Apparel Donations

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

Donation requests of items that are required to be new or more specialized items for specific client needs can be found on our Amazon wish list. These items are in demand and mailed directly to us! Click here for the full list!

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.