Professional Clothing Drives

We encourage our employees to donate gently used professional clothing to one of the Baltimore-area organizations that work to provide professional wear for formerly homeless, disabled, or low-income men and women entering or re-entering the workforce.

Below is a list of local organizations that run employment programs and services and are open to receiving clothing donations.

Local Organizations

Alternative Directions, 410-889-5072

Bea Gaddy Family Center, 410-563-2749

Center for Urban Families, 410-367-5691

Dress for Success, 410-594-9662

Helping Up Mission, 410-675-7500

Hope Forward, 410-856-1700

International Rescue Committee, 410-327-1885

League for People with Disabilities, 410-323-0500

Maryland New Directions, 410-230-0630

Paul’s Place, 410-625-0775

Sharp Dressed Man, 443-963-9337

St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore, 410-662-0500

Success in Style, 301-498-5035

Suited to Succeed, 410-528-1799

Support Services for Veteran Families, 877-424-3838

Donation Guidelines

Because of limited storage space, agencies ask that you donate clothing appropriate to the season.

Donated clothing should be:

  • New or gently used
  • Clean (dry-cleaned or laundered)
  • Not stained or damaged
  • Appropriate to wear to the office, including:
    • Suits
    • Tailored separates
    • Blouses, shirts
    • Business casual attire, such as khaki pants (not jeans), nice looking sweaters, polo shirts, etc.
    • Ties, scarves
    • Shoes in very good condition

The general rule is, if you wouldn’t wear it because of its condition, don’t donate it to someone else who needs to make a good first impression when looking for a job.

Please divide men’s and women’s clothing into separate marked bags before you drop it off. Clothing should not be on hangers as they make pickup and delivery challenging and dangerous.