We have resumed apparel and accessory donation acceptance on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 10 AM until 4 PM and are thrilled to introduce curbside donations!
We respectfully request that you store items in the trunk of your car, park the marked spots behind our building, and call or text us upon arrival! To keep everyone safe, 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, undergarments.
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!
Our services are free of charge to every woman we serve. Always. But what are the hard costs we incur to supply these resources? Learn how your contribution empowers women in need here:
Suiting Boutique Donations are greatly appreciated. A listing of our requests is available here (pdf link) including professional interview suiting, business-casual, medical uniform/scrubs and blue-collar work wear, footwear and accessories. Email our Suiting Inventory Team at email@example.com or Rhea Opiniano at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding what is accepted.
Contributions are accepted at our agency, located at 1204 N. High St. Columbus, OH 43201 (directions here), Monday through Friday between the hours of 10 AM and 4 PM. (Please see below for boutique partners who can accept donations during evening and Saturday hours.) Access our Donations Acceptance entrance at the rear of the building and ring the doorbell for assistance.
Tax receipt provided at time of contribution via email.
If you are unable to make a donation during our donation hours, we work with two local businesses which act as drop-off locations.
Donations also accepted at these community partners during their business hours:
Donations should be clean (with the exception of undergarments and personal care items which MUST be new) and hangers are not necessary for clothing donations. In the interest of the women we serve, we are unable to accept items in trash bags or items left unattended at either the front or back door due to hygienic reasons; tax receipts cannot be provided for these donations left unattended outside. Thank you for understanding and cooperation.
We have a critical need for plus-size (18 and up) professional apparel – but need and appreciate items of ALL sizes.
Interested in hosting a drive? Contact Rhea Opiniano at email@example.com to learn more!
Guidelines for Valuing 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.
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 CEO 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.