Last Updated on October 29, 2021 by Katie Barton
When decluttering, it’s common to come across items that you have no idea what to do with.
Like used men’s suits, for example.
Suits aren’t an everyday item and are only worn in certain professions, making them a piece of clothing that’s not easy to pass down.
However, that doesn’t mean you should throw them out.
Many organizations accept suit donations. And by donating, you can help improve someone else’s life, even if in a small way.
Here’s where to donate men’s suits.
7 Top Places to Donate Men’s Suits
A Local Non-Profit that Helps with Interview and Professional Clothing
If you want to make a difference in your community, consider donating to a local nonprofit. Some organizations work with the homeless, ex-inmates, and citizens in underprivileged areas to help them find jobs.
You can search for a non-profit near you on the Jails to Jobs directory search. (Look at the bottom of that page for the search function.)
Vietnam Veterans of America
Another great cause to donate your suits to is Vietnam Veterans of America. And as of right now, this organization is especially in need of clothing.
VVA collects many types of donations for veterans, including men’s suits.
You can even schedule a pick-up of your items here.
Career Gear is a nonprofit program whose mission is to help men look and feel their best. They focus on helping their members secure jobs – whether they’re looking to obtain better employment or reenter the workforce.
Career Gear accepts in-style professional business attire. You can learn more about donating your suits to Career Gear here.
If you don’t have time to hunt down a non-profit or simply don’t have any near you, you can always donate your suit to Goodwill.
You can find a donation center close to you by entering your zip code here.
If you don’t have a Goodwill nearby, the Salvation Army is also a good choice for donating men’s suits. You can look for a nearby drop-off location by entering your zip code here.
Big Brother Big Sister Foundation
The Big Brother Big Sister Foundation pairs at-risk youth with adult mentors to make a difference in their lives.
This program is a bit different than the others – instead of giving your suit to a man in need or selling it for a bargain (like thrift stores), Big Brother Big Sister sells the items you donate and then puts the money they earn back into their program.
If you’d like to donate your suit to this foundation, you can schedule a pick-up here.
Last but not least are local homeless shelters.
Most homeless shelters work with their members to help them obtain housing and employment, making this a perfect cause to donate your suits.
If you haven’t yet, contact your local homeless shelter to see if they need men’s suits.
FAQs About Where to Donate Men’s Suits
What can you do with old business suits?
The best thing to do with old business suits is donate them. Look for a local charity that helps underprivileged community members obtain jobs. These programs often need suits to use for interview clothing and professional attire.
Where can I donate suits to Veterans?
If you’d like to donate suits to veterans, you can schedule a pickup or find a Vietnam Veterans of American branch near you. This organization accepts donations of all kinds and will put your suit to good use.
You can learn more about Vietnam Veterans of American on their website.
Do homeless shelters accept men’s suits?
Yes, homeless shelters sometimes accept men’s suits. Many shelters help their members get back on their feet with jobs and housing, making business attire crucial. You can contact your local homeless shelter to see if they’re currently in need of suits.
If you’re cleaning out your closet, don’t toss your suits in the trash. Instead, consider donating to one of these organizations. When you donate, you can be a small part of helping improve someone else’s life.
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Katie Barton is the owner of Cabin Lane. She's also a home improvement writer for Bob Vila and Homedit. Her cleaning and organizing advice has been featured on Realtor.com, Yahoo News, GoBankingRates, and more. In her spare time, you can find her with a paintbrush in hand, searching for her next project.