Donate & Give

Since Dress for Success Columbus opened it’s doors in 2007, we have been a part of thousands of women’s journeys to empowerment and self-sufficiency. Our work is fueled by the power of our community and we are grateful for each donor who has donated a pair of shoes, a suit or financially. You are the power that fuels change, creates opportunity and helps move women forward. 

Click here for more information regarding apparel donations or here to make a financial contribution.

Apparel Donations

Apparel Donations are accepted Monday and Friday from 10 AM until 4 PM. Please park in on of our labeled parking spots and call the number listed on the sign to be directed to our donations warehouse. We graciously ask that you bring your gently-worn, clean, in-season apparel, shoes, handbags and accessories ready for an interview or the workplace. We also accept new cosmetics, personal care items, hosiery and undergarments. We kindly request that items being donated are no more than 5 years old and show little to no wear. Please DO NOT leave bags unattended at the front or back door. Due to hygienic reasons, unattended donations will be discarded.

At this time, Dress for Success Columbus does not accept donations of men’s clothing and are unable to provide pick-up services for donations.

Donations are accepted at our warehouse in the Short North neighborhood of Columbus. Our address for your GPS is:

1204 North High Street

Columbus, OH 43201

Upon arrival, please pull into the parking lot at the rear of the agency, accessible off of 5th Avenue. You will see 3 parking spots labeled “Dress for Success Columbus”. Please remain in your car and call the phone number listed on the sign. A volunteer will assist by directing you to our warehouse to unload your donations. We are required to track all donations and will ask donors to enter their name, email address, and mailing address onto an IPad. Donor tax receipts are sent via email at the time of contribution.

Donations are also accepted at these community partners during their business hours:

We request that donations that are new or gently worn, clean, and free from odors, stains, and defects in all women’s sizes. We ask that ALL apparel is in-season and no more than five (5) years old. Undergarments MUST be new in the package and/or with tags. Personal care items, make-up, and beauty products MUST be unopened and not expired. Please bring donations on hangers or fragrance-free bags, boxes, bins, or totes.

Donation requests are also provided on our Amazon Wish List – featuring items that are required to be new with tags or more specialized items – mailed right to us! Click here for the full list!

Accepted Donations

Please visit the IRS website for guidelines on valuing your contribution. Dress for Success Columbus does not provide a value of donated goods to donors and recommends donors use the IRS guidelines to determine donation value.

Financial Contributions

Financial contributions can be made anytime! Since opening our doors in 2007, we are humbled to have supported thousands of women in Central Ohio who are now realizing economic independence through our transformational, free-of-charge workforce readiness and professional development programs. Through your generosity, we are honored to provide the support women in our community need! Thank you for joining us as we empower together! 

Privacy Policy

Dress for Success Columbus respects the privacy of its donors. We deeply value the contributions that our donors make to sustain the mission of Dress for Success Columbus.

Dress for Success Columbus collects and uses personal information such as: name, address, phone number, and email address when a donor voluntarily provides it to us. In addition, Dress for Success Columbus keeps a record of each donor’s giving history. This information is kept on file for IRS purposes and is also used by the Executive Director and Development Committee to analyze overall giving patterns in order to make more accurate budget projections.

To protect the privacy of our donors, we maintain the following policies:

  • We do not trade our donor lists with other organizations.
  • We do not sell our donor lists to other organizations.
  • We will contact donors prior to listing their names in our publications to solicit their consent and their preferred listing (when applicable).
  • We offer donors the option to be recognized anonymously.
  • Donors may request that they not be solicited in the future.
  • Donors may request not to receive mailings, such as our newsletter.