The YWCA has three unique clothing
banks offering free, business-appropriate attire to homeless or low-income women in need of clothing for interviews or new jobs.
Each location is staffed by volunteers. If you would like to volunteer and empower women to make a good impression, click on volunteer and search for Working Wardrobe.
How it works
Working Wardrobe locations in Seattle and Redmond operate on a voucher system. Clients are referred by counselors or case managers to receive free, work-appropriate clothing. Clients can redeem their vouchers at one of those two locations.
Everett Working Wardrobe is open Tuesdays and Thursdays, by appointment only. Clients should call in advance to schedule an appointment.
Individuals and groups in the community donate all of the clothing in the Working Wardrobe. In addition, some retail stores occasionally donate surplus supplies of nylons, cosmetics and other items. The YWCA greatly appreciates all donations. At times, however, we receive more clothing donations than we can use or store. Please call the locations listed above in advance to see if donations are being accepted and what items are currently needed. We accept office-appropriate, reasonably fashionable clothes, accessories (hand bags, scarves, umbrellas) and shoes, and have a specific need for large sizes. Please make sure that all donated clothing is dry-cleaned and in good condition.