Donate Clothing

Career Gear began by clothing men in business-appropriate attire for their job interviews, and that service remains a core offering to our clients. Here’s how you can help.

Clothing Requirements

  • Clothing must be new or gently used, business-professional for MEN.
  • Clothing must be in style. Before donating, ask yourself, “Will this outfit help a man make the best impression at his interview?”
  • Clothing must be clean, cannot be stained, or have odors.


Please Donate

  • Suits (especially size 36 and below and size 44 and up)
  • Dress pants
  • Blazers/Sport Coats (solid color only)
  • Dress shirts (especially size 17 and up)
  • Dress shoes (black or brown leather, all sizes)
  • Belts (black or brown leather, all sizes)
  • Overcoats
  • Ties
  • New black or brown socks
  • Watches, tie clips & cufflinks
  • Briefcases


Do Not Donate

  • Jeans, khakis & corduroys
  • Sweaters & vests
  • Umbrellas & hats
  • Suitcases
  • Casual clothing (polos, t-shirts, etc.)
  • Undergarments, pajamas & white socks


Ways to Donate

Donations are accepted at our offices. Due to limited resources and staff, Career Gear cannot offer a pick-up service or pay for shipping. Please arrange to donate in one of the following ways:

1. Drop off your donation.

Bring your donation in person to one of our monthly drop-off dates:

  • Tuesday, July 7th, 2015: 8am to 6pm
  • Tuesday, August 4th, 2015: 8am to 6pm
  • Tuesday, September 1st, 2015: 8am to 6pm
  • Tuesday, October 6th, 2015: 8am to 6pm
  • Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015: 8am to 6pm
  • Tuesday, December 1st, 2015: 8am to 6pm

Drop off’s can be made on monthly drop-off dates at:

Career Gear

40 Fulton Street, #701

New York, NY 10038


We suggest taking the subway or a cab to our Manhattan office as parking is difficult and there are many one-way streets and police checkpoints. For this reason, we cannot offer curbside drop-off or meet you downstairs to receive your donation; you must be able to bring your donation up to our office on the 7th Floor.

2. Use a courier.

Have a courier service/messenger transport your donation to Career Gear on one of our monthly drop-off days.

3. Ship your donation.
Ship your donation via your preferred mail carrier to our downtown Manhattan location:

Career Gear

 40 Fulton Street, #701

New York, NY 10038


Please include a note with your contact information and the total number of items donated in order to receive a tax-receipt. Help us save a stamp and provide us with your email address.

4. Donate to your local affiliate.

Not in the NYC area? Reach out to your local affiliate to find out specific needs and procedures or visit or to find a clothing closet at a local nonprofit or religious organization of your choice.