Donate Clothing to Poised For Success®

WE HAVE A SERIOUS NEED FOR THE FOLLOWING CLOTHING SIZES 0, 2, 14, 22+

REACH OUT TO YOUR GIRLFRIENDS, CO-WORKERS, ETC.

We Accept Clothing Donations on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10AM - 1PM

DROP-OFF LOCATION
POISED FOR SUCCESS
312 S. Westmore/Meyers Rd. (~1.5 north of Roosevelt, on the west side of the street)
Lombard, IL 60148
630-691-1455

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY!

Per our stated policy on the condition of donated items, Poised For Success will only be accepting clothing that is clean, on hangers, and ready-to-wear for our clients. Effective Saturday, July 9, 2016, bags of clothing will no longer be accepted.
 
Items off the hanger that will be accepted include: footwear, handbags/totes, accessories, and any new intimate apparel items.
 
We thank you for your cooperation, understanding and continued support of our mission and for making a difference in the lives of the women we serve.

2017 Donation Drop-off Dates

  •    January 14 - Winter clothing only

  •    February 11 - Winter clothing only  

  •    March 11 - All seasons clothing

  •    April 8 - Summer clothing only

  •    May 13 - Summer clothing only

  •    June 10 - Summer clothing only

  •   July 8 - Summer clothing only

  •   August 12 - All seasons clothing

  •   September 9 - Winter clothing only

  •   October 14 - Winter clothing only

  •   November 11 - Winter clothing only

  •   December 9 - Winter clothing only

THE FOLLOWING ARE IMMEDIATE NEEDS

  • WHITE BLOUSES & SOLID SHELLS

  • PLUS-SIZE PANTSUITS

  • BRAS, PANTIES, BODY-SHAPERS

  • DEPARTMENT STORE STYLE SHOPPING BAGS

When preparing your clothing donations to Poised For Success®, please keep in mind that we are providing clothing for women to wear on a job interview and to wear to work on the job. We have limited financial and people resources and storage space. Therefore, we ask that all clothing donations come to us on hangers and ready for our clients to wear out the door. We request clothing donations that you would feel comfortable wearing to a job interview or to work your first week on the job.

Condition/Appearance of Donated Items

Items donated must be business appropriate. Donations received are directly merchandised into our client showroom; therefore Poised For Success asks that the items donated be received in the following condition:

  • On hangers
  • Current style or timeless design
  • New, like new or gently used
  • In season
  • Clean and pressed
  • Ready to wear   

Suggested Items for Donation        

  • Suits
  • Pants
  • Blazers
  • Blouses
  • Skirts
  • Shoes
  • Purses & Totes    
  • Scarves
  • Jewelry
  • Hosiery*
  • Undergarments*
  • Winter Coats
  • Winter Scarves & Gloves
  • Winter Boots

*All hosiery and undergarments (bras/panties/body-shapers) must be in their original packaging unopened and have never been worn.

All clothing donations to Poised For Success are tax deductible, as we have been determined by the IRS to be a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Poised For Success is funded 100% through private and corporate donations and grants. We reserve the right to consign used items donated that are not business appropriate or excess in certain sizes. We do not consign any clothing donated by retail stores. Funds received from consignment sales help keep our doors open and the lights on.

Thank you for your donation!

A Better Life!

Poised For Success serves women in Chicago and the suburbs including, but not limited to: Addison, Batavia, Bartlett, Downers Grove, Elmhurst, Geneva, Glen Ellyn, Lisle, Lombard, Naperville, Villa Park, West Chicago, Wheaton, Winfield, West Chicago, St. Charles and the suburban areas surrounding Chicago.  Poised For Success exists to make things possible, but it's your support that makes them happen.  

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Disclaimer: We are an independent organization that is not affiliated with any other organization of the same or similar name.