Students at Meredith College aim to help members of their community. The all-female liberal arts college supports numerous nonprofit organizations that benefit women. For example, the Office of Student Leadership and Service as well as the Major Events Committee select charities such as Dress for Success and Abbeygail's Closet.
These projects are launched in an effort to emphasize the importance of women's leadership, according to the school. The local branch of Dress for Success - which was founded by Meredith alumna Pat Nathan - provides disadvantaged women with professional clothing and employment assistance.
Abbeygail's Closet is a local thrift store, which is managed by the Women's Center of Wake County to fund assistance for low-income and homeless women and children.
Students collected money and clothing for the organizations, which seek to make an impact on the lives of local women.
The college offers numerous student service organizations, such as the Philaretian Society, Meredith Habitat for Humanity and Meredith College Junior Woman's Club.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of nonprofit workers is projected to increase by 14 percent over the next several years.
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