Fashion drive a worthy project

For the second straight year, the University of Lethbridge Students' Union (ULSU) is partnering with the Education Undergraduate Society (EUS) to bring you the ULSU/EUS Fashion Drive.

Gently used clothing will be collected at various locations around campus, organized and priced by volunteers and sold on Wednesday, Mar. 2 in the Students' Union Ballroom A (SU300A). Prices for each article of clothing will range from $2 to $5.

"This event was initially organized by last year's education representative, and it was extremely successful," says Armin Escher, current ULSU Faculty of Education representative. "I thought that it was a great idea that benefits many people, so I decided that it would be a great event to continue with this year."

Clothing collection bins will be placed around campus at the following locations: the ULSU Office (SU180), the EUS Office (TH368A), the University Hall Atrium and the Students' Union Food Court. Collection of items began in early February and goes until the Friday, Feb. 18.

The funds generated from the sale of the clothing will go towards scholarships for education students. Proceeds raised will help to assist future teachers during their internship experience and their first year in the teaching profession.

"Scholarships are extremely important to education students, especially those going into their practicum," says Escher. "Most education students are unable to work during their practicum due to time constraints, and it can make it very difficult for them financially."

The goal of this event is to raise enough money to keep this scholarship going for at least two additional years. Funding will be distributed in $500 increments to education students who qualify.

At the same time, students have the opportunity to pick up some excellent clothing deals.

"This event is a great chance for students who are on a budget to be able to get some new clothes for very affordable prices; $5 for a pair of jeans is a great deal," says Escher.