Women’s Professional Clothing and Accessories Drive

The New York City Bar Association’s Women in the Legal Profession Committee is proud to sponsor a clothing and accessories drive during Women’s History Month. All items will be donated to Bottomless Closet, a non-profit organization that works to reduce the barriers many women face in the search for employment and provide on-going workshops so that women gain the tools to succeed in their professional and personal lives.

Dates: March 1 – 31, 2019
Location: New York City Bar Association, 42 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036
(Donations will be accepted in the Lobby – look out for the red donation box.)

Please consider donating the following new or gently used items:

  • Business Suits and Suit Separates
  • Blouses, Tops, and Sweaters
  • Dresses and Skirts
  • Jackets and Coats
  • Pants
  • Handbags
  • Shoes
  • Jewelry 
  • Accessories including Scarves and Belts
  • Unopened Hosiery and Shapewear
  • Unopened / Unused Cosmetics and Toiletries
  • Personal Care Products.

Bottomless Closet is in special need of the following items:

  • All items in sizes 00, 0, 8 – 12 and up
  • Handbags
  • Cardigans (in all sizes);
  • Jackets and Blazers (in sizes 8 and up)
  • Pants (in sizes 8 and up)
  • Shoes (in sizes 7 – 10 and up; all half-sizes are especially needed).

The following items cannot be accepted:

  • Used / worn undergarments
  • Activewear
  • Jeans 
  • T-Shirts
  • Sneakers and other casual footwear
  • Evening wear
  • Used/opened cosmetics
  • Suitcases
  • Household items.

Note: Plus sizes (14 and up), blazers (all sizes), cardigans (all sizes) and purses are in demand and particularly appreciated.

Clean out your closet and prepare someone for a new beginning! Tax donation receipts are available upon request. Please contact Marie DeForest Garcia or Donaldine (Donna) Temple. For more information on Bottomless Closet, please visit

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