Where Can I Donate Business Suits I Don't Need?

Give Your Unwanted Workplace Attire to Those in Need

Man hanging up business suits
Blend Images-ErikIsakson/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images

Question: Where Can I Donate Business Suits I Don't Need Anymore?

You've decided to revamp your wardrobe and found that you have some business suits and other work clothes you no longer need. Don't throw them out. If they are in good condition, you can donate both men's and women's work attire to organizations that distribute them to job searchers who are in financial need. Many of those charities also provide other services including job search assistance.

In addition to clothing donations, they also appreciate monetary contributions.

Answer: The following organizations accept donations of business suits and other professional attire.

  • Dress for Success: This national organization distributes women's business suits and other professional clothing to women around the country. Each client receives a suit, shoes, and accessories to wear on job interviews. Those who get hired receive work outfits. You can bring unwanted interview-appropriate suits, separates, shoes, accessories, unused undergarments, and unopened cosmetics to a local Dress for Success affiliate. Some also accept coats. See the Dress for Success Website for locations and additional information.
  • Career Gear: This organization, which distributes interview and work-appropriate clothing to men, is based in New York City and has affiliates in Houston; Baltimore; Washington, D.C.; Miami; and Jersey City, New Jersey. You can bring your men's workplace attire to the New York City office on specified dates, or ship your donation there. You may also donate to a local affiliate. Please visit the Career Gear Website for further information.
  • Alliance of Career Development Nonprofits (ACDN): The ACDN is a network of nonprofit organizations around the United States that provide career development services to women, men, and teens. Many distribute workplace attire to their clients. Search for a member organization by state and contact it directly to find out what items it will accept and how to send your donation.