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Donate Clothing

Donating clothing is an impactful way for you to give back.

Put your gently used clothing to good use.

Make an individual clothing donation or organize a clothing drive at your workplace, civic or neighborhood group, youth sports team, etc. Our staff is here to help and can provide any information or guidance you may need. Your efforts and generosity are appreciated by the thousands who come to St. Francis House each year for a fresh pair of clothes in times of need.

Making a Clothing Donation

  • Collect items to donate (please see donation items below for more information)
  • Purchase items to donate on our Amazon wish list, here.
  • Select a drop off time (view our donation drop off guidelines)
  • Share your success story with us and others on your social networks

Organizing a Clothing Drive

  • Identify an item to collect, a drop-off location, and collection box
  • Clarify and publicize the timeframe and location of collection drive
  • Spread the word on social media and through your networks
  • Sort incoming donations
  • Deliver your donations (for over 40 bags we may be able to schedule a delivery)
  • View our donation drop off guidelines
For more information, please contact our Clothing Program Supervisor Maria Fallavollita at mfallavollita@stfrancishouse.org.

Donation Items

Fresh Threads – regular everyday clothing

  • Men and Women’s coats (bigger sizes preferred)
  • Men and Women’s sneakers, shoes, boots (no high heels)
  • Men and Women’s jeans, khakis, cargo pants
  • Men and Women’s sweatshirts, hoodies
  • Men and Women’s polos, long sleeve shirts
  • Men and Women’s t-shirts
  • Men and Women’s winter hats
  • Men’s belts
  • Backpacks, duffel bags

Studio Shine – business casual clothing

  • Men’s tailored button shirts and polo shirts
  • Women’s button blouses (loose and fitted)
  • Short sleeve and long sleeve tops
  • Cardigans and sweaters
  • Men’s casual sport coat, blazer, and suit jacket
  • Women’s casual long sleeve blazer
  • Men’s slacks, dockers, and corduroy’s
  • Women’s slack pants, skirts and business casual dresses
  • Outerwear coats and jackets
  • Belts and ties
  • Business casual walking shoes

We appreciate if you only donate the items listed above. We cannot accept the following:

  • Hangers
  • Children’s Clothes
  • Household items (bedding, kitchenware, small appliances, furniture)
  • Used socks, underwear, undergarment
  • Sleepwear
  • Damaged or discolored items

You may also purchase items to donate on our Amazon wish list, here.

How to Donate

When donating clothing items, please label items are being for ‘Fresh Threads’ or ‘Studio Shine’. Refer to our Donation Drop Off Guidelines for more information.