Is my donation of clothing or money to Dress for Success Cincinnati tax deductible?

Yes. The IRS classifies Dress for Success Cincinnati as a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. All eligible donations are tax deductible.


How do I get a receipt?

You will receive a receipt letter from us for financial donations. When you donate clothing, you will receive a card that lets you complete the items donated and the value of those items.


Is Dress for Success Cincinnati a non-profit?

Yes. The IRS classifies Dress for Success Cincinnati as a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization.


How do I donate clothing?

Click here to see all the information about donating clothing.


Can you pick up my donations?

No, we’re sorry, but we cannot. Dress for Success Cincinnati is a volunteer-driven organization, and we simply do not have the resources or the staff to provide pickup service.


Where can I deliver my donated clothing?

Our Donation Center is located at 208 McFarland Street downtown. Click here to see the days and hours when you may bring your clothing donations.


Do you have other donation locations?

No, our Donation Center at 208 McFarland Street and our Portaluca boutique at 209 West Fourth Street downtown are our only donation locations.


Can you dry clean my donations?

Sorry, we cannot. We ask that you bring us only clean clothing. We have the capability to steam items to remove wrinkles, but cannot clean them.


How can I make a financial donation to Dress for Success Cincinnati?

You can send a check directly to our office at 205 W 4th Street, Suite 900, Cincinnati OH 45202 or by credit card through any Donate button on this website. We also can accept gifts of appreciated stock, mandatory distributions from retirement accounts and planned gifts.  Please contact Tracey Zwick for more information at 513-322-1793. Click here for our Donation Form.


How do I make a referral?

A referral must be made online by a social service, non-profit or government agency. If you'd like to register your agency as a Referral Partner, contact Michelle Watts at 513-322-1791.


Can I refer myself?

Yes. Contact Michelle for information to do so at 513-322-1791 or mwatts@dfscincy.org


What is Portaluca?

Portaluca is known as a destination for women to find new and nearly new, stylish clothing and accessories for less while they are supporting Dress for Success Cincinnati. Portaluca is open to the public and proceeds help support Dress for Success Cincinnati’s services for disadvantaged women seeking employment.


I want to shop! Where is Portaluca and when is it open?

Portaluca is located at a beautiful urban interior at 209 West 4th Street between Elm and Plum. Open to the public Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday: 10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. and Thursday: 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.


What is the greatest need in support of the mission?

Your financial contributions are essential to help us cover the operating expenses that are necessary for our programs.

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