Middle Eastern Cultural Club Sponsors Clothing Drive

Chronicle Staff

By Catherine Wang

The Middle Eastern Cultural Club sponsored a clothing drive from Jan.10 to Jan. 14 for United States veterans returning home from Iraq and Aphganistan. The club specifically asked for clothing suitable for veterans seeking jobs and attending job interviews.

Blake Nosratian ’13, President of the Middle Eastern Cultural Club conceived the idea to collect clothing for veterans after volunteering at the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

“What started as a simple job volunteering at a hospital changed my life and gave me the strength and passion to want to make a difference,” Nosratian said. “Some of these remarkable human beings—the patriots, heroes and protectors of our country—are devoid of the most basic necessities, such as the ability to provide themselves with  proper clothing for a job interview.”

The club collected 12 ties, four pairs of socks, 27 dress shirts, six pants, six jackets and 19 suits both in school and in the community. The items will be donated to the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center.