Founder of Company that Clothes Needy to Speak at Gardner-Webb University

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Clothe Your Neighbor as Yourself’s James Barnett to be Featured During Dimensions on Feb. 2

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.—The founder of a nonprofit organization that helps clothe the needy will speak to the Gardner-Webb University community during Dimensions on Feb. 2.

James Barnett, who founded Clothe Your Neighbor as Yourself (CYNY) in 2009, will be featured in the weekly GWU program, which begins at 9:25 a.m. in the Lutz-Yelton Convocation Center on campus. It is free and open to the public.

Barnett currently lives in Atlanta and serves as executive and creative director for CYNY. The organization provides aid to someone in need for every item purchased from its clothing brand. CYNY has given school uniforms to orphans in Kenya, interview attire to the homeless, wigs for women impacted by cancer and assistance for many others in the United States and around the world.

For more information about Clothe Your Neighbor as Yourself, visit

Gardner-Webb’s Dimensions program aims to enhance the spiritual, intellectual and cultural life at the University and to promote a sense of community. More information is available by calling the GWU Office of Christian Life and Service at 704-406-4277 or visiting

Auxiliary aids will be made available to persons with disabilities upon request 48 hours prior to the event. Please call 704-406-4253 or email with your request.

Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb University’s purpose is to advance the Kingdom of God through Christian higher education by preparing graduates for professional and personal success, instilling in them a deep commitment to service and leadership, and equipping them for well-rounded lives of lasting impact, Pro Deo et Humanitate (For God and Humanity).