How to Donate
Clothes & Toiletries

We are now accepting donations for spring/summer with an urgent need for plus size womenswear and menswear in xs-small & XL+ sizes. Please donate clothes, accessories, and shoes for all genders and all styles. Examples include: Shorts, sandals, tees, light jackets, tennis shoes, dresses, summer hats, polo shirts, and clothing made from linen, cotton, and silk.

Clothing donations are accepted at the Philadelphia and Upper Darby stores Monday – Saturday from 11am-6pm.

NEW: Donations are also NOW being accepted at The Wardrobe in Exton and Kennett Square as part of our merger with Wings for Success! Please donate Mon-Sat from 11am-6pm. More details below.

Please review our guidelines before donating. 

What can I donate?

The Wardrobe needs more than professional clothing to help outfit people for work and everyday life.  We accept donations of clothing, accessories, and footwear for all genders to make them look and feel great. Because we are also a resale store, we accept anything you have to donate whether it be comfy, casual, professional, or dressy attire.

We ask that items be new or gently used as well as FRESHLY washed and packaged in some way (i.e. bags, boxes). Makeup or other personal care items (skincare, toiletries, undergarments) are accepted, but must be new and unused.

Are you a retailer with overstock or end of season items? We’d love to take clothing, accessories, or personal care items off your hands. Contact us to discuss your donation.

Where can I donate?

The Wardrobe Upper Darby Google Directions
62 W. Marshall Road, Lansdowne, PA 19050

The Wardrobe Philadelphia Google Directions
413 N. 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123

You can also donate to our newest locations in Exton and Kennett Square (formerly Wings For Success, now an education & coaching program of The Wardrobe) Monday – Saturday from 11 AM – 6 PM

Wings For Success in Exton – Google directions
Exton Square Mall*
153 Exton Square Pkwy
Exton, PA 19341

*The Wardrobe is the third storefront on the right hand side when walking out of Boscov’s into the main mall on the 2nd floor

Wings for Success in Kennett Square – Google directions
345 Scarlet Rd
Suite 11
Kennett Square, PA 19348

Can’t get to us during our donation hours?  Fill a box and ship your donations to The Wardrobe, 444 N. 3rd St. Suite 105, Philadelphia, PA 19123.

  • Larger Donations: Please make an appointment for a time to drop off your donations in Philadelphia or Upper Darby
  • Helpsy Home Pick-Ups: Cleaning out a loved one’s closet? Moving across the country? Getting rid of your former fashion after a life change? New Free Pickups in Bucks, Chester, and Montgomery Counties Benefit The Wardrobe benefiting The Wardrobe.

Please note that if you are moving or have an estate that you need to donate, The Wardrobe is likely not the best fit for your donation. Large donations that are clustered around 1-2 sizes are hard for us to use and will likely be donated to other organizations.

  • Corporate Drives, Community Events or Retail Donations: Large drives or retail donations that bring in a range of sizes, styles, and clothing for all genders are perfect for filling our Wardrobe.

If you want to host a large donation drive for The Wardrobe, we’d love to partner with you, but need to know a bit more about what you are planning.

Download our Guide to Running a Clothing Drive

Fill out a Clothing Drive Interest Form and we will get back to you to chat!


What do you NOT accept?

We do not accept the following:

  • Clothing/toys/products for babies and children
  • Household items such as kitchenware, lamps, decor
  • Furniture
  • Books

Partnership with Helpsy & Home Pick-Ups

The Wardrobe is partnered with Helpsy, a for-profit B Corp with an environmental mission to radically change the way people think about clothing recycling.

Helpsy helps us upcycle the clothing that we cannot use (items with holes or stains or items that are out of season).  Through our partnership with Helpsy, we upcycle about 200,000+ pounds of clothing each year! All upcycled clothing we provide to Helpsy goes directly toward funding our mission of eliminating clothing insecurity and fashion waste.

Want to support us but can’t donate on-site? Helpsy Home Pick-Ups are available for residents in Bucks, Chester, and Montgomery Counties. To find out (or schedule!) a Helpsy pick up at your address, please click here.

Helpsy will only accept clothing, other textiles, and shoes. Income generated with Helpsy home pick-ups means less sorting for our team, and more serving the 5,000 people this year who need clothing to achieve their goals.

Full list of acceptable items to donate through Helpsy Home Pick-Ups.

Amazon Wishlist

Want to donate a new toiletry item or new undergarment for our guests? Please select an item through our Amazon Wishlist. We guarantee that your donation will make someone’s day!

New! The Capital One Shopping tool!

Capital One Shopping is a free tool that compares prices and discounts among various retailers to save with coupons and better prices when you shop online. You don’t need to be a Capital One customer to join! Learn more and sign up here

Donations to The Career Wardrobe (EIN 23-2900156) are tax deductible as we are a 501c3 charity registered with the IRS. Per IRS guidelines, donors must value their in-kind donations of items like clothing and accessories. Please consult your tax advisor for further instructions.