St. Charles East business club helps organize clothing drive

 
Submitted by St. Charles East High School
Updated 6/14/2017 7:46 PM
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  • Volunteers load a truck with donations of professional clothing for transport to the Batavia Clothes Closet.

    Volunteers load a truck with donations of professional clothing for transport to the Batavia Clothes Closet. Courtesy of St. Charles East High School

  • St. Charles East student Courtney Hydar joins Batavia Clothes Closet Executive Director Diane Upton and Marberry owner Dave Marberry at the pickup of donations for the clothing drive.

    St. Charles East student Courtney Hydar joins Batavia Clothes Closet Executive Director Diane Upton and Marberry owner Dave Marberry at the pickup of donations for the clothing drive. Courtesy of St. Charles East High School

St. Charles East High School Business Honors Club and do-over.me partnered for the 2016-17 Business Honors Community Project.

The clothing drive collected 185 pieces of professional clothing for men and women of all shapes and sizes. Marberry Cleaners donated the cleaning.

On May 19, the clothing was picked up by Batavia Clothes Closet from Marberry Cleaners in downtown St. Charles. The nonprofit organization, part of the Batavia Food Pantry, is led by executive director Diane Upton.

Courtney Hydar, a junior at St. Charles East High School, was the student representative for the clothing drive. The faculty representatives were Shannon Stone and Keith Galvan.

Other people involved in making this happen were Dave Marberry, third-generation owner of Marberry Cleaners, and Cynthia K. Wade, founder of do-over.me in Geneva.

Founded in 2014 by Cynthia K. Wade, do-over.me is a nonprofit organization that helps people move forward after a major life event. Everyone 16 and older is welcome to join. It offers a variety of different experiences designed to provide opportunities to step out of your comfort zone and grow. The goal is to create a community of lifelong learners who see crisis as opportunity and change as a positive and necessary part of life. For more information, visit www.do-over.me, call (630) 402-0429 or contact Cynthia K. Wade at Cynthia@do-over.me.

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