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The Beckley Success Closet begins taking donations

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BECKLEY W. VA. (WVVA) - The Beckley Success Closet began taking donations on Monday.

The closet will provide free professional clothing to people with limited resources who are looking to find a job or enter the business industry.

Robert Dunlap, one of the organizer's of the success close, said the community's support has been incredible and it is important for the community to come together and support one another.

"Ultimately, what we need to do is, men, women, we all need to make sure we're encouraging one another to expand into business and make sure that we mentor other persons irrespective of their gender," said Dunlap.

This is why Joey Mitchem decided to give up his day off and volunteer at the closet; and he encourages his peers to get involved with community service as well.

"Personally I think it's important that all students, all young people, start to get involved in community service because it allows them to engage with their community, grow in their community, and it allows them to like get out there and see what is going on with their community," said Mitchem.

The clothes closet is expected to open on February 5, and donations are still being accepted at 208 Main St. in Beckley, during normal business hours.

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