Clothing Closet

Thank you for your interest in donating to Broad Street Ministry’s Clothing Closet & Personal Care!

We accept donations on weekdays (Monday – Friday) between 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Please fill out this google form before coming in to drop off your donation. Drop off is located right at our front desk (315 S Broad Street Philadelphia, PA). We ask that you please launder the clothing prior to dropping off your donation.

If you have a question that isn’t listed below, please email clothingcloset@broadstreetministry.org

Consider contributing by purchasing something on our Wishlist!

Frequently Asked Questions

When can I make a donation?
On weekdays from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. No need to make an appointment! Drop off is near the front desk.

Can I make a donation on the weekend?
No. Our staff is scheduled weekdays only.

Do you have any specific needs at the moment?
Men’s sneakers, jeans, belts and backpacks are always in high demand among our guests.

Do you accept used underwear and socks?
We do not accept used underwear and socks, with the exception of gently used bras.

Does clothing need to be new?
Clothing does not need to be new. If you are going to donated used clothing, we do prefer that it be gently used and still in great condition.

Is there any type of clothing you do not accept?

At the moment we are not accepting winter coats and jackets, suit jackets, dresses, skirts, high heel shoes, and children’s clothing. We also do not accept used socks and used underwear.

Are you accepting women’s clothing?
We do accept women’s clothing with the exception of dresses, skirts and high heel shoes.

Do you take children’s clothes?
We do not currently accept children’s clothing. *See below

Do you take bedding?
No. *See below

Do you take furniture?
We do not accept household items. *See below

Do you accept donations of toiletries?
We accept donations of travel sized toiletry, but regular sized soap is also fine!

We also recently announced the building of our upcoming Hygiene Truck! This truck will distribute custom personal care packages and provide access to portable sinks to increase opportunities to practice personal hygiene for Philadelphians experiencing poverty. Visit this page to read more info!

While we’re building the truck, you can help us build up the inventory by purchasing a bundle to donate! Each bundle is chock full of incredible items for our communities. Help us stock the truck HERE.

Can I make a monetary donation?
Yes. You can donate online here: https://www.broadstreetministry.org/donate-now/ or make checks out to Broad Street Ministry c/o Development

Our Wishlist is kept up-to-date with items we need. Consider purchasing items from there.

*We have a couple suggestions if you find that Broad Street Ministry does not need the item(s) that you’d like to donate.*

Women’s Clothing: Greendrop, Our Closet, Mary Howard Health Center for the Homeless, Arch Street UMC, Prevention Point Philadelphia

Children’s clothing: Greendrop, Our Closet

Baby Supplies: Bunny Hop PHL

Dress Clothes: Career Wardrobe

Bedding: Bethesda Project, Greendrop, Prevention Point Philadelphia

Blankets: Arch Street UMC, St. Miriam Parrish

Furniture: Greendrop

Additional Suggestions:

  • Donate your items to a secondhand store. Philly AIDS Thrift offers over $100K of grant support to community nonprofits and Goodwill provides employment assistance to people in need.
  • Directly give your items to a person in need at freecycle
  • Consider recycling the items with Retrievr

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