Donate Clothing to Poised For Success®



-Suits: 18, 20, 22, 24

-Dresses: 18 & 20

-Shoes: 4, 5, 6 


We Accept Clothing Donations on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10:00am-1:00pm

Poised For Success
312 S. Westmore/Meyers Rd. (~1.5 miles north of Roosevelt, on the west side of the street)
Lombard, IL 60148

Per our stated policy on the condition of donated items, Poised For Success will only accept clothing that is clean, on hangers, and ready-to-wear for our clients. 
Acceptable items off the hanger 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.

2020 Donation Drop-off Dates

  •    January 11 - Winter clothing only

  •    February 8 - Winter clothing only   

  •    March 14 - All seasons clothing

  •    April 11 - Summer clothing only

  •    May 9 - CANCELLED

  •    June 13 - Summer clothing only

  •   July 11 - Summer clothing only

  •   August 8 - All seasons clothing

  •   September 12 - Winter clothing only

  •   October 10 - Winter clothing only

  •   November 14 - Winter clothing only

  •   December 12 - Winter clothing only


New bras, panties, shapewear  

Condition/Appearance of Donated Items

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.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
  • Dresses
  • Blazers
  • Blouses
  • Pants
  • Skirts
  • Shoes
  • Purses & Totes
  • Jewelry & Scarves
  • Shapewear
  • Bras & Panties*
  • Winter Coats (accepted at any of our monthly drop-off dates)
  • Winter Scarves & Gloves (accepted at any of our monthly drop-off dates)
  • Winter Boots (accepted at any of our monthly drop-off dates)

*Undergarments (bras & panties) must be in their original unopened packaging.

All clothing 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 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.