There are plenty of locations on the Upper West Side that will accept your donations of clothing. New and gently used clean clothes are welcome.
Clothing Closet at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine
The Clothing Closet distributes emergency clothing to people in need and provides appropriate clothing for individuals returning to the workforce. Items should be brought to the Cathedral Community Cares offices, directly opposite the guard booth adjacent to the cathedral (on the driveway between 111th and 112th streets). Due to the coronavirus pandemic, clothes must be freshly laundered.
Donations accepted Monday – Friday from 9am-4pm. For more info, call 212-316-7583.
GrowNYC’s focus is recycling—it “makes an effort to recover as much usable clothing as possible for distribution to secondhand markets.”
- 79th Street Greenmarket
77th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Ave.
Donations accepted Sunday from 9am-12:30pm
- Columbia University Greenmarket
Broadway between 114th and 115th streets
Donations accepted Sunday from 9am-12pm
In cases of severe weather, markets may close early or be cancelled. For updates, check grownyc.org/blog/
Housing Works’ thrift stores raise money to fight for “funding and legislation to ensure that all people living with HIV/AIDS have access to quality housing, healthcare, HIV prevention, and treatment, among other lifesaving services.”
- 2569 Broadway (at 94th St.)
Donations accepted Monday – Saturday from 11am-7pm and Sunday from 12-5pm
- 306 Columbus Ave. (at 74th St.)
Donations accepted Monday – Saturday from 11am-7pm and Sun. 12-5pm
AdvertisementSaint Francis Thrift Store / Holy Name of Jesus – St. Gregory the Great Parish
The store aims to offer inexpensive clothing to the community and uses the proceeds to help provide “diverse programs and services.”
96th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam
Donations accepted Wed.-Sun. 11a-6p
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-932-8040 and ask to speak with Leona Urena.
487 Columbus Avenue (between 83rd and 84th streets)
Donations accepted every day from 11am-7pm
New York Cares Coat Drive (Online)
New York Cares Coat Drive is accepting donations online to help buy new coats for people in need. Every $25 donated provides a brand new coat and 10 meals for a fellow New Yorker. Individuals are encouraged to start their own fundraisers to support the coat drive with friends and family. Just click “Start a Collection” on the website.
Community Impact at Columbia University
Provides clothing (along with housewares and food) to neighborhood families, homeless individuals and the elderly.
616 West 114th Street (between Broadway and Riverside)
Open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11am-2pm
Goodwill aims to empower individuals with disabilities and barriers to employment through the power of work.
157 West 72nd Street (between Amsterdam and Columbus)
Open every day from 11am-7pm
Are we certain that Housing Works will transfer the really nice donated clothes to the Cathedral?
I’m not joking. HW doesn’t have a good track record.