Donate Clothing to the Clothing Collaborative

Donate to the Clothing Collaborative

The Providence Clothing Collaborative alone receives hundreds of clothing donations each year with an estimated in-kind value in excess of $100,000 per year. Thank you for thinking of the Clothing Collaborative Network for your next clothing donation.

Please do not hesitate to call the Clothing Collaborative network site nearest you if you have any questions regarding making a donation.  Our Providence location at 645 Elmwood Avenue can be reached by calling 401-784-8663 or contact Lina Bravo through email lbravo@diiri.org.  See the list below for other locations around the state.

If you are wondering what we need check out our The Clothing Collaborative Wish List below for our most sought after items.

Hours of Donation 9am to 1pm Monday through Friday

The Clothing Collaborative / Refugee Resource Center is open from 9am to 1pm Monday through Friday. We accept walk-in donation during this time. Donation are accepted at 645 Elmwood Avenue only. If you have a large donation or need to drop off your donation outside of our normal hours, please contact Lina Bravo at 401-784- 8663 or email her at lbravo@diiri.org

Donation Verification Form

Lina accepting clothing donation

In order to obtain verification of your contribution for tax purposes:

  • Download donation form [PDF, 29KB]. This is a .pdf file, requiring Acrobat Reader. Print form.
  • Complete form and submit with clothing donations.
  • This also expedites processing your tax verification letter.

Clothing We Can Accept

Donations must be clean, ready-to-wear, in-season, and on hangers. Accessories and sweaters in bags or boxes are fine.

  • Men’s Suits
  • Men’s Big and Tall Clothing (sizes 40 to 56)
  • Men’s Work Clothing and Boots
  • Women’s Plus Size Clothing (sizes 18 to 24)
  • Unopened Hosiery and Undergarments
  • Scrubs
  • Formal Dresses
  • Large shoe sizes (9 and up)

  • Men's and women's suits
  • Skirts (no mini skirts)
  • Dresses
  • Men's and Women's slacks/dress pants
  • Blouses
  • Men's dress shirts
  • Unopened/unused hosiery and socks
  • Dress shoes (pumps, flats, appropriate boots, men's leather lace-ups)
  • Ties
  • Purses, briefcases
  • Jewelry
  • Scarves
  • Business Casual
  • Sport coats
  • Casual suits
  • Khakis and similar pants
  • Sweaters (men's and women's)
  • Basic skirts, blouses, or dresses
  • Turtlenecks
  • Men's pullover shirts
  • Golf or polo shirts with short collar and embroidery (no company logo)
  • Open-toed shoes, loafers
  • Coats and jackets
  • Plus-size Women's Clothing
  • Medical scrubs
  • Lab coats
  • White tennis shoes
  • Work boots
  • Toiletries (unused, unopened undergarments and nylons, travel or full size)
  • Any clothing that isn't ready to wear to work
  • Stained or dirty clothing
  • Frayed, torn, or worn clothing
  • Out-of-date clothing
  • Mini skirts (3" or more above the knee)
  • Evening wear, formal wear, party clothes, street casual clothes
  • Weekend wear
  • Sheer, transparent, or glittered blouses, shirts, and sweaters
  • Out-of-season clothing (we have limited storage capacity)
  • Jeans and Denim clothing
  • Sweatpants, sweat suits, running or jogging suits
  • T-shirts
  • Low-cut blouses and shirts
  • Shorts
  • Stretch pants
  • Sandals, flip flops, beach shoes, slippers, golf shoes
  • Pajamas
  • House wares, bedding, any non-clothing item

Donate to the Clothing Collaborative at locations statewide


The Clothing Collaborative
645 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, RI 02907
(401) 784-8663
Hours: Monday - Friday 9am - 2pm 
Contact: Lina Bravo
Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island (South Campus)

The Career Closet
55 Turner Avenue
East Providence, RI 02914
(401) 228-6605
Hours: Monday - Friday 9am - 3pm
Contact: Kim Wetherald
East Bay Community Action Program

Success Wear
727 Front Street, Suite 112
Woonsocket, RI 02895
(401) 766-3384
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9am - 1pm
Contact: Kat Norville
Connecting for Children & Families

Attire for Hire
56 Spruce Street
Westerly, RI 02891
(401) 596-9276
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30am - 2:00 - By appointment only
Contact: Joy Cordio
Westerly Area Rest Meals(WARM) Shelter

Working Wardrobe
212 Buttonwood Avenue
Warwick, RI 02886
(401) 732-6334
Hours: Monday - Thursday, 10am - 2pm
Contact: Tanisha Simpson
West Bay Community Action