1 in 4 New York City women is living in poverty. For those who are working, they can expect to make 80 cents on the dollar compared to their male counterparts – a figure that drops to 63 cents and 54 cents respectively for the 85% of our clients who are African American or Hispanic. Your financial donation today will be put to immediate use to run our program to support low-income New York women as they get back to work and become self-sufficient.
Bottomless Closet gladly accepts new and gently worn women’s professional clothing. Please scroll down for a list of the items that are of the greatest need right now before making your donation. Thank you!
Here’s what we accept:
Business Suits and Suit Separates
Blouses, Tops, and Sweaters
Dresses and Skirts
Jackets and Coats
Accessories including Scarves and Belts
Unopened Undergarments, Hosiery and Shapewear
Unopened / Unused Cosmetics, Toiletries, and Personal Care Products
Here’s what we *really* need right now:
All Items in sizes 00, 0, and 2; 12 & up
Coats for the Upcoming Winter Season
Handbags (preferably large enough to fit a resume / portfolio)
Cardigans (in all sizes)
Jackets & Blazers (in sizes 12 & up)
Pants (in sizes 12 & up)
Shoes (in sizes 10 & up; all half-sizes are especially needed)
Here’s what we cannot accept:
We sincerely appreciate the generosity of our clothing donors, but please note that we CANNOT ACCEPT the following:
Used / worn undergarments
Sneakers and other casual footwear
Here’s how to get it to us:
Bottomless Closet is located at 16 East 52nd Street, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10022. We are open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and select evenings*. Please call 212-563-2499 for more information.
Due to increased demands and holiday traffic in the neighborhood, we cannot accommodate curbside pickups downstairs at this time.
For the latest information about clothing donations, including the items that we are currently in the greatest need of, please call 212-563-2499 ext. 17.
*Bottomless Closet can accommodate donation drop-offs until 7:30 p.m. on select evenings when workshops are taking place. Click here to view the current workshop schedule.
Donations can be mailed to Bottomless Closet at the address above via UPS, FedEx, USPS, etc. or sent via messenger service. When mailing donations, please include your contact information including your mailing address on / inside the box so we can mail you a donation receipt and properly thank you! All clothing & accessories donations are tax-deductible. Every donor will receive a thank you letter that includes information for tax purposes.
Interested in organizing a donation drive for Bottomless Closet? Please email us before planning your drive, so we can help provide you with tips and resources (marketing materials, brochures, etc.) to ensure your drive is a success. You can also click here to download our clothing drive kit, which contains everything you need to know about planning and executing a clothing or accessories drive for Bottomless Closet. The kit contains helpful tips on how to get started, sample communications, a sample flyer, and more!
Additional Ways to Give
Amazon Smile: Bottomless Closet participates in Amazon Smile. When you shop on Amazon Smile and select Bottomless Closet as your charity of choice, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products back to us. It’s a great way to support us with your every day shopping!
Our Amazon Wish Lists: Bottomless Closet also has Amazon Wish Lists full of items that we are in need of for our boutique and offices. Simply add the items you’d like to purchase for us off of our Wish Lists, and Amazon will ship the items directly to us!