HOW YOU CAN HELP
Since our founding in 1999, Dress for Success Cincinnati has helped over 13,000 women make the transition to self-sufficiency by helping them become and stay employed and addressing their social and economic needs in relation to work, home and community—building a legacy of employed, self-sufficient women for our community and our region. Dress for Success Cincinnati clients are referred by nearly 90 partner agencies throughout the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region. Clients are suited in the Simply Suited program, mentored in the Career Center and Going Places Network and supported by the Professional Women’s Group. All services and clothing are provided at no charge to our clients.
- Donating new or gently used clothes and accessories
- Volunteering in the boutique
- Hosting a shopping party
- Shopping guilt-free at Portaluca
- Telling your friends!
- Organizing a clothing drive at your office or community center
- Organizing a matching gift program at your place of employment
- Organizing a fundraising event
DONATE TO DRESS FOR SUCCESS CINCINNATI
WE ACCEPT WOMEN’S CLOTHING INCLUDING:
- Designer Denim
- Evening Wear
ITEMS THAT WE CANNOT ACCEPT:
- Work Denim
- Used Undergarments
- Used hosiery
- Used cosmetics
- Men’s Clothing
We strive to make the donation process convenient and easily accessible. Our downtown Donation Receiving Center is open every Thursday and first Saturday of the month. Simply park in front of the entry door and you will be greeted by a staff member or volunteer to help you. A tax donation card will be given at the time of the donation for your records.
Where to Donate Clothing to Dress for Success Cincinnati:
We have several donation locations for your convenience including our new downtown Donation Receiving Center and community partner drop-off locations at Tide Dry Cleaners in Mason and Anderson.
Dress for Success Cincinnati/Portaluca
Donation Receiving Center
208 McFarland Drive
Downtown Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
First Saturday: 10a-2p
Portaluca College Hill
5838 Hamilton Ave
Cincinnati, Ohio 45224
Tide Dry Cleaner Donation Drop off
8100 Mason Montgomery Rd
Mason, Ohio 45020
8040 Beechmont Ave
Cincinnati, Ohio 45255
We need your time, enthusiasm and expertise! Dress for Success Cincinnati is a volunteer-driven organization and depends on the support of the community to deliver our programs and services to women entering the workforce. Without volunteers, we simply would not be able to fulfill our mission.
Below are some examples of ways that volunteers can assist Dress for Success Cincinnati. Please note that our need for volunteers varies and at times the need for some volunteer activities may be more urgent than other activities.
- Personal Shopper
- Portaluca Volunteer
- Donation Sorting
- Program Speaker or Mentor
- Administrative Work
- Marketing Support
HOST A PORTALUCA SHOPPING PARTY
Shopping is fun and it’s better with girlfriends! Gather 15-30 of your co-workers, friends and family to learn about Dress for Success Cincinnati and shop in Portaluca. You can bring refreshments and make it your own party! All proceeds support Dress for Success Cincinnati.
Portaluca Shopping Party Details:
Where: On-site at the downtown or College Hill Portaluca boutiques. Parties can also be scheduled off-site at your location.
When: Parties are scheduled upon request during business or after work hours.
Refreshments: All refreshments are supplied by the group. Feel free to bring light refreshments to make it a party.