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What We Provide

Sometimes, it’s the smallest comforts that have the greatest impact. Many of the people we serve often have limited access to everyday necessities and resources, including appropriate attire to wear to a job interview, a warm sweater on a cold day, seasonal attire for a myriad of occupations, hygiene products, or household items– this is where you come in!

Clothing Collaborative

The Clothing Collaborative provides free work and professional attire for wide variety of jobs for low-income individuals who are completing job training, education programs, and/or seeking employment. Seasonal work appropriate clothing, shoes and personal hygiene products for men and women are readily available.

We work with the clients of participating Rhode Island agencies who meet the income and job search criteria of the program. There are currently four locations participating in the Clothing Collaborative Network, including East Providence, Providence, Westerly, and Woonsocket.

Resettlement Assistance

When refugee families arrive in Rhode Island, they are most often in need all of the basic necessities to get settled and begin anew. That's where we come in. We provide everything needed to start over, including items for the home and clothing for the family. Refugee families need clean, new, or gently used seasonally-appropriate clothing for adults, teens, and children, new footwear for adults, teens, and children, as well as basic needs. 

    How You Can Help

    Refugee Restart Kits

    We've made it easy for you to help our newly arriving refugee families with Restart Kits! Simply choose which type of kit you and/or your colleagues would like to donate! 

    Donate a Restart Kit!

    Host a Donation Drive

    Would your place of work or organization like to host a drive? 

    Please reach out more information, and to set up a drive that works for you: or 401-784-8707.

    Donations Now Accepted by Appointment Only

    To schedule your appointment, please reach out to: or 401-784-8663.

    What We are Unable to Accept

    Due to limited storage space and safety issues, we are unable to accept the following:

    • Furniture
    • Household goods
    • Electrical appliances of any size
    • TVs
    • Food, including baby formula
    • Out of season clothing

    Please consider the following organizations who may be able to take those donations we are unable to accept:

    Thank you for your interest in supporting Dorcas International and the communities we serve!


    What We Need Right Now

    Fall clothes only please

    New casual shoes & sneakers | all sizes

    New underwear & socks | all sizes

    Men's clothes | sizes XS, S, M

    Work pants: black, beige, blue | sizes 29-38

    Sports pants | all sizes

    Men's t-shirts | sizes XS-L

    Men's jeans | sizes 29-38

    Women's clothes | sizes S-XL

    New pajamas | all sizes

    Clothes for boys | sizes 2-14

    Clothes for girls | sizes 6-14

    Diapers & wet wipes

    Personal hygiene products

    Household cleaning supplies

    Laundry detergent & fabric softener

    Bed linens | twin, full & queen sizes only

    Important Note: Due to limited available storage space, we cannot accept any other type of donation at this time. Please continue to check this page for updated information.

    Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island strives to create a welcoming environment for all, working to empower the most vulnerable among us for more than 100 years. We meet our clients where they are by providing integrated, wraparound programs and services helping those seeking to overcome educational, cultural, economic, and language barriers.