“I don’t know how they did it, found me an whole outfit in minutes. Shoes, suit, blouse, necklace and a handbag. Absolutely amazing.  I feel so much more confident!”

We’re always on the look out for high-quality new or lightly worn clothes for our wardrobe.

Donating your clothes to us is simple yet the impact your items can have on a woman preparing for interview can be life changing.

To ensure we can empower the women we support and boost their confidence for that crucial interview, we look for high-quality women’s workwear, shoes, handbags, and accessories that are new or nearly new.

We will always accept high-quality, nearly new clothing, shoes, handbags and accessories. We are currently in particular need of the following pieces:

Clothing in sizes 16+ Flat shoes Handbags Coats

How to donate

There are a few different ways that you can get your donation to us.

Individuals

If you are looking to donate women’s new and nearly new workwear, shoes, and accessories to us we would be delighted to hear from you.

Please contact us before arranging to deliver any donations. You can email us at birmingham@smartworks.org.uk or give us a call on 0121 643 8109 to arrange a suitable day to drop off your items.

Please note that we are unable to collect items and our centre may be closed to donations during COVID-19 government restrictions.

Corporate donations

If you are an organisation looking to hold a clothing drive for us, you can download the Smart Works Birmingham Clothing Drive Pack. This contains all the information you may need to run a clothing drive event, the kinds of things we look for and fun ways of engaging your team to maximise donations.

Once you have completed your clothing drive event, please get in touch to arrange a suitable day to deliver items to us. 

Retailers

If you are a retailer and have surplus stock that you would like to donate to Smart Works Birmingham, please get in touch on 0121 643 8109 or email birmingham@smartworks.org.uk.

Organising a clothing drive for Smart Works in Birmingham

Many organisations run a clothing drive on behalf of Smart Works, which is an easy and fun way to secure a large number of clothing donations, and ensure that great quality clothing is put to the best possible use. If this sounds like something you’d like to do download our clothing drive pack here.

Or you can get in touch with the team by emailing Birmingham@smartworks.org.uk and they will be able to help answer any questions you might have.