Who we Are
Clothes That Work is a grassroots non-profit that has been providing professional clothing, image counseling and training for job seekers in Montgomery County since 1998. More than 34,000 men, women, and independent teens have benefited from the services provided by Clothes That Work. Through the ongoing support of donors, funding partners, individuals, corporations and foundations we have been able to make a real difference in the lives of many people.
We partner with local organizations that refer clients in need of interview clothing to aid in the transition to self-sufficiency. In addition to providing interview appropriate clothing and training on how to dress for work, we also conduct seminars, give interviewing tips and coach on exhibiting appropriate professional behavior. By focusing on the skills our clients need to be competitive in the interview process, we help instill the confidence necessary to succeed.
Clothes That Work will clothe, educate, and empower individuals to prepare them for employment success.
Clothes That Work will be viewed as the leading workforce development resource for improving the professional image and lives of our clients.
Our Clothing Needs
We are looking for clean, professional, modern workplace attire for our clients.
Our visionary founders include Kym Yahn, Linda Lombard, Mary Colegate, Mary Sue Kessler, Helen Jones-Kelley, Paula MacIlwaine, Elaine Johnson, Carol Prewitt, Pat Rider, Bonnie Langdon, Pat Robinson, Lee Armstrong Lumpkin, Chris Olinsky, and Nita Yates.
OUR BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Frequently Asked Questions
What days/times do you take donations?
Where are you located?
What type of clothing do you accept?
We accept business and interview appropriate clothing. For a full listing, please see our clothing donation guide.
Do you give receipts for tax purposes?
Yes, Clothes That Work is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and tax receipts are available for all donations.
How can I receive your services?
I have an appointment to get clothing; where do I go?
All client coaching appointments are held at the Clothes That Work office, located in the Job Center at 1133 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd., Suite 392, Dayton, OH 45417.
What happens to my clothing after I donate it?
All donations are sorted by staff and volunteers to separate client appropriate apparel from Boutique appropriate apparel. Your donations help Clothes That Work eliminate a major barrier to employment by providing professional clothing to the unemployed and under-employed in the Dayton community.
What are your hours of operation?
Our office & boutique hours are from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Every Second Saturday of the month, the Boutique is open 9 am – 12 noon (except for holidays). Our office, the donation room, and the Boutique will be closed on these holidays.
Annual Reports and Fiscal Responsibility
Clothes That Work takes great pride in being the beneficiary of tremendous support from individuals, corporations, foundations, and community partners. We know that you have many options when making philanthropic decisions, and we are committed to excellent stewardship of your investment by following the highest standards of ethical fundraising. We never share or sell lists or personal information about our donors, and we believe in total transparency with regard to the designation of the organization’s funds.
2018-19 Annual Report
2017 Annual Report
2016 Annual Report
2015 Annual Report
AFP Donor Bill of Rights
AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards
Our 2018-19 Supporters
2018-19 Corporate, Foundation, and Individual Support
Clothes That Work would like to thank the many different individuals and organizations whose financial support makes it possible to fulfill our mission. Your gifts give us the tools and resources we need to help local job seekers achieve their employment goals!
If you see your name listed incorrectly, or if you feel that your name should be on this list, please contact our office at 937.222.3778 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
2018-19 Corporate, Foundation, and In-Kind Donors
American Honda Motor Company
Better Business Bureau of Dayton
Bob Ross Auto Group
Brixey & Meyer
Colbert Family Health
Community Foundation of Kettering
Compunet Clinical Laboratories
Nathan Croumer and Jeff Pizza
Dayton Children’s Hospital
Dayton Area Board of Realtors
Dayton Rotary Club Foundation
Fifth Street Brew Pub
Fifth Third Bank
First Financial Bank
Gerald & Carole Miller Foundation
Get Dressed Boutique
Greater Dayton RTA
Dayton Heidelberg Distributing Company
High Concrete Group LLC
Houser Asphalt & Concrete
Jack and Sally Eichelberger Foundation
Jesse & Caryl Philips Foundation
Kenny Consulting Group
Kettering Board of Education – Fairmont Spirit Chain
Kettering Health Network
William & Phyllis Kist Foundation
L Brands Foundation
LCNB National Bank
Leslie Mapp Foundation
Levin Family Foundation
Lewis & Michael, Inc.
Lexis Nexis Cares
Manpower of Dayton
Markey’s Rental & Staging
Marsh & McCellan
Mary Kittredge Fund
Mathile Family Foundation
Miami Valley Human Resources Association
Midwestern Wealth Management
Mike-Sells Potato Chip Co.
Oakwood Rotary Foundation
Oakwood Schools Foundation
Old Scratch Pizza
Oniru Group LLC
Physicians Charitable Trust
Pickrel Schaeffer Ebling, LPA
PNC Bank Foundation
Prime Time Party Rental
Reynolds & Reynolds
Sam Levin Foundation
Sebaly Shillito & Dyer
Sinclair Comm College
Square One Salon & Spa
Stahl Vision, Inc.
Steven Paul Photography
Stoy Family Endowment of Coastal Community Foundation
Taft, Stettinius & Hollister LLP
The Berry Foundation
The Columbus Foundation
The Dayton Foundation
The Dayton Power and Light Co. Foundation
Universal Technology Corp
Virginia W. Kettering Foundation
Wilmer Hale LLP
Wright Patt Credit Union
Wright State University Foundation
2018-19 Individual Donors: C.E.O. Society
Barcus, Susan & David
Flannery, Mr. & Mrs. Dion
Hood, Daniel & Barbara
Marya Rutherford Long & Lawrence Long
Rapp, Patty & Richard
Roesch, Tim & Laura
Stack, Kathryn C.
Whitney, Betsy B.
Wood, Lynn & Roberts
2018-19 Individual Donors: V.I.P. Circle
Ponitz, David & Doris
St. George’s Episcopal Church
Tschudin, Hans and Sherry
Winfrey, LaPearl Logan
2018-19 Individual Donors: Sharp Dressers
Janney, Macy P
Klaben, Mr. & Mrs. Laurence R.
2018-19 Individual Donors: Corporate Casuals
Adkinson, Lisa Robin
Baggett, Rhonda /Eric Flasher
Fears, Teresa N.
Kessler, Mary Sue
National Trail LaSertoma
Omler, Rick & Elizabeth Hardy
Prevost, Carol R.
Schairbaum, Chris and Amy Askins
2018-19 Individual Donors: First Impressions
Bigler, Lois Ann
Caraway, Ada & James
Clifford, Rusty & Carole
Concord United Methodist Women
Dayton Lasertoma Club
Greathouse Partners, LLC
Kasch, Sonnie & Bill
Lamberger, Paul H. and Carol G.
Optimist Club of Northridge
Wagner, Susan & Lloyd
Walker, Cynthia J.
Woessner, Dwight and Georgie