Supporting Dress for Success Cincinnati   

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.

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE BY

  • 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 new and gently used clothing and accessories. Interview and work appropriate items support our suiting program, helping women get a job and be successful in the workplace. Designer, dress and casual items are sold at Portaluca with all proceeds supporting Dress for Success Cincinnati’s services to disadvantaged women. We prefer that items NOT be on hangers, if possible, and ask that clothing be clean and in good repair.

WE ACCEPT WOMEN’S CLOTHING INCLUDING:

  • Blouses
  • Jackets
  • Pants
  • Designer Denim
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Suits
  • Coats
  • Evening Wear
  • Shoes
  • Boots
  • Purses
  • Jewelry
  • Hats
  • Scarves

ITEMS THAT WE CANNOT ACCEPT:

  • Sleepwear
  • T-Shirts
  • Work Denim
  • Lingerie
  • Used Undergarments
  • Used hosiery
  • Used cosmetics
  • Men’s Clothing
How to Donate:
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:

Dress for Success Cincinnati
Donation Receiving Center
208 McFarland Drive
Downtown Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
513-322-1794
Thursdays: 10a-6p
First Saturday of each month: 10a-2p

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Portaluca
209 West 4th Street
Downtown Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
513-322-1782
Tues, Weds, Fri & Sat: 10a-3p

 

For more information or questions, contact Megan Hoelker, Donation Center Coordinator
513-322-1785, mhoelker@dfscincy.org or by filling out the form here.

VOLUNTEER

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.

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Personal Shopper
  • Portaluca Volunteer
  • Donation Sorting
  • Program Speaker or Mentor
  • Administrative Work
  • Marketing Support

For more information on volunteering, please contact Debbie Wesseler, Volunteer Coordinator
513-322-1792, dwesseler@dfscincy.org or by filling out the form here.

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 Portaluca boutique. 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.

For more information on hosting a Portaluca Shopping Party, please contact Misty Morton
513-322-1782, mmorton@dfscincy.org or by filling out the form here.