Donate Clothing

We Are Now Accepting Donations!

From November 4th 2020 we are welcoming back your donations at our Richmond location. Please read the guide below of how to donate.

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.

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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 rule is: if you wouldn’t wear it to work tomorrow, our clients wouldn’t either.

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.

  • 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
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

Where

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.

When

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

How

  • Pack your donations in small parcels that are easy to lift and under 5kg of weight. If you are donating more than a wheelie bin amount please contact [email protected] in advance of planning a time to donate.
  • Sanitize your hands at the station prior to touching the donation bins.
  • Drop your donation in the bin marked with the current day, e.g, ‘Tuesday’.

What 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?

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.