Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce in Partnership with Missouri Southern State University Collecting Professional Clothing for Upcoming Dress to Impress Event

Image Credit: Curtis Almeter, Missouri Southern State University

(Joplin, MO) – December, 2021 – Missouri Southern State University (MSSU) and the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce (JACC) are once again partnering together to collect lightly used professional clothing, accessories, and shoes for Dress to Impress. This event is designed to prepare students for their careers by helping them build a professional wardrobe.

Dress to Impress is going into its eighth year; this event is for current students enrolled at MSSU. The event has equipped over 1,300 MSSU students and alumni with professional clothing! “Dress to Impress has continued to grow on the Missouri Southern State University campus with its students every year,” shares Erin Slifka, Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce Marketing and Public Information Manager. “This event is valuable because these students are the area’s future workforce, and it’s important they show up to their first job interview feeling confident and prepared as they move into the next chapter of their life.”

Donations are being accepted until February 25th. Drop-off locations include the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce office located at 320 East 4th Street, Joplin, MO 64801 and on campus at the MSSU Career Services office located in Spiva Library, Suite 207.


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