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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.

We are also excited to share that CW Interview Approved is now available at:

  • Goodwill Community Store, 255 Horton St E, London 
  • Goodwill Boutique, 765 Hyde Park Rd, London
  • Goodwill Community Store, 321 Elm St, St. Thomas
  • Goodwill Community Store, 902 Dundas St, Woodstock

CW Interview Approved offers access to proper interview clothing to our Goodwill Clients and our Goodwill shoppers. Job seekers can go to the section in store and select an outfit and have confidence that whatever they choose is appropriate for work. Shoppers or Clients would purchase items themselves and have access to this section during regular store hours.

On average, the cost to assist one person with the essential start-up necessities is $115.  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

Goodwill Industries, Ontario Great Lakes may be able to issue a tax receipt for your donation for items that have a Fair Market Value of at least $50.