What can I donate?
We urgently need your fall and winter donations, especially menswear! While we can accept all types of donations any time of year, we especially need the following types of clothes for our guests: sweaters, fall and winter coats/jackets, winter accessories such as thick socks, hats, gloves, and scarves, long sleeve t-shirts, sweatshirts, sweat pants, boots and sturdy shoes. Clothes made of: wool, fleece, merino, leather, corduroy, cashmere, denim and faux fur are great for this time of year.
Clothing donations are accepted at the Philadelphia and Upper Darby stores Monday – Saturday from 11am-6pm.
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 partner agency, Wings For Success on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 11 AM – 5 PM or the first Saturday of every month from 9 AM – 12 PM:
Wings For Success in Exton – Google directions
Exton Square Mall
260 Exton Square Pkwy
Exton, PA 19341
Wings for Success in Kennett Square – Google directions
345 Scarlet Rd
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.
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.
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:
Partnership with Helpsy & Home Pick-Ups
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.
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Address: 413 North 4th Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Phone: 215-568-6693 x19
Services: PA WORKWEAR, Open Access (Sliding Scale Program), Referral Agencies, Educational Workshops
Store & Donation Hours: Monday-Saturday 11am-6pm
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.