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!
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.
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.
We also need:
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.
Would your place of work or organization like to host a drive?
You can donate by simply purchasing items on our Amazon Wishlist - More information coming soon!
Due to limited storage space and safety issues, we are unable to accept the following:
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.