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Associated Student Government Proposes Return of FCC Clothes Closet

Photo by: Victor Fontes
The basement of the Fresno City College library, previous location of the clothes closet on campus, Nov. 13, 2023.

A new clothing donation center could be coming to Fresno City College after the idea was proposed at the Associated Student Government meeting by Senator Arianna Carbajal in late October.

The plan is to take any available room that can be used and set up shop there. Preferably in a populated area.

Inventory support would be supplied by sponsors like JCPenny, which has donated in the past.

School collections bins around Fresno would support the closet. A designated team would be assigned to bring shipments of clothes back to campus from the bins to be put on the shelf for the taking along with getting both old and new sponsors like JCPenny and Goodwill according to Carbajal.

There had been another closet in the past that had been closed due to low foot traffic because of its hidden location below the library, combined with sponsors dropping out.

“It would be hard for us to bring it back…to have a better outcome than it did before,” Carbajal said.

Student Devina Morales feels this would be a great improvement as professional clothing for interviews or work attire can be hard to obtain.

“In terms of interview clothes and things like that, that would erase a huge barrier for a lot of students,” Morales said. “It would alleviate a lot of need.”

Student Jacob Gaia, Chemistry major, expressed that being able to donate their own clothes could also be an easy and positive way to get rid of anything they don’t want, rather than throwing them away.

Most empty rooms around campus are registered as classrooms, which is a problem. This would make registering those rooms as the closet very difficult as the process for converting a room is unknown according to ASG student trustee Jack Howard.

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Victor Fontes is a 19 year old Journalism major who was born and raised in Fresno California. He plans on finishing his general education at Fresno City College and then transferring to Fresno State University to join their Journalism program, finish his four year education, and eventually become a breaking news broadcast reporter. He loves playing the drums in his band, has a passion for photography, and adores his 85' corvette. From a young age he had always wanted to be on camera and under the spotlight but never knew how to get there. Many ideas from creating film to acting would come and pass with none sticking the way he visioned, but after high school and checking his options, he fell in love with the idea of journalism. Aside from being on camera he loved the idea of reporting and digging for a story to meeting and interviewing people, the creativity to write about what ever you want at times, and the down to the wire nature of it all. Since the very first semester of college he knew that this was his calling and his future has looked bright since then. He's worked at The Rampage for one semester now, and since being promoted to the social media manager he cannot wait for the opportunities to be had this semester and to let his inner creativity shine.

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