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 Suiting Program, helping women dress to get a job and be successful in the workplace.

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.

Our biggest needs at this time are plus-size clothing, scrubs, handbags and other accessories.

 

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  • Clothing that is out-of-date/more than five years old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 have more than enough of them!)

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
Every Thursday, 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.
One Saturday each month, 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M:
     2018: December 1
     2019: January 5, February 2, March 2, April 6, June 1, August 3

Pull up into the loading zone in front of our door. We will have forms and volunteers to help unload your car if needed.

Portaluca boutique*
209 West 4th St.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Thursday, 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.
(513) 322-1782
* Please take donations to Portaluca only when our Donation Center on McFarland Street is closed. Due to limited space, we cannot accept very large donations in our Portaluca store.

 

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.
Contact Katie Uhl at 513-322-1785 or kuhl@dfscincy.org for more information about clothing donations or clothing drives. Please contact Katie prior to planning a clothing drive to discuss ideas, current needs and convenient dates.