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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, kitchen utensils to serve their family dinner, hygiene products, etc.– this is where you come in!

Due to the abundant generosity of our community, we are over capacity right now and have to temporarily pause all donations to both the Clothing Collaborative & Refugee Resource Center. During the next few weeks we will reorganize, remodel, clean, and be ready to accept your donations again by August 29th!

Please note, donations of personal hygiene products/toiletries are still being accepted & are still needed [9:00am-1:00pm Mon-Wed, by appointment only]. Please bring these donations to the front entrance of the building& someone will assist you. Please do not leave any donations outside the building — the items become unusable and we incur cost to dispose of them.

Please check back in with us after August 22nd and we can schedule your clothing donation appointment for September. Thank you for your patience, understanding, and your generosity.

Clothing Collaborative

The Clothing Collaborative, located on the Lower Level of 645 Elmwood Avenue in Providence, RI provides free work and professional attire for a myriad of occupations for low-income individuals who are completing job training, education programs, or seeking employment. Seasonal clothing for men, women and children as well as other such necessities is also 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 five locations participating in the Clothing Collaborative Network, including East Providence, Providence, Warwick, Westerly, and Woonsocket.

Make your donation appointment: or 401-784-8663

The Refugee Resource Center

When refugee families resettle in Rhode Island, they often need basic necessities for setting up their new homes as well as clothing and outerwear. We assist them by supplying their new living spaces with items they need to get started. Please consider donations of clean, new, or gently used seasonally-appropriate clothing for adults, teens, and children, footwear for adults, teens, and children, personal hygiene items, bed & bath linens, dinnerware, and cookware, household cleaning products, laundry detergent, etc.

Make your donation appointment: or 401-784-8663

Donation Form

Please bring your completed Donation Form when you bring your donation.


Items We Are Unable To Accept

Unfortunately, due to space and safety issues we are unable to accept the following items. Consider checking with other agencies like Big Brothers/Big Sisters or Salvation Army.

  • Electrical appliances of any size
  • TVs
  • Food, including baby formula

Host a Drive

Would your place of work or your organization like to host a clothing drive? Please inquire.

Donate through Amazon

You can also donate by purchasing items through our Amazon Wish List!

More Information

All donations are tax-deductible. You will be provided a receipt upon drop off. 

Federal Tax ID number: 05-258886 | Address 645 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907

Thank you in advance for your donations

Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island strives to create a welcoming environment for all, working to empower the most vulnerable among us for the past 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.