Donate Today. Change a Life.

With your help, we can make real, impactful changes in the lives of many women in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Your generous donations to Dress for Success Pittsburgh provide the means necessary to fund our Suiting Program, Career Development Workshops, Professional Women’s Group (PWG), and Elevate Program. There are three ways you can make a life changing contribution today:


1. Donate to our General Fund

Monetary donations to our general fund will be put to use wherever it is needed to achieve our goal of helping women exit poverty. These donations allow Dress for Success Pittsburgh, a non-profit organization, to maintain operations and continue our mission to promote the economic independence of women in disadvantaged situations. The scale and impact of Dress for Success Pittsburgh’s services reaches far beyond each individual woman we serve. Research has shown that women who are financially independent provide healthier lives and serve as strong role models for their children, so we’re not just providing a woman with a suit–we’re providing an opportunity for future generations to succeed in work and in life.

Any financial donation you make will truly create a great impact in a woman’s life. We want to make sure that the women we serve get the best possible programming in a caring, safe, and comfortable environment. We provide free, certified childcare and healthy meals to the women participating in our programs so they do not have to worry about anything while they are with us other than focusing on their goals. All of our services are provided at no cost to our clients, and we are excited to continue to expand our programs and reach more women. But we need your help to advance our mission.

Please partner with us as we work towards helping each woman at Dress for Success Pittsburgh reach economic and self-defined success by making a donation today. Contribute directly to Dress for Success Pittsburgh via these partners.

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2. Donate Women’s Professional Attire and Personal Care Items

You can help by donating your new and gently worn women’s interview and work-appropriate clothing, shoes, accessories, makeup and personal care items. Your donations allow women to enter an interview, job training program, and/or new job with confidence. You can be part of the community that helps us serve over 2,500 women a year in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Each donation you make directly helps change women’s lives. All of your donations are tax deductible.

What to Donate


    • We accept all women’s sizes, but greatly need sizes 0, 2, 4, 16+, and maternity
    • Clothing must be clean and on hangers – no plastic bags please.
    • Neutral color suits & separates (blazers, dress pants, skirts, and dresses)
    • Blouses & sweaters
    • Undergarments and pantyhose (must be new and unworn)
    • Scrubs, lab coats, work pants (Dickies/ Dockers)


    • Closed-toe shoes in neutral colors with a 3-inch heel or less (sizes 9 – 12 are greatly needed)
    • Non-skid shoes and steel-toed boots

Accessories & Jewelry

    • Business appropriate purses & briefcases
    • Earrings (no larger than a quarter), pins, necklaces, bracelets, working watches
    • Belts & scarves (fashion, not winter)
    • Umbrellas

Makeup & Toiletries

    • Shampoo & conditioner (full-size)
    • Hairspray, gel, mouse
    • Cosmetics in all shades / for all ethnicities
    • Tampons & pads
    • Razors, shaving cream
    • Deodorant, soap, body wash
    • Hair brushes, combs, hair bands, hair accessories
    • Toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss

Miscellaneous Items

    • Gift Cards
    • Office Supplies
    • Clear plastic hangers
    • Clothing and shoe racks
    • Retail display racks and equipment
    • Office furnishings
    • Area rugs
    • Children’s toys and activities
    • Healthy, non-perishable snack foods

How to Donate

Allegheny Branch:

  • Walk-In Drop Off–You may bring your donations into the Allegheny Branch at any time during our regular business hours. No appointment is necessary if you can haul the items in yourself!
  • Curbside Drop Off–We can meet you outside with a cart to collect your donations so you won’t have to park! This service is available at our Allegheny Branch in downtown Pittsburgh only. If you require curbside service, please give us a call (412-201-4204) in advance to schedule a drop-off time.

Washington Branch:

  • Walk-In Drop Off–You may bring your donations into the Washington Branch during regular business hours. We ask that you please call ahead to ensure staff availability.

Fayette Branch:

  • Walk-In Drop Off–You may bring your donations into the Fayette Branch during regular business hours. We ask that you please call ahead to ensure staff availability.

You will receive a blank In-Kind Donation Receipt for tax purposes immediately upon making a donation, or you may download a copy of the In-Kind Donation Receipt in advance to fill-out at home. Please submit a completed copy with your donation. This completed receipt is all the documentation that you need to file with your taxes in order to write-off your donations. Please do not bring the clothing in bags! We need them ready to wear so that women who have same-day interviews can just walk out of our office looking fabulous!


3. Donate Your Time

Don’t have clothes to donate? No Problem. Volunteers are critical to our success.

Volunteer opportunities for you or your group are available in Clothing Inventory, Client Consulting, Community Outreach & Public Speaking, Pick-up & Delivery, Administrative Support, Programs Support, Career Development Specialists, and Special Event & Advisory Committee.

Allegheny Branch:

Washington Branch:

Fayette Branch:




Donor Privacy Policy

Dress for Success Pittsburgh is committed to respecting the privacy of our donors.  We have developed this privacy policy to assure our donors of our respect for their privacy and confidentiality.

We collect and safely maintain the following donor information:

  • Name
  • Organization (if applicable)
  • Complete address
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Payment Information (while we keep a record of donor amounts, we never keep credit card numbers/billing information on file)

How Information is Used: Dress for Success Pittsburgh uses your information to help complete transactions that you have requested, to reply to your questions or concerns, and to update you on events or activities of interest. Please contact us if you wish to be removed from our mailing lists. We take seriously each recommendation as to how we might improve communication.

No Sharing of Personal Information: Dress for Success Pittsburgh will NEVER sell, rent, or lease your personal information to other organizations. We assure you that the identity of all our donors is kept confidential. 

Contact Us: If you have comments or questions about this privacy policy, please send us an email.