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Journalism Students Lend Help to Struggling Area Non-Profit

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Even though some University of Nevada students graduated last weekend, some are still finishing up class work - like journalism students in the "solving problems for non-profits" class.

While studying the Good Shepherd's Clothes Closet, students learned the non-profit is struggling.

So they offered to help with their own PR campaign.

"Go!" "The Good Shepherd's Clothes Closet is in danger of going out of business."

They shot some video which will air online.

It explains the clothes closets niche in our community providing free clothes to anyone in need.

Since the closet is donation-based, many of the people supporting it are struggling, too.

And there's still a need. Executive director Chris Rhodes says last year - at thrift store prices - they gave away $950,000 worth of clothes.

So, the Nevada students wasted no time coming up with a plan to get the word out.

"I never would have dreamt of doing implementation while I was in college, so it's just really meaningful and an amazing experience," says student Kena Cataneso.

The students are also collaborating with a clothing designer to raise money.

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Written by Kristen Remington

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