked Lake Blvd, Coon Rapids. Gently worn and new clothing as well as accessories are accepted.  The Career Closet is in need of white, oxford shirts for males as well as extra-large clothing for both males and females.  Anyone with questions can call Pathways at 763-433-4612.