Mother Colette's Cupboard assists Hilbert students in need of short-term, emergency assistance. Annual food collections are held on campus to support both the food cabinet and local food pantries. Individuals needing assistance should contact Hilbert's Office of Campus Ministry. Mother Colette's Cupboard is located in the McGrath Library, room 109.
Starting to apply for jobs? Just got that dream internship, but have nothing to wear on your first day? St. Clare's Closet can help! The Center for Career & Community Engagement maintains a collection of professional attire for our students and alumni to wear for interviews and to help start their own personal, professional wardrobes.
What is St. Clare’s Closet?
St. Clare’s closet is a collection of gently used professional attire that has been donated by faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of Hilbert College. The collection includes items for students of all sizes ranging from XS to 4XL.
Where is the closet located?
St. Clare’s Closet is located in the McGrath Library, room 109. The Closet is open and available during Library hours. Please stop by anytime!
What type of items can be found in the closet?
Some of the items in the closet include business suits, blazers, trousers, slacks, skirts, dress shirts, ties, scarves, belts, dress shoes and purses.
What name brands are represented in the closet?
Banana Republic, Liz Claiborne, Dress Bar, Alfred Dunner, Eddie Bauer, The Limited, Jones New York, Old Navy, Anne Klein, Express, Structure, Calvin Klein and many more!
Can I donate to St. Clare’s Closet?
Yes! The Center will take donations of gently used and new professional clothing year-round. We are always in need of new styles and will accept all sizes. Don’t forget about shoes, belts, ties, and bags! When choosing what to donate please keep in mind that the population that you are donating to is for the most part 18-30 years old. Casual clothes and clothing that would be worn by a more mature population is not needed for St. Clare’s Closet, however we will be happy to help you find an organization that can accept your generous donation. Please drop of your donation to the McGrath Library, room 109.
Who was St. Clare?
Clare was a beautiful Italian noblewoman who became the Foundress of an order of nuns now called "Poor Clares." When she heard St. Francis of Assisi preach, her heart burned with a great desire to imitate Francis and to live a poor humble life for Jesus. So one evening, she ran away from home, and in a little chapel outside Assisi, gave herself to God. St. Francis cut off her hair and gave her a rough brown habit to wear, tied with a plain cord around her waist. Her parents tried in every way to make her return home, but Clare would not.
Soon her sister, St. Agnes joined her, as well as other young women who wanted to be brides of Jesus, and live without any money. St. Clare and her sisters wore no shoes, ate no meat, lived in a poor house, and kept silent most of the time. Yet they were very happy, because Our Lord was close to them all the time.” - http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=215
In the spirit of St. Clare who walked around bare foot and wore a rough, brown habit, Hilbert College has created St. Clare’s Closet so that our students will be confident and comfortable in the workplace!
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