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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!

How You Can Help

Clothing Collaborative

Now located at 125 Ernest Street in Providence, RI, 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 often need basic necessities. We assist them by supplying them with items they need to get settled and begin anew. 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.

What We Need Right Now

  • New or gently used shoes and sneakers | all sizes
  • New underwear and socks | all sizes
  • Men's size clothing | sizes XS, S, M
  • Work pants in black, beige and blue | sizes 29 - 38
  • Sports pants | all sizes
  • Men's sweatshirts | sizes XS, S, M, L

We also need:

  • Personal hygiene products
  • Household cleaning supplies
  • Bed linens | twin and full 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.

Donations Now Accepted by Appointment Only

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

More Ways to Help

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: diiridevelopment@diiri.org or 401-784-8707.

Donate through Amazon

You can donate by simply purchasing items on our Amazon Wishlist - More information coming soon!

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!

 

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.