Dress for Success relies on clothing donations -they are the life-blood of our organisation. Please help us help other women by organising a suit drive at your place of work.
Suit drives happen when professional women within a company get together to raise awareness of our work and encourage their colleagues to donate their unwanted clothes and accessories to Dress for Success. Each item of donated clothing helps another woman succeed at her job interview.
Organise a suit drive in four easy steps:
- Agree a particular day or week to hold your suit drive
- Tell your colleagues about it, using our Dress for Success suit drive poster to raise awareness of the event
- Designate a room or space in the office where people can drop off their clothes, and organise a hanging rail and some boxes to store the clothes
- After the suit drive, package up the donations and deliver them to Dress for Success.
Because all clothes are passed directly on to our clients, all donations should be clean, in good condition and ready to wear. For more information on how to organsie a suit drive, and the kind of clothes and accessories we need, click here.
For our Dress for Success suit drive poster, click here.
The following companies ran suit drives for Dress for Success in the past year:
Allen & Overy
Anne Corder Recruitment
AXA Investment Managers
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Bank of New York Mellon
Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP
Brooklyn Brothers PR
Capital Group Investment Company
Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK
DVB Bank SE
Ernst & Young
Fidelity Worldwide Investment
Financial Mail Women's Network
Freddy Products Ltd.
HM Courts & Tribunals Service
Kingsley Napley LLP
Liz Bolt Associates
Matthew Arnold & Baldwin LLP
Pinsent Masons LLP
RBC Capital Markets
Shell Women's Network
Tyco Fire & Integrated Solutions
White & Case
Women in Mining (UK)