Donate Clothing

Donations are currently PAUSED until November 22nd. Please do not leave donations outside.


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-Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Dress for Success Cincinnati Donation Center 

4623 Wesley Avenue, Norwood OH 45212

(please note the 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.


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:

  • Suits – pants and skirts (especially plus sizes)
  • Scrubs
  • Blazers
  • Bras (new with tags)
  • Pants
  • Purses /handbags
  • Skirts
  • Blouses
  • Scarves
  • Shoes (especially large and wide sizes)
  • Coats
  • New unopened pantyhose and knee highs
  • 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
  • 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  • Clothing that is out-of-date/more than five years old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

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

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. Click here for our Portaluca website.


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!