Clothes That Work wants your slightly worn clothes and accessories

Other services provided by CTW

In addition to providing interview-friendly clothing, CTW conducts educational programs through a Workforce Education Initiative (WEI). Educational programs include a series of courses and workshops designed to equip job seekers and new hires with the knowledge and skills that lead to continued career success. Clients learn how to make a positive first impression, proper work attire, effective communication techniques, conflict resolution in the workplace, and how to build professional relationships.

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The WEI has offered more than 375 courses and workshops to more than 7,000 people since the program launched in 2017. “Our program was developed by a team of local professionals specializing in workforce development and education,” says Katie Kerry, Director of Education and Training. sensitization. “This program is interactive and engaging for all levels and ages. Whether you’re entering the job market for the very first time or you’re a seasoned professional looking for a career change or advancement, our workshops are for you. We have in-person and virtual options available. For questions regarding the Workforce Education Initiative, contact Kerry at [email protected]

Here’s what they need most:

Clothes That Work relies on generous donations from others to provide clients with outfits suitable for interviews and work. They accept donations for a wide variety of sizes and industries, but ask that items be clean, undamaged, suitable for the workplace, and less than five years old.

  • Dress and casual shoes for women, especially sizes 9-13
  • Clothing for plus size women, sizes 18 and up
  • Steel Toe Work Boots for Men and Women
  • Suits for men
  • Men’s dress and casual pants, especially sizes 26-33″
  • White, cream, blue and gray shirts for men, especially in sizes 18 and up
  • Men’s dress shoes
  • Dress socks for men in blue, black and gray
  • Men’s belts, Sizes S (36-40), M (42-46), L (48-52)
  • New (boxed) men’s undershirts, boxers and briefs in sizes S to 3X
  • Travel personal toiletries

Clothes That Work accepts clothing donations by appointment, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. To make an appointment, call 937-222-3778

Shop for the cause!

Next door to Clothes That Work is The Boutique, an upscale resale boutique featuring clothing and accessories for women and men. Your clothes and accessories that may not be suitable for work are often perfect for the boutique, such as dressy pieces, cute handbags, shoes, jewelry. This is a great place to find great deals on beautiful fashions. All proceeds from The Boutique sales go directly to supporting the Clothes That Work mission.


The Clothes That Work store is open to the public and offers great deals. CONTRIBUTED

The Clothes That Work store is open to the public and offers great deals.  CONTRIBUTED
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The Clothes That Work store is open to the public and offers great deals. CONTRIBUTED

The store’s shopping hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to noon the second Saturday of each month. You can organize a private shopping party for your friends, your organization or your club. . If you have any questions, contact Suzy Harris, Operations Manager at 937-222-3778, ext. 170.

Volunteers wanted!

Clothes That Work could not accomplish its mission without the support and dedication of volunteers. You can work as a customer coach, workshop leader, inventory manager and in store sales. Anyone interested in volunteering can visit or call Suzy Harris, Director of Operations at 937-222-3778, ext. 170.


Clothes That Work and The Boutique are located at 1133 So. Edwin C Moses Blvd., Suite #392, Dayton, OH 45417. Free parking is available in one of the marked parking spots at the store entrance.

Seven satellite locations for your donations can be found on the website at

They include:

A+ Cleaners, 8116 Springboro Pike, Miamisburg

Abbey Credit Union, 800 Falls Creek Drive, Vandalia

Abbey Credit Union, 891 W. Market St., Troy

Greater Dayton Jewish Community Center, 525 Versailles Drive, Centerville (by appointment only)

Oakwood Florist, 2313 Far Hills Ave, Oakwood

Style Pieces, 18 W. Franklin St., #B, Centerville

Sibcy Cline, Vandalia Office, 422 W. National Road, Vandalia


Meredith Moss writes about Dayton-area nonprofits and their specific needs. If your group has a wish list they would like to share with our readers, contact Meredith: [email protected]

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