Dress for Success


Pay it Forward: Dress for Success Clothing Drive

This past year we collected business appropriate clothing, shoes, and accessories to help empower local women entering the workforce.

At the event we received over 500 items of clothing including dozens of shoes, purses and accessories!

Details on the Drive:

What would you wear to a job interview? That is exactly the type of clothing we are looking for and will be distributed through the Green Door and Focus for Ethnic Women. Your fabulous suits and other professional apparel could empower another woman with the confidence to enter or return to the workplace, make a great first impression and land a job that could change her life.

To be sure that suits or accessories you wish to give to Dress for Success are appropriate, ask yourself whether you would feel comfortable wearing them on a job interview. If the answer is yes, then the clothing would be perfect for us - and for a woman taking her first step towards self-sufficiency!

Coordinated, contemporary skirt and pant suits or dresses
Beautiful, crisp blouses
Gorgeous blazers and jackets
Professional shoes
Practical and professional purses, briefcases
Coats for all seasons, shapes and sizes
Accessories to finalize an outfit

Please bring items with you to the event, and we will have volunteers accepting them from the Green Door.

The Green Door


The Green Door is The Working Centre’s used clothing store at 37 Market Lane, in Downtown Kitchener. We are collecting and selling used clothing with care and enthusiasm. Enjoy our welcoming and attractive shop – items include women's, men's, and children's clothing, plus accessories, shoes, and more!