Arrange a suit donation drive
Arrange a suit donation drive for Suited for Success at your company office, business or in your community with friends, family and neighours.
WE ARE CURRENTLY TAKING SUIT DRIVE DONATIONS
We really couldn't do what we do without the amazing support from businesses and communities. Suit donation drives are a great way to support our work. All the clothing we provide is FREE OF CHARGE, dry cleaned, the highest quality and is the client's to keep. We take donations of new or 'excellent quality' preloved gently worn male and female business professional suits and smart workwear.
BEFORE YOU ARRANGE YOU SUIT DONATION DRIVE
Over 65% of the donated clothing we receive from large suit donation drives are either 'unusable' or 'unsuitable' for our work. Donating unsuitable clothing hinders our work instead of supporting us and takes up our limited space, resources and valuable time. We would ask that ALL clothing is checked and sorted thoroughly before donating to Suited for Success.
DRY CLEANING COSTS CONTRIBUTION
PLEASE NOTE: All the clothing is given to our clients free of charge is dry cleaned, of the best quality and theirs to keep. Funds to dry clean donated clothing items are fundraised by Suited for Success. To help with the costs we would ask businesses encourage donors to dry clean clothing before donating or make a small financial donation when donating clothing to the drive (financial donations to be arranged by the suit drive organiser).
Alternatively, a minimum financial contribution of £100 is made by the business (or organisation doing the suit drive) to Suited for Success to help towards the dry cleaning costs. Financial donations can be made online via our donation page
SUIT DRIVE DONATION GUIDELINES
ARRANGING YOU SUIT DONATION DRIVE
Pick a visible location to hold your collection sing an office coat rail or boxes maybe in a reception, break area, canteen or a designated meeting room. Do plenty of advertising and internal communication on the run up to the suit drive. Run the collection for a couple of days to a week (people always forget to bring in their donated items. We can provide posters, or our charity logo to create your own suit drive publicity.
Designate someone/ team who will be the point of contact for the suit drive and will be responsible for the donation collection and ensures the quality and suitability of the clothing being donated. The point of contact will also be responsible for organising and sorting through the donations thoroughly and any unsuitable items are discarded before sending to Suited for Success.
WHAT WE TAKE
We take donations of new or 'excellent quality' preloved gently worn male and female business professional suits and smart workwear including:
PRIORITY ITEMS WE ALWAYS NEED
We are always especially in need of the following items:
Good quality men's shoes (all sizes)
Larger men's suits 48+
Extra large shirts - 18+ collar size
Small sized slim fit men's suits ( 34 - 36 chest, 28- 30 waist trousers)
Plus size ladies clothing - 16+
Women's flat shoes ( all sizes)
Modest women wear - long-lined skirts and dresses, tunic dresses, abayas, long-sleeved tops, new leggings and head scarves.
New tights in packets
WHAT WE DON'T TAKE
Please note we do not take the following items:
Stained clothing, in need of repair, overworn or outdated.
Casual clothing including jeans, t-shirts, trainers or sandals and knitwear
Really worn shoes, scuffed or in need of repair
Used socks, stockings or underwear
BEFORE DONATING YOUR SUIT DRIVE DONATIONS!
Please sort through donated clothing thoroughly to ensure ALL items are suitable for our work. ALL donations must be in 'EXCELLENT' condition and must be suitable for our clients to wear to a 'job interview' or starting a new job. We recieve a large amount of clothing through suit donation drives that is not wearable or suitable for our work. This hinders our work using our time, resources and limited space capacity and does not support our work.
For more information or to request our suit donation drive pack, posters or charity logo, please email: email@example.com
MORE WAYS TO SUPPORT OUR WORK
Suit donations, financial donations, corporate partnerships, fundraising challenges and volunteering opportunities – there are several ways businesses can get involved with supporting Suited for Success. If you are a business that shares our passion and values we would love you to work with us. Find out more