Donate Clothing

Clothing Donations Hub Closed

We are now closed for donations due to restrictions in both our Melbourne and Parramatta offices.

When you choose to donate clothing to Fitted for Work you are giving more than just clothes, you’re giving hope. We are so grateful to each of you for sharing your gently worn and fiercely loved clothing with our clients.

For many women, the first step to getting work is simply having a suitable outfit to wear to job interviews. Our Personal Outfitting service (currently run virtually) provides one-on-one styling to ensure clients receive an outfit that supports them to look and feel their absolute best. Your donation can help women and gender diverse jobseekers put their best foot (and new pre-loved shoes) forward into the world of work.

Two smiling women are standing beside a rack of clothing looking at shirts.

Thank you for donating mindfully

Thousands of women go through our outfitting service every year, so the clothing donations we receive are incredibly valuable. Unfortunately, sorting and disposing of unwearable clothing costs us time and money that could be going towards supporting our clients.

Our golden rules
~ If you wouldn’t wear it to work tomorrow, our clients wouldn’t either.
~ If the donation parcel is difficult for you to carry it will be difficult for our volunteers.
Please pack your parcels in smaller bags at under 5kg each.
Want to add a little something extra to your donation?

Why not place a little note inside one of the pockets to encourage the women who will be wearing your outfit to a job interview!

How To Donate

When

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • 10.00am – 3.00pm

Where ~ Melbourne

Our contactless donation drop off location is at the rear of 513 Bridge Road Richmond, Melbourne.

To access the drop off point, head down Palmer Street to the rear of the building. You will see a well signed garage door. There is 2 hour free parking directly opposite our garage.

Please ring the buzzer beside the garage door and someone will come and assist you.

 

Where ~ Western Sydney

If you are looking to donate to our Western Sydney location, please get in touch with our team on (02) 9635 9909 or [email protected]

 

How

  • Pack your donations in small parcels that are easy to lift and under 5kg of weight.
  • Sanitize your hands at the station prior to touching the donation bins.
  • Drop your donation in the marked standing tubs.

For all inquiries mail: [email protected] 

What can I donate?

We accept clean, undamaged women’s fashion and accessories, including:

  • Tops and blouses
  • Knitwear, jackets and coats
  • Pants and skirts
  • Dresses
  • Shoes
  • Handbags
  • Hats and scarves
  • Unopened toiletries, hosiery and makeup

What can’t I donate?

Thank you for being selective with your donations, we can’t accept:

  • Dirty, stained or damaged clothing and accessories
  • Sleepwear
  • Tracksuits
  • Men’s and Children’s wear
  • Underwear without tags
  • Bric-à-brac
  • Opened toiletries, cosmetics, and hosiery
  • Prescription glasses
  • Coat hangers

 

What’s Next?

Thank you so much for committing your time and energy to supporting Fitted For Work and all our clients! After donations have been quarantined for 72 hours they will be processed and utilized to support Fitted for Work in accordance with our COVID SAFE PLAN.

Want to hear more about what happens to your donations, the Conscious Closet and sales and sustainability?

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

 

Can I drop my donations outside of the advertised hours?

Currently we are unable to accept donations outside of our advertised Melbourne hours: Tues, Wed, Thurs 10am-3pm.

Do you offer a pickup/collection service donations?

Unfortunately we do not offer a pick up or collection service due to the small size of our dedicated donations team. All our donations for Melbourne are gratefully received at our Richmond national office.

Do you have any other drop off points in Melbourne outside of Richmond?

Currently our only drop off point in Melbourne is Richmond, in NSW we have an office in West Sydney.

Do you need coat hangers?

Thank you for checking, but no we do not require any coat hangers. We use a specific kind to hang your donations in our dressing room, and often have to pay to dispose of any hangers that are donated to us that are not required.

My donations are dry cleaned and on hangers, is it okay to bring them in like this?

Yes please, dry cleaned items on hangers are welcomed. Our donation clothing tubs are emptied daily and we always have a rack on hand to hang donations directly.

I have some unopened makeup and toiletries, would you like these?

Absolutely! We love to give our clients make up and toiletries as part of their outfitting.

Send Clothes To A Client

Did you know with our Personal Outfitting services run completely virtually, we can send a capsule work wardrobe to any woman anywhere in Australia! The average cost of posting a generous 5kg parcel of clothes is $15.

Help your clothing donation go further by donating $15 to sponsor an outfitting parcel and support a woman to walk into her new job with confidence.

Bec, our Virtual Client Services Coordinator is beaming as she holds a full 5kg postage bag filled with clothing for a client.
Example Outfitting Client from Fitted for Work Standing confidently in stylish clothes

“I had lost all belief in coming out of my shell and thanks to all of you, I’m well on my way. I’m so teary thinking about the wonderful change – a new wardrobe, a new beginning, a new job and therefore a new life.”

– A Fitted for Work client

Images by James Lee, Marie Lupan.