The Wardrobe where everyone – and everything – deserves a second chance.
The Wardrobe (formerly Career Wardrobe) is a nonprofit social enterprise that uses clothing to inspire change. We are open to all and our goal is to eliminate clothing insecurity by outfitting people for life or work. Clothing combined with personalized support helps 5,000 people a year look and feel their best to move forward in their lives.
Whether someone needs a suit for an interview, an outfit that supports their transition to independence or adulthood, or affirm their gender identity, The Wardrobe is open to them and here to help. With locations in Philadelphia, Delaware, and Bucks Counties, your donations support our community.
The Wardrobe open to everyone and everywhere
The organization opened in 1995 to outfit low-income women with professional suits for job interviews. Twenty-five years later our concepts of work, and even gender, have changed. The Wardrobe today is open to people of all gender identities with the clothing they need to move forward in their lives.
Although our Wardrobes are physically in the Philadelphia region, anyone can access our support through an online consultation. Consultations are followed up with a personally styled Wardrobe Box filled with clothing to outfit someone for success. It’s Stich Fix without the cost!
Thanks to the generous response to our outFIT For Work campaign, anyone who has lost their job due to the COVID19 pandemic is invited make an appointment for the clothing they need to get back to work without a referral.
The Wardrobe outfits people with more than clothing
After coming to The Wardrobe, 98% of our participants leave with
increased confidence and ability to present a professional image which leads to 91% remaining engaged in their job search, and a
68% employment rate within 6 months. Although 90% of our participants come to us eligible for government assistance programs, 60% transition
off cash assistance once working.
The Wardrobe where your donations and shopping help others shine
The Wardrobe exists because of community support. Whether you are cleaning out your closets, looking to make a charitable donation, or just come shopping for high quality resale fashions… your support is what fills our Wardrobe so that our clients leave with the clothing and confidence necessary to shine!