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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.

 

Individual Giving

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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
  • Pants
  • Handbags
  • Shoes
  • Jewelry
  • Accessories including Scarves and Belts
  • Unopened Hosiery and Shapewear
  • Unopened / Unused Cosmetics, Toiletries, and Personal Care Products

Here’s what we *really* need right now:

  • All Items in sizes 00 and 0; 8-12 & up
  • Handbags
  • Cardigans (in all sizes)
  • Jackets & Blazers (in sizes 8 & up)
  • Pants (in sizes 8 & up)
  • Shoes (in sizes 7-10 & 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
  • Activewear
  • Jeans
  • T-Shirts
  • Sneakers and other casual footwear
  • Eveningwear
  • Used/opened cosmetics
  • Suitcases
  • Household items

Here’s how to get it to us:

In-Person:

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. as well as select evenings*.

Please note that 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.

By Mail:

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.

Clothing Drives:

Interested in organizing a donation drive for Bottomless Closet? Please click here 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.

Looking to donate men’s items?

There are two groups in NYC providing men in need with professional attire: Career Gear and That Suits You.

Interested in holding a clothing drive for Bottomless Closet?

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!

 

 

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“After I left here, and I could see myself dressed up like that, it gave me the confidence to go in there and kill the interview. They told me right afterward that I got the job.”

– Taieisha