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From donating a suit or smart workwear you no longer wear to making a one-off financial donation or becoming a regular giver, your support will help someone who's unemployed get that job that could really change their life.
We're a young ambitious charity with a BIG heart and a passion to work with others to impact unemployment in Birmingham and the wider West Midlands.
We really appreciate financial donations to help us to continue our work also research and develop new ideas, have stability and make long-term plans.
As an independent registered charity, we don't get any government funding or large grants. We raise our own funds through grant bid writing, fundraising activities, acquiring generous pro-bono support and the amazing support from our regular and one-off financial givers.
Whether you are able to support an area of our work for a year or two, become a regular monthly giver or make a one-off financial donation, your support will help us to continue our work to support unemployed men and women into work and change lives.
You can make a one-off financial donation or become a regular monthly giver by using our bank details below or click the button below to give via our online giving page. Thank You!
Account Name: Suited for Success
Sort code: 40-46-13
Account number: 42047632
Aternatively, text 'SUITED' to 70085 to donate £10. This costs £10 plus a standard rate message
Our current financial needs are:
A van or large car to collect from retailers and regular donations from suit drives in businesses across the city.
Men's shoes all sizes and colours (we don't get many donations of men's shoes).
Finances for our general core running costs for our premises including rent, utility bills, two full-time and one part-time salary.
For more information about making a financial donation or fundraising for Suited for Success please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Donate a suit
IMPORTANT COVID-19 NOTICE
Due to Government restrictions Suited for Success is currently closed. We are not taking clothing donations until further notice.
Every suit and item of smart clothing will dress someone ready to face an interview with confidence and make that great first impression.
We are happy to take donations of new or gently worn suits or smart clothing (shirts, trousers, dresses, skirts, shoes and accessories) suitable to wear to a job interview. We especially need good quality men's shoes, small sized slim fit men's suits ( 34 - 36 chest, 28- 30 waist trousers) sized 18+ women's clothes also modest women wear (long-lined skirts and dresses, tunic dresses, abayas, long-sleeved tops, new leggings).
(PLEASE NOTE: Can we kindly request that all donations are either new or gently worn good quality interview suitable clothing. We are unable to use clothing that is stained, torn or really worn. We also do not take casual clothing including jeans, jumpers and t-shirts - thank you!)
Preloved designer clothing donations
How to donate
Our new address is:
55 Springhill, Hockley
(We're a few doors down from the Springhill Tesco store, parking is available in Tesco carpark)
For more information on what donations we take please email: email@example.com
Post donations via DropPoint
Suited for Success has teamed up with a not-for-profit platform called DropPoint to receive donations via CollectPlus postal delivery service.
You can send up to 10kg for just £5.49 (a charity discounted rate). Conveniently drop your parcel off at your nearest CollectPlus store and your donation will be delivered directly to us via a parcel courier.
Simply parcel up your donations. (Please note: the maximum size for sending a parcel with this service is 60cm x 50cm x 50cm and it must weigh under 10KG).
Print your parcel label (by clicking on the logo below)
Then drop off at a CollectPlus store To find your nearest drop off store click here.
Your donation is delivered straight to our door.
Click the logo below to print your parcel label and go through the steps and post your donation to us.
Other postal donations
If sending donations by another courier or other postal options please add a delivery note instruction to deliver on a Thursday 10am - 3pm or Friday 10am - 3pm ONLY.
Arrange a suit drive
If your office or company would like to organise a suit drive for us please get in touch we would be really happy to explore ideas with you, provide logo and publicity and arrange a collection Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO COVID-19 AND THE HIGH NUMBER OF SUIT DRIVE DONATIONS WE HAVE BEEN RECEIVING, WE ARE PAUSING OFFICE DONATION DRIVES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Donation drop-off and collections
Donations can be dropped off at our centre on the following days and times:
Thursdays: 10am - 3pm and 4.30pm - 6.30pm
Fridays: 10am - 3pm
(Get in touch with us if would like to drop off a donation so we know you're coming: email@example.com. Please do not leave bags of clothing outside our centre)
Office suit drive donation collections
It would help us greatly if donations were dropped off at our centre or sent to us by courier. However, we are also happy to arrange to collect large suit drive donations from offices and collection points in and around Birmingham.
PLEASE NOTE: We are unable to collect individual donations from homes or offices.
If you would like to arrange for us to collect an office suit donation drive collection please contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on how to donate clothing to Suited for Success please get in touch:
Phone: 0121 236 7770
Fundraise for us
Partner with us
If you are a company or business that shares our passion and drive to give unemployed people the confidence to get into work we’d love you to work with us. There are many ways to get involved, from suit drives, fundraising, volunteering and more.
For more information or to discuss ideas on how you could partner with us, please contact Suited for Success by email: email@example.com
Crazy Shirt Day!
At Suited for Success we believe personal presentation and first impressions count in a job interview and when in employment. However, why not turn that on its head! Organise a crazy themed dress down day in the office and have some office fun not wearing a suit or smart workwear for the day and fundraise for Suited for Success.
From a Crazy Shirt Day to I Need a Vacation or mismatched clothes themed days. Don't forget to share your pics #crazyshirtdaysfs
Find Suited for Success on Just Giving, Facebook fundraisers and amazon smile.
Do you have designer clothing and accessories sat in your wardrobe that were impulse buys, don't fit anymore, brand new never worn? Or maybe worn a few times and you’ve labelled them 'too good for the charity shop'?
Or you've thought about selling them on eBay but never got around to it or feel it's too much hassle? Let us recycle your preloved designer clothing to raise funds and change lives!
Items to donate
New and packaged underwear