Clothing Donations

Clothing Drop-Offs

All donations are received at our offices at 15 Penn Plaza, B Level, Suite 40, NY NY 10001. Please use elevator 1 to level B.

Clothing donations can be sent via UPS, Fed Ex, USPS or messenger or dropped off Monday-Thursday, 9:00am – 5:30pm as well as select evenings.

Curbside pick-ups can only be accommodated between 11:30am – 3:30pm. Please call prior to your visit so we can be sure to be available. In addition if evenings are more convenient for you Bottomless Closet is open for drop offs until 7:30PM on workshop evenings. View the current workshop schedule.

Every donor will receive a thank you letter that includes information for tax purposes.

Making the Donation

Bottomless Closet has very limited resources, therefore we rely on individuals and corporations to be responsible for delivering any donations (individual donations or clothing drive donations) to our offices. See above for drop-off hours.

  • Donations can be received in bags, boxes or on hangers.
  • Please note we are typically unable to accommodate boxes bigger than 3′ x 3′ x 3′.

Clothing Drives

Clothing & Accessories Drives are a fun way for groups to support Bottomless Closet and the women we serve. Whether among the employees of a large corporation or the members of community organization, clothing drives are a simple but effective way to attract the support of many individuals and support a worthwhile cause by recycling and donating business clothing.

Planning Your Drive

 Below are some suggestions that will help you to plan your clothing drive with Bottomless Closet.

  • Contact Bottomless Closet to schedule a date for your drive. Our space is very limited and we want to ensure that we can accommodate your donations and treat your contributions with the care they deserve.
  • Develop a flier: We will provide electronic versions of our logo as well as information on our mission and guidelines for donations.  Each group can customize marketing materials with the dates and location of your drive.
  • Schedule a kickoff:  A Bottomless Closet staff member would be happy to come and speak to your group to generate some excitement.
  • Consider an Accessories drive. Some of the suggested donation items listed may be easier for people to transport, and are especially useful to us. Accessories make a big difference in completing a professional image for our clients.
  • All clothing & accessories donations are tax deductible, forms can be provided for individuals.

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Needed Items

To ensure that the contributions are meaningful to our clients, we ask that all donations fit the following guidelines:

  • Business Suits
  • Blouses
  • Jackets and Coats
  • Sweaters
  • Pants
  • Skirts
  • Handbags
  • Shoes
  • Jewelry
  • Other Accessories including Scarves, Belts, Unopened Hosiery and unused Cosmetics

Plus sizes (14 and up) are in demand and particularly appreciated.

We are unable to accept:

  • Undergarments
  • Exercise clothing
  • Jeans
  • T-Shirts
  • Sneakers
  • Evening Wear
  • Used/Opened Cosmetics