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.

Please note that we are not able to accept clothing donations until we move into our new space. We plan to accept donations Monday - Thursday once our new offices are open, so join our mailing list to stay in touch!

Once we reopen, we may be in need of the following:

  • Spring & Summer clothing (camisoles, lightweight blouses and dresses)
  • 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)
  • 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.

You may download a donation tax receipt here.

 

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.

 

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  • Clothing that is out-of-date/more than five years old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 (Opening June 2021)

4623 Wesley Avenue, Norwood OH 45212 Directions

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.