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!
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.
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.
Please bring your completed Donation Form when you bring your donation.
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.
Would your place of work or your organization like to host a clothing drive? Please inquire.
You can also donate by purchasing items through our Amazon Wish List!
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
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.