Please take a look at our donation guidelines below. Unfortunately we cannot accept clothing drives that have not been scheduled with our Donation Center Manager. Before you consider planning a drive, contact Denise Torain at firstname.lastname@example.org for approval and scheduling. Thank you so much.
Our warehouse volunteers only accept clothes that are work-appropriate for our clients and meet the following requirements:
most urgent needs
Plus-size work attire (sizes 18-22 most needed)
Shoes size 10 and up
Interview & work appropriate handbags (including briefcases and portfolios without company logos)
Preparing Your Donation
Clothing must be professionally cleaned and free of stains, tears, rips, holes, broken zippers, etc.
All clothes should be on hangers, not in bags
Items should be no more than five years old (for fashion appropriateness)
If you need an inventory of donated items please make a list prior to dropping them off as we cannot provide this for you
What WE Accept
Work attire (suits, dresses, pants, blouses, skirts, sweaters, scrubs)
Shoes (both heels and rubber-soled work shoes) in excellent condition that are free of excessive scuffing, flaking/dry rot inside
Handbags (including briefcases and portfolios without logos)
Jewelry separated in individual plastic bags
New bras, pantyhose, tights and trouser socks
What we cannot accept
Clothes with stains, tears, rips, holes, broken zippers, etc.
100% wool clothing (with the exception of winter coats), corduroy, velvet, leather, suede, ultra suede, micro-fiber, fur
Clothes without a size label
Clothes that have been altered (except for length)
Turtlenecks, graphic tee shirts or clothing with company branded logos or names
Long dresses including every day and formal wear
Items rubber-banded or zip-tied together
Where to Donate
Like all of our programs our clothing donation centers are operated by volunteers, which limits the days and hours of operation. Please review the information below and then feel free to contact us at 919-286-2128 with additional questions.
Primary Donation Centers
1720 Guess Road, Suite 14, Near Northgate Mall
Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
1812 Tillery Place, Suite 105
Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Second Saturday of every month, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Please note that our Raleigh donation center will be closed Sept. 5-30 as we prepare for our Boutique Sale. We will reopen for donations Oct. 1.