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Donate a suit

Every donated suit or item of smart clothing will dress someone ready to face a job interview with confidence and make that crucial great first impression count.

WE ARE TAKING DONATIONS

We couldn't do what we do without the generous clothing donations we receive. 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.

PLEASE READ BEFORE  DONATING TO US

Around 70% of the donated clothing we are currently receiving is either 'unwearable' 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.

WE DO NOT TAKE THE FOLLOWING: 

  • Dirty, stained clothing or in need of repair (i.e holes, discolouring, torn seams (please check shirt collars, armpits and inside trousers)

  • Outdated clothing

  • Overworn clothing

  • Casual clothing including jeans, t-shirts, trainers or sandals and knitwear

  • Outworn, scuffed or in need of repair shoes

  • Used socks, stockings or underwear

Please note: All clothing is dry cleaned before giving to our clients. Suited for Success has to raise all funds through charity fundraising. To help us with the clothing cleaning costs we would ask that donors would consider cleaning the clothing items you would like to donate (especially suits) or a financial contribution is kindly made towards the dry cleaning costs. We cannot use any preloved donated clothing until it is cleaned.

DONATION GUIDELINES

Please see our guidelines below for donating smart interview wear, workwear, shoes and accessories to Suited for Success to support the unemployed to make that first impression count in a job interview and gain employment.

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WHAT WE TAKE...

We take donations of new or 'excellent quality' gently worn male and female suits or smart clothing (shirts, trousers, dresses, skirts, shoes, and accessories) suitable to wear to a job interview. 

 

WHAT WE DO NOT TAKE...

Please note we do not take the following items:​

  • Stained clothing or in need of repair (i.e holes, discolouring, torn seams) 

  • Overworn or outdated clothing

  • Casual clothing including jeans, t-shirts, trainers or sandals and knitwear

  • Outworn, scuffed or in need of repair shoes

  • Used socks, stockings or underwear

 

 

 

IMPORTANT - PLEASE SORT YOUR DONATIONS

 

Please sort through donated clothing thoroughly before donating to us 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.

Take a look at our client makeovers to see the quality of the clothing we provide for our clients. 

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.

  • Handbags 

  • New tights in packets

 

How to donate

Donation drop-offs
 

Donations can be dropped off at our centre on the following days and times: 

 

Tuesdays: 10am - 2pm

Thursdays: 10am - 2pm

Fridays: 10am - 2pm

Please do not leave bags of clothing outside our centre.

Our address is: 

 

55 Springhill, Hockley 

Birmingham

B18 7BH

(We're a few doors down from the Springhill Tesco store. Parking is also available in
the Tesco carpark

For any enquiries or for more information on what donations we take please email: donate@suitedforsuccess.co.uk or fill out the contact us form below. 

Postal 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 15kg from just £3.19 (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.

 

  1. 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).
     

  2. Print your parcel label (by clicking on the logo below)
     

  3. Then drop off at a CollectPlus store To find your nearest drop off store click here.
     

  4. Your donation is delivered straight to our door.
     

  5. Click the logo below to print your parcel label and go through the steps and post your donation to us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other postal options

If sending donations by another courier or other postal options please add a delivery note instruction to deliver on a Tuesday, Thursday or Friday 10am - 3pm ONLY.

 

 

 

 

 

Retailer donations

If you are a clothing retailer or a workwear/ uniform supplier and would like to donate any unsold/ unused stock we would love to hear from you.  Read more information about making a retailer donation or email: donate@suitedforsuccess.co.uk

Arrange a donation suit drive

 

If your business office or company would like to organise a suit donation drive for us please get in touch. We would be really happy to explore ideas with you, provide our logo and publicity. Find out more about arranging a suit donation drive for Suited for Success.

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Make a dry cleaning costs donation

Donate by bank transfer ​or our online giving page

Account Name: Suited for Success

​Sort code: 40-46-13

Account number:  42047632

Reference: Dry cleaning

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