Donate Clothing

CLOTHING REQUIREMENTS

  1. Clothing must be new or gently used, business-professional for MEN.
  2. Clothing must be in style. Before donating, ask yourself, “Will this outfit help a man make the best impression at his interview?” We will not send our participants to an interview in clothing that hinders their appearance.
  3. Clothing must be clean. Clothing cannot be stained or have odors.

PLEASE DONATE:   

  • 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)
  • Overcoats
  • Ties
  • New black or brown socks
  • Watches, tie clips & cufflinks
  • Briefcases

DO NOT DONATE:

  • Jeans, khakis & corduroys
  • Sweaters & vests
  • Umbrellas & hats
  • Suitcases
  • Casual clothing (polos, t-shirts, etc.)
  • Undergarments, pajamas & white socks

WAYS TO DONATE

1. Drop off your donation in person on one of our Monthly Drop-off Dates (listed below).

1 Beekman Street, Suite 301

New York, NY 10038

Tuesday, September 2, 2014: 8am to 6pm

Tuesday, October 7, 2014: 8am to 3pm

Tuesday, November 4, 2014: 8am to 6pm

We suggest taking the subway or a cab to our Manhattan office as parking is difficult, and there are many one-way streets and police checkpoints. For this reason, we cannot offer curbside drop-off or meet you downstairs to receive your donation; you must be able to bring your donation up to our office on the 3rd floor (via stairs or small passenger elevator).

2. Have a courier service/messenger transport your donation to Career Gear on one of our monthly drop-off days.

3. Ship your donation via your preferred mail carrier to our downtown Manhattan location:

1 Beekman Street, Suite 301

New York, NY 10038

Attn: Clothing Donations

Include a note with your contact information and the total number of items donated, in order to receive a tax-receipt. Help us save a stamp and provide us with your email address.

4. Not in the NYC area? Kindly donate to your local affiliate or clothing closet at a local nonprofit or religious organization of your choice. Go to www.guidestar.org or www.charitynavigator.org to find a similar organization. Reach out directly to each affiliate to find out their specific needs and procedures. If you would like to ship your donation to us in NYC kindly follow the following instructions.

 

Due to limited resources and staff we DO NOT offer a pick up service or pay for shipping.