Career Closet Donations

Career Closet (a program of East Bay Community Action Program)
St. Brendan's School
55 Turner Avenue
East Providence, RI  02915
(entrance around corner on Dorr Ave.)
Telephone: 401-228-6605
Hours: Monday - Friday By Appointment

Thank you for thinking of Career Closet for your next clothing donation.  Below are some examples of acceptable and non-acceptable items.


Donations must be clean, ready-to-wear,
in-season, and on hangers. Accessories and sweaters in bags or boxes are fine.

Business Professional
Men's and women's suits ~ Skirts (no mini skirts)
Dresses ~ Men's and Women's slacks/dress pants
Blouses ~ Men's dress shirts
Unopened/unused hosiery and socks
Dress shoes (pumps, flats, appropriate boots, men's leather lace-ups)
Ties ~ Purses, briefcases ~ Jewelry ~ Scarves

Business Casual
Sport coats ~ Casual suits ~ Khakis and similar pants
Sweaters (men's and women's) ~ Basic skirts
Blouses ~ Dresses ~ Turtlenecks
Men's pullover shirts
Golf or polo shirts, short collar and embroidery
(no company logo)
Open-toed shoes, loafers ~ Coats and jackets

Uniforms, Miscellaneous
Plus-size Women's Clothing
Medical scrubs ~ Lab coats
White tennis shoes ~ Work boots
Unopened undergarments & nylons
Toiletries unopened (travel or full size)


Any clothing that isn't ready to wear to work
Stained or dirty clothing
Frayed, torn, or worn clothing ~ Out-of-date clothing
Mini skirts (3" or more above the knee)
Evening wear, formal wear, party clothes,
street casual clothes ~ Weekend wear
Sheer, transparent, or glittered blouses, shirts, and sweaters ~ Out-of-season clothing (we have limited storage capacity) ~ Jeans and Denim clothing
(some locations do accept jeans, please call individual sites) ~ T Shirts
Sweatpants, sweat suits, running or jogging suits
Low-cut blouses and shirts ~ Shorts
Stretch pants ~ Pajamas
Sandals, flip flops, beach shoes, slippers, golf shoes
House wares, bedding, any non-clothing item