Clothing Donations



With an abundance of caution, precautions will be taken to put the health and safety of our donors, staff and clients above all else. We do ask if anyone in your household was recently diagnosed with or are having symptoms of COVID-19 to not donate anything at this time.

To reduce exposure, our monthly drop offs will be done outdoors via curbside, on Division Street (just around the corner). As a result, our receiving hours will be predicated on safe weather conditions and may require us to shut done without notice. 

We will have volunteers (wearing personal protection) to retrieve donations directly from your vehicle’s trunk. To eliminate possible traffic-flow issues, we ask that you please remain in your vehicle.

Please follow these additional steps when making donations:

  • All clothing must be clean, on hangers, ready to wear for our clients and free of any protective coverings (plastic, dry-cleaner bags, garment bags, etc.)                           
  • Do not band multiple hangers together (no rubber band, twist tie, etc.)  
  • Do not place accessories in bags or containers; we will have bins to receive loose items                       
  • Shoes are to be removed from their boxes/containers                           
  • Be sure and remove all content, including facial tissues and other personal items, from any pockets, purses, totes, etc.

We thank you for supporting Poised For Success in these challenging times.


Stay well, stay safe.




We Accept Clothing Donations on the 2nd Saturday of each month

from 10a.m. – 1p.m.


-January 11: winter clothing only         -July 11: summer clothing only

-February 8: winter clothing only          -August 8: all seasons clothing

-March 14: all seasons clothing            -September 12: winter clothing only

-April 11: summer clothing only           -October 10: winter clothing only

-May 9: summer clothing only             -November 14: winter clothing only

-June 13: summer clothing only           -December 12: winter clothing only



Poised For Success

312 S. Westmore-Meyers Rd., Lombard, IL 60148

(~1.5 miles north of Roosevelt Rd.)



Bags of clothing will not be accepted


Per our stated policy on the condition of donated items, we only accept clothing that is cleaned, on hangers, and ready for our clients to wear to their interview.  Donations received are directly merchandised into our client showroom and request the following:

  • On hangers
  • Current style
  • New or like new
  • In season
  • Cleaned, pressed and ready for wear


Acceptable items off hanger include: footwear, handbags, totes, accessories, and any new intimate apparel items. 


We have very limited resources and space. We thank you for your cooperation and understanding.



When preparing your clothing donations, please keep in mind that we are providing clothing for women to wear on a job interview and to wear to work.

  • Dresses
  • Suits
  • Skirts & pants
  • Blazers & blouses
  • Shoes & boots
  • Jewelry & scarves
  • Purses & totes
  • Shapewear & slips
  • Intimate apparel* (bras & panties must be NWT)
  • Winter coats, boots, scarves, gloves and hats                                                     
  • *Undergarments (bras & panties) must be new and in their original packaging.

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

Poised For Success is self-funded through fundraising, private and corporate donations and grants. We reserve the right to sell/consign items with the funds being used to supplement low inventory and to help keep our doors open and the lights on.