Donate Clothing

Career Gear accepts clothing that will outfit 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 attire.
  • 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


Career Gear now accepts business casual dress wear for men. These clothing items allow many of our clients a chance to have several outfits for a business casual work environment in offices, retail environments and more. These items include:


  • Button-down and collared shirts
  • Casual dress pants, chinos
  • Casual shoes, loafers and some sneakers (in good/like new condition please)
  • Appropriate outerwear


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 quarterly drop-off dates:

  • Tuesday, February 6th, 2018: 9am to 5pm
  • Tuesday, March 6th, 2018: 9am to 5pm
  • Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018: 9am to 5pm
  • Tuesday, May 1st, 2018: 9am to 5pm
  • Tuesday, June 5th, 2018: 9am to 5pm
  • Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018: 9am to 5pm
  • Tuesday, August 7th, 2018: 9am to 5pm
  • Tuesday, September 4th, 2018: 9am to 5pm
  • Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018: 9am to 5pm
  • Tuesday, November 6th, 2018: 9am to 5pm
  • Tuesday, December 4th, 2018: 9am to 5pm


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

Career Gear

125 Maiden Lane, 3B

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 3rd 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

125 Maiden Lane, 3B

New York, NY 10038


Donation Receipts

You must include your email address to receive a donation tax receipt for your shipment. For environmental and practical reasons, we no longer mail hard copy receipts. If you’d like to receive a digital copy of our receipt donation form, email us here. Hard copy donation receipts are still available when dropping off in person at our offices.

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.