Giving confidence and good first impression
Give confidence to succeed
When looking for a job, making a strong first impression is critical during the interview process. For many people experiencing poverty and barriers to employment, wearing the same everyday clothes to an interview might be the only option they have. That’s where ClothingWorks comes in.
The ClothingWorks program at Goodwill collects donations of professional clothing, shoes, and accessories from the community to provide free job interview outfits to individuals of all ages, genders, body types and cultures who are in need. We work to build confidence and support the interview process for people facing barriers on their path to work.
ClothingWorks currently operates in London, Strathroy and Woodstock. Consultations, coaching, and clothing are provided by referral from over 50 community partners across the region. We also support community agencies with donations of clothing when possible and support their community initiatives with donations and volunteers.
Items that are donated and not selected by job seekers are sold to raise funds to operate the program. Financial donations are welcomed and appreciated.
If you are looking to access this program, please connect with your employment or community support person for a referral.
On average, the cost to assist one person with the essential start-up necessities is $90. Personal and corporate monetary donations to ClothingWorks are a great way to give someone a hand up.
Making a Referral
ClothingWorks accepts referrals from a variety of community partners and service providers across the region. If you would like to be a referral partner, please connect with us to get started.
Donate Clothing, Shoes, and Accessories for a Tax Receipt
To make a donation, large or small, make sure all containers are labelled “ClothingWorks” and inform the donation attendant on arrival.
For professional clothing, shoes and accessories donations, Goodwill is able to provide a charitable tax receipt to individuals and businesses. If you would like a tax receipt for your donation, please contact us before donating. You will need to provide a third party appraisal for goods with a Fair Market Value over $1,000 and an estimated value for all items before donating.