Donate Money

At Clothes That Work, we help build new starts. Proper interview attire can be THE barrier to getting work for some job seekers. A new outfit changes perspectives, builds confidence and creates possibilities for our clients.  

Your financial support will forever change someone’s future. Monthly donations ensure we can continue to offer our array of programs and services to job seekers looking to change their future. Choose the monthly donation frequency when you make your gift or give what you can.

DONATE CLOTHES

Clothes That Work is currently accepting clothing donations by appointment only. We ask that you schedule a time to drop off your items.

 We rely on the generous donations of others to provide interview and workplace appropriate attire for our clients. We accept donations for a wide variety of sizes and industries, but we request that the items:

 Be clean

  • Be in great condition
  • Be appropriate for the workplace
  • Be less than five years old 

Please do not bring us any items that are ripped, torn, or stained, as we cannot give these to our clients. Avoid prominent logos, as many companies will not let their employees wear these items. Additionally, we cannot use concert tee shirts, pajamas, bathrobes, and housewares.

If you have questions, call us at 937.222.3778!

 We appreciate your generous spirit and gifts of clothing to help local job seekers.

If you are unable to drop off clothing at our main location, Clothes that Work has satellite locations.

Please click on the sites on the map to find your nearest drop-off location.

VOlunteer your time

Clothes That Work has helped over 30,000 clients since opening their doors in 1998 and we couldn’t do what we do without the dedication and support of our volunteers.

Interested in becoming a volunteer for Clothes That Work? See available positions below with their descriptions and contact us today!

Client Coach: 

Do you love building someone’s confidence? Assist our clients with interview or work attire selection and provide guidance and coaching on interview soft skills to set them up for success. Generally Monday – Friday 10 am – 2 pm, some 2nd Saturdays 9 am – noon. 3 – 4 hour shifts.

Workshop Facilitator: 

Do you enjoy teaching others how to have confidence? One way to help area job seekers and the up and coming workforce is by facilitating our fun, yet informative classes and workshops. Combine your professional experience with our research-based curriculum to engage participants in group discussions and hands-on activities. All training and materials are provided. Generally Monday – Friday 8 am – 5 pm with occasional weekends.

Inventory Management: 

Help where it all begins! Greet and assist clothing donors, expediting clothing from vehicles. Some lifting may be required. Sort and select items that represent the best quality for clients and customers. Generally Monday – Friday 10 am – 2 pm, 2nd Saturdays 9 – noon. 4 -5 hour shifts.

Boutique: 

Have a hidden penchant for fashion? Assist customers with selections; close the sale and package items. Replenish stock and freshen displays. Generally Monday – Friday 10 am – 2 pm,  2nd Saturdays 9 am – noon. 3 – 4 hour shifts. Some evenings for parties 5 pm – 7 pm.

Special Events:

Like to plan , organize and participate in a team? Work with special event committees to plan, develop and implement activities that will further the mission of Clothes That Work.

Plan your own donation drive

Clothes That Work is able to serve hundreds of local job seekers each year thanks to the generous donations of clothing we receive from people throughout the Dayton region.  Running a clothing drive is an easy way to show your community support and foster a feeling of positive teamwork in your workplace or organization.  Just follow these simple steps to get things up and running today!

1. Call our office at 937.222.3778.  Let us  know that you are interested in running a drive and which dates you would like the drive to run.

2. Secure the tools you need to run a successful clothing drive.  The team at Clothes That Work will provide you with materials and literature to assist your efforts, which may include:

               – Logos and Graphics

               – Fact sheets about Clothes That Work

               – Donation barrels and/or clothing racks

               – Donation guides

               – Donation receipts

3. Create a dedicated donation zone to collect items.  We recommend this be in a high-traffic area to serve as a visible reminder that the clothing drive will be running and/or is in process.

4. Promote your clothing drive!  Let your friends, colleagues, and/or coworkers know about Clothes That Work, the services we provide, and when they should bring in their new and/or gently used interview appropriate clothing.

5. Run the drive!  Be certain to share photos of items collected with your teammates and on social media.

6. When the drive completes, share the results with your organization.  Our team will be happy to assist you with any verbiage you may need to let your donors know the value of the donations they have provided.

7. Deliver items to Clothes That Work during normal business hours.  You do not need to wait until the end of your drive to deliver items.  If you

8. Deliver any extra materials (barrels, donation guides, etc.) to Clothes That Work after your campaign has ended.

9. Clothes That Work will promote your goodwill and activities to more than 2,000 regular visitors to their website and social media presence!

10. Plan for future drives!  We are always in need of quality items for our local job seekers!

Bring your professional experience and Empower and Educate Individuals for Job Readiness. 

Change someone’s life by leading them to personal growth and employment success through the Workforce Development Initiative Program. Leading a successful workshop can have a profound impact on participants creating a new life that could lead to generations of change. You can be part of it.

Join our team of professional workshop facilitators!

We are always looking for passionate individuals to facilitate workshops for our education program.

Combine your professional experience with our research-based curriculum to engage participants in group discussions and fun hands-on activities. All training and materials are provided and usually can be completed in a couple short training sessions.

Currently, because of Covid-19, our workshops are being held via interactive virtual sessions. If you would like more information on how you can get involved and volunteer with our education program, please contact our Director of Education and Outreach at 937.222.3778 or education@clothesthatwork.org

C.E.O. Society

The C.E.O. Society (Clothing, Education, and Opportunity) is a group of exceptional donors to Clothes That Work who give at least $1,000 annually to the organization and provide the stability we can depend on to invest in our growth. These donors understand the importance of a healthy workforce in our community and the positive impact we have on our community’s economy by equipping job seekers and newly employed workers with professional clothing and personalized, confidence building image coaching.

With your C.E.O. Society membership, we can…

  • Make a stronger impact on workforce development by providing more clothing to more job seekers and newly employed clients.
  • Create more educational workshops and training sessions.
  • Become more financially self-sufficient through increased services offered to our referral business and community partners.
  • Continue to create opportunity and inspire confidence for job seekers in the Miami Valley.

Benefits of C.E.O. Society membership include:

  • 2 Tickets with preferred seating and special recognition at our annual Fashioning Futures Luncheon
  • Special invitation to C.E.O. Society appreciation events
  • Special recognition as a C.E.O. Society member at www.ClothesThatWork.org and in promotional materials
  • Special invitations to Clothes That Work events
  • Exclusive invitations to special events throughout the community
  • Preferred notification previews of Clothes That Work’s activities and accomplishments
  • Personal tour of Clothes That Work and meeting with the Executive Director

We greatly appreciate the members of the C.E.O. Society who have demonstrated their commitment to Clothes That Work through their generous financial support. To learn more about the C.E.O. Society or how you can join, please contact our office at 937.222.3778 or send an email to events@clothesthatwork.org.

Click Here to Join the C.E.O. Society Today!

 

V.I.P. Circle

The V.I.P (Vision, Inspiration, Purpose) Circle was created to recognize and encourage generous donors who give $500 – $999 annually to Clothes That Work.  These gifts help to strengthen our mission-based programs that allow us to provide professional clothing, personalized client coaching, and interactive training workshops to our clients and the community at large.

Members of the V.I.P. Circle receive the following benefits:

  • Special recognition as a member at www.ClothesThatWork.org and in promotional materials (unless otherwise desired)
  • Special invitation to V.I.P. Circle appreciation events
  • Special invitations to Clothes That Work events
  • Preferred notification previews of Clothes That Work’s activities and accomplishments

For more information on the V.I.P. Circle, please contact our office at 937.222.3778 or send an email to events@clothesthatwork.org.

Plan A Shopping Party!

Host a private Shopping Party for your friends, organization or club.  Spend time together socializing & shopping some of our great retail labels and supporting our mission of providing interview appropriate clothing for under-resourced clients.

UPDATE: due to COVID19 we are not currently able to have shopping parties.

For questions contact Suzy Harris, Director of Operations at 937.222.3778 x170.

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