Donate Clothing

Your donations of women’s new or nearly new clothing, shoes and accessories keep us going! Interview and work appropriate items support our StyleHER program, helping women dress to get a job and be successful in the workplace.


We accept donations Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Donations are also accepted on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


Dress for Success Cincinnati Donation Center 

4623 Wesley Avenue, Norwood OH 45212

(The Donation Center is located at the rear of the building)

Click here for Directions. You can download a donation tax receipt here.

Unfortunately, we cannot pick up your donation. 


Please note that we do pause donations quarterly during the Portaluca Warehouse Sale. If donations are paused, it will be noted on a blue banner at the top of our website. You can also check our social media or give us a call at 513.651.3372.


Clothing that Can Be Donated

All donations must be ready-to-wear and free from odors, stains or tears. We accept new and nearly new:

  • Blazers
  • Blouses
  • Bras (new with tags)
  • Coats
  • Dresses
  • New unopened pantyhose and knee highs
  • Pants
  • Purses/handbags
  • Scarves
  • Scrubs
  • Shoes (especially large and wide sizes)
  • Skirts
  • Suits – pants and skirts (especially plus sizes)
  • Jackets
  • Jewelry

Items We Cannot Accept

  • Items that are soiled, stained or damaged
  • Clothing with cigarette smoke, moth-ball or other odors
  • Used cosmetics or hosiery
  • Men’s or children's clothing, toys or equipment (Click here to view where to donate men's clothing) 
  • Undergarments, unless they are new in the package or new with tags
  • Lingerie, pajamas or robes
  • Household items
  • Sporting equipment
  • Clothing that is out-of-date/more than five years old

Please do not bring donations on hangers. 

We are unable to return bins boxes and bags. Please bring donations in bags or boxes you do not need back.

No estates, please.


Items in High Demand

  • Scrubs
  • Plus size clothing (size 14 - 32)
  • Shoes (flats, 2" inch heels, gym shoes, steel toed boots)
  • Handbags
  • Toiletries (toothpaste & toothbrush kits, deodorant, etc.)
  • Feminine hygiene products (full boxes or kits with 5 tampons and pads in a ziplock bag)

About Donating

Designer, dressy and casual items are sold at our Portaluca fashion resale boutique. All Portaluca proceeds go to support the programs and services offered by Dress for Success Cincinnati. 


Other Ways to Give

Consider Organizing a Clothing Drive

It’s a great way to give back through your company, organization or group of friends.

You can multiply the impact of your clothing donation and support our proven job-readiness programs for local women with our Tuck a $20 program! Just ask for Tuck a $20 envelopes when you set up your clothing drive.

Contact us for more information about clothing donations or clothing drives. Please contact us prior to planning a clothing drive to discuss ideas, current needs and convenient dates.

Amazon Wishlist

Want to help procure the items our clients need? You can also donate clothing and other products to DFSC via our Amazon Wishlist. Check out our Amazon Wishlist!