2. Donate Time

Every interaction makes a difference.

No matter how you choose to help Career Gear, you’re playing an important role in providing men with the resources to help them get jobs, save money, build strong peer-support networks support their families and children, and make a positive contribution to their communities.

3. Donate Clothing

Please note that Career Gear will be closed on Monday, January 20th for observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Career Gear welcomes donors to join us on the first Tuesday of each month from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm for our open donation days. 125 Maiden Lane, Suite 3B New York, NY 10038. Can’t make our scheduled donation day? Reach out to donations@careergear.org for an appointment. Please click the following link to print the donation form. http://bit.ly/2PuUO8x


•Clothing must be new or gently used, business-professional attire.

•Clothing must be in style.

Before donating, ask yourself, “Will this outfit help a man make the best impression at his interview?”

•Clothing must be clean, cannot be stained, or have odors.

•We can no longer accept French cuffed shirts as it is an added expense to our clients.


•Suits (especially size 36 and below and size 44 and up)

•Dress pants

•Blazers/Sport Coats (solid color only)

•Dress shirts (especially size 17 and up)

•Dress shoes (black or brown leather, all sizes)

•Belts (black or brown leather, all sizes)



•New black or brown socks

•Watches and tie clips

•Leather goods, backpacks, satchels, etc.


Career Gear now accepts business casual dress wear for men. These clothing items allow many of our clients a chance to have several outfits for a business casual work environment in offices, retail environments and more.

These items include:

•Button-down and collared shirts

•Casual dress pants, chinos

•Casual shoes, loafers and some sneakers (in good/like new condition please)

•Appropriate outerwear

We can no longer accept the following items as per our Sustainability Initiative:

Wire or plastic hangers


Dry Cleaning plastic

4. Hold Suit Drive

Career Gear has broad needs. We have years of experience and guidance to inform corporations interesting in hosting a company drive. Prior to hosting a company drive, companies must provide Career Gear with an administration fee (based on the size of the organization). *****Only approved companies may hold a company drive for Career Gear as they have reviewed and agreed upon our terms and conditions.

With a co-branded marketed drive Career Gear will provide the marketing materials for potential donors outlining our Mission as well as the initiatives they will be supporting. We provide a clothing drive kit to simplify and streamline the process. Click here for more information on hosting a company drive!

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