Hosted by the Nicsa NextGen Committee

Nicsa will be hosting our first annual Clothing Drive during the 2023 GMM as part of our Nicsa Gives Back initiative. We are excited to partner with Studio Shine, a sub-organization of the St. Francis House located in Boston. The St. Francis House is the largest day shelter in Massachusetts supporting people experiencing homelessness and poverty.

Studio Shine provides professional and casual business attire to their guests who are looking to enter or reenter the workforce.  Their staff provide participants and guests with a private consultation in which they learn how to present themselves in a professional setting and how to dress for work. Studio Shine supplies each person with all of the wardrobe pieces necessary for job attainment and success.

Put your gently used clothing to good use!

We are asking attendees to donate at least one article of business casual clothing. Studio Shine is specifically in need of the following items: 

  • Men’s polo shirts, collared shirts, and business casual shirts
  • Women’s button-down blouses
  • Short sleeve and long sleeve tops
  • Cardigans and sweaters
  • Women’s casual long sleeve blazers
  • Men’s slacks, dockers, and corduroy’s
  • Women’s slack pants, skirts and business casual dresses
  • Belts and ties
  • Women’s jewelry
  • Reusable bags (in good condition)

There will be a box located next to the registration desk on-site and we will be accepting donations throughout the duration of the event. 

For more information about the St. Francis House and Studio Shine, please click here. Thank you in advance for helping us support the Boston workforce!