Thursday, October 23, 2014

[142] Chili’s supports good taste in clothes with good tasting food for MTSU benefit

MURFREESBORO — A major restaurant franchise is giving back some of its profits to fund an MTSU student service.

For each special flyer presented Monday, Oct. 20, at the Chili’s at 755 N.W. Broad St. in Murfreesboro, the restaurant will donate 10 percent of the proceeds to Raiders’ Closet.

The closet’s founder, Dr. Virginia Hemby-Grubb, will be at the restaurant to hand out fliers to customers as they walk in.

Hemby-Grubb, a professor in the Department of Business Communication and Entrepreneurship, created Raiders’ Closet to provide students with gently used professional attire to wear on job interviews.

“Raiders’ Closet will always be in need of gently used professional suits, accessories and monetary donations because, each time a student secures a suit from our inventory, we must replace it with another suit,” Hemby-Grubb said.

“The give-back event with Chili’s on Oct. 20 will ensure that Raiders’ Closet has funds available with which to replenish our inventory.”

The closet, which is located in Room 327 of the Keathley University Center, allows students to try on items and keep them free of charge. It depends on both clothing donations and monetary donations to sustain itself.

The Oct. 20 give-back is good only at the Northwest Broad St. Chili’s location from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and is good for all food and non-alcoholic beverage sales.

For more information, contact Hemby-Grubb at 615-898-2369 or or Jaye Kiblinger at 615-898-2902 or

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