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!
The Clothing Collaborative, now located at 100 Niantic Avenue in Providence, 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 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.
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!
Would your place of work, school, or organization like to host a donation drive? This is a great way bring people together to help those in need.
Ideas for donation drives include (please click on each idea for more specific information):
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.