FAQ

Each Dress for Success affiliate location is a member of Dress for Success Worldwide and is an independent non-profit organization with its own policies, staff and board of directors. The Worldwide office licenses the Dress for Success name to affiliates, all of whom fulfill the overall mission of helping women journey towards self-sufficiency. Affiliates provide services to their communities based on local needs, cultural traditions and resources.

Located in New York City, Dress for Success Worldwide was established to oversee and provide support to our affiliates around the globe. The Worldwide office also focuses on strengthening and promoting the Dress for Success brand internationally and developing relationships with corporate, media and other sponsors.  Click here for more information or e-mail worldwide@dressforsuccess.org.

Dress for Success relies on individual contributions of business attire and accessories to make our clients look and feel their best! Check out our list of affiliate locations to find the one closest to you. Each Dress for Success location has its own hours of operation, specific drop-off days and times and policies regarding what items they can and cannot accept. 

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You can mail monetary contributions to Dress for Success Worldwide at 32 East 31st Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10016. Please make all checks payable to Dress for Success Worldwide. Credit card donations can be made by visiting our donations page or by sending an e-mail to donate@dressforsuccess.org. If you would like to make a financial donation to a specific local affiliate, please visit our Dress for Success affiliates page for more information and mailing addresses. 

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  • Dress for Success affiliates in the U.S. have 501(c)(3) tax status from the IRS.  All donations are therefore tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

    Regulations about tax deductions vary from country to country.  For information about donations to one of our global locations, please contact that affiliate directly. 
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Career Gear provides career counseling, interview coaching, business clothing, and follow-up job support to men actively seeking employment. For more information, e-mail info@careergear.org

To ensure that an article of clothing or suit is appropriate for our clients, ask yourself if you would feel comfortable wearing it on an interview.  If the answer is yes, then we would accept it. Learn about your local affiliate’s donation policies by clicking here.

Dress for Success is a volunteer-driven organization.  Simply put, the individuals who donate their time and talent to us make it possible for us to fulfill our mission.  

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Please e-mail our corporate contributions manager at product@dressforsuccess.org

Dress for Success is a volunteer-run organization, and most locations simply do not have the necessary resources or staff to provide this service. Please contact your local affiliate for more information about its donation policies.  


Please click here to learn more about the application process and the criteria for new locations. If you want to proceed, e-mail startup@dressforsuccess.org to request an application.

Contact your local Dress for Success directly to find out about the organization’s needs and how to obtain a suit drive kit. Some affiliates hold other types of drives as well and collect pantyhose, accessories, shoes or funds to purchase items. 

Almost every month there is a special event taking place at a Dress for Success affiliate somewhere! Please visit our Events section for a schedule and additional information. 


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