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 are currently accepting contactless donations at our Donation Center one Thursday each month from 10AM - 5PM. Upcoming donation days are:

  • March 25, 2021
  • April 22, 2021

In order to keep everyone safe, rolling bins and racks will be on the sidewalk outside the Donation Center to place your donated items. You may place loose items and small bags or boxes in the bins or hang them on racks. Boxes and large bags that do not fit in bins may be placed against the building next to the bins and racks.

At this time, staff will not be available to help unload cars so that we may maintain the appropriate social distancing.

We are currently in need of the following:

  • 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)
  • Shoe sizes 10, 11, 12, 13
  • Flat shoes

We are NOT able to accept estates under any circumstances.

Please note that donations will not be accepted in Portaluca until further notice.

Due to construction on 4th Street, we recommend taking 3rd Street to Elm Street, then turning left onto McFarland Street. Get directions.

You may download a donation tax receipt here.


About Donating

Designer, dressy and casual items are sold at our Portaluca fashion resale boutique at 209 W 4th Street in Downtown Cincinnati, which is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday. All Portaluca proceeds go to support the programs and services offered by Dress for Success Cincinnati. Click here for our Portaluca website.


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. 

Please bring donations in bags or boxes you do not need back.

No estates, please.



Where to Donate Clothing

Dress for Success Cincinnati Donation Center
208 McFarland Street, Cincinnati OH 45202 (downtown)


You can download a donation tax receipt here.

Unfortunately, we cannot pick up your donation.

Dress for Success Cincinnati is a volunteer-driven organization, and we simply do not have the resources or the staff to provide pickup service.


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.