Our campaign is in collaboration with Sprott Shares, a club that works to support students in the Sprott School of Business by collecting items such as clothes, appliances, electronics and more household items for students in need, completely for free. Currently, they have no space to store these clothes or appliances, so the money raised will go to a storage unit. Through this initiative, we hope to aid Sprott Shares in their mission to aid the less fortunate.
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Our cause is to improve the student experience at Carleton University by addressing a pressing issue faced by many students: the high cost of maintaining a fashionable wardrobe and a sustainble lifestyle. We champion the cause of providing affordable and trendy clothing options for students, particularly those who may be less fortunate or facing financial constraints. Paired with this is the sustainability aspect of it. Using second-hand goods is a great way to save money and the planet. For too long the fashion industry has been all about overconsumption and constantly buying new things. With this event, we hope to encourage students to practice more environmentally and financially sustainable habits.
In the fast-paced world of fashion, people often feel the pressure to keep up with the latest trends, which can be financially challenging and have a heavy impact on the environment . We want to do our part in helping eliminate this financial and environmental burden by creating and hosting a clothing drive on campus, making essential clothing items accessible for free and encouraging students to give and get second-hand goods. By doing so, we aim to achieve several key objectives:
- Financial Relief
- Fostering Sustainable Lifestyles
- Boosting Self-Confidence
- Community Building
With funding received from donors, we will do all we can to aid Sprott Shares. Sprott Shares is the Carleton club we have decided to collaborate with. Sprott Shares is well versed with clothing drives and share our common goal of vying for more sustainable fashion. The funds raised will go to the purchasing of the storage unit, lights, storage boxes, and rent. In the storage unit, the clothing will be kept until needed. Time will go to advertising the event, and posting on all social media platforms (through Sprott connections and Sprott Shares); in addition, we will take time in our separate classes to address our peers and alert them of this event. And most importantly, our group will spread the word and convince friends to donate their unwanted clothes, as nothing is more powerful than word-of-mouth
Through our campaign, our group aims to create a lasting positive impact on the Carleton community by allowing students who may experience financial barriers to have access to essential clothing items for free. As many university students struggle financially, many aren’t able to keep up with the latest trends. Eventually, these financial stresses may also affect their academic performance. We aim to eliminate some of the student’s financial burden by providing an accessible clothing drive where students can find trendy clothing pieces. In doing so, we hope to support students so that they can focus on their academic careers without the stresses of high shopping costs. On a personal level, we also hope to increase self-confidence and make students feel good about themselves through their new clothing.
In addition to this, through our campaign we also hope to promote environmental sustainability. Fashion is one of the largest industries contributing to environmental pollution, as millions of clothes end up in landfills each year. With our initiative, we hope to encourage sustainable shopping habits that will help reduce fashion pollution and benefit the environment over time. Together, we want to change the narrative to prove that shopping sustainably can still be fun, affordable, and trendy.
Finally, we also aims to connect the community by bringing in students and faculty members from the campus together to donate clothing items and shop together – creating engagement and a greater sense of community purpose. In doing this, our group will be able to engage in an experiential learning project. Hands-on learning is sure an important aspect of educational teaching for students to self learn through real world experiences. By coordinating real aspects of an on-campus event (such as initial outreach, idea creation, execution, and so forth), our group will gain valuable knowledge and skills, which we can apply to our future careers post-graduation.