Clothing Collaborative

We are moving

Girl at the Clothing Collaborative

Starting July 21st through August 4th the Clothing collaborative will be closed as we will be moving to our new location at 645 Elmwood Avenue. We will still be accepting donations at this time but there will be no client appointments.

We will be reopening Tuesday August 5th. At this time the showroom will have new hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00-2:00

Additionally watch for details on our new donation center which will accept a wider variety of goods to help our refugee clients get settled in their new homes.

Also please welcome our new Clothing Collaborative coordinator Lina Bravo. Contact Lina at 401-784-8663 or at lbravo@diiri.org to schedule an appointment to drop off donations.

The Clothing Collaborative Network provides work appropriate clothing at no cost to low-income men and women who are completing job training and education programs, and seeking employment. The program meets the need for practical support, more directly and more effectively, by providing high quality professional attire to the clients of participating Rhode Island agencies who meet the income and job search criteria of the program.

The program enables job seekers to experience the interview process more confidently because they are dressed appropriately and better able to make a good first impression. After employment is secured, clients are able to continue to add to their "work wardrobe." As long as individuals remain employed, they are permitted several return visits to receive additional outfits during their first year of employment.

Fall 2013 Wish List:

Clothing

  • Scrubs
  • Plus size men and women's work clothing (business and business casual)
  • Shoes (Men and women)
  • Accessories (Belts, scarves, etc.)

Non-clothing items

  • Grocery Bags/Trash Bags
  • Fabric Refresher ( i.e. Febreeze)
  • Space Saver Bags
  • Hanging Closet Organizers
  • Wrinkle Release Spray

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