Donating Clothes & Accessories


Occasionally T&E Care receives requests from families for clothes. If you have to decide between spending money on food, heat, gas for your car or clothes, the clothes are usually not going to be purchased. Sometimes we have specific requests for families who have determined they can’t wait any longer but they still don’t have the funds to buy new things. When we learn of such requests, we post them on the home page. If you see such a request – then let us know!  Please be sure the items are clean and in good condition. New items are always appreciated.

Please remember that each spring we run our annual Kids’ Clothing Event and we are always looking for donations of clothes for that.  If you can hold your donations until we start those collections in March or April (dates vary due to spring break), that would be most helpful.

T&E Care has no storage facility. If we don’t have any current requests and you need to get rid of your items quickly consider using one of the options listed below. If you aren’t in a rush please send information about your items to stuff@tecare.org including general description with sizes (i.e. size 6 girls short sleeve shirts) and if possible a picture. We will circulate that info and see if anyone has a need. If you can store the item yourself we will get back to you when/if someone needs your items.

Other Options for Donating Clothes & Accessories

If you have clothing items to donate, we have no corresponding needs and you are not able to store them yourself until a need arises, there are other options. Please make sure items are clean and in good condition.

  • Wings for Success in Frazer collects women’s business and business casual clothes and accessories to give to low-income women needing clothes for job interviews. Visit the website or call 610-644-6323 x4 for details.
  • The Palm Tree in Paoli is a consignment shop operated by the Paoli Hospital Auxiliary. Visit the website or call 610-647-2775 for details.
  • Plato’s Closet in Paoli is a consignment shop. They accept gently used cool, hip and trendy brand name clothing and accessories. Visit the website or call 610-647-7788. There are additional locations in Exton and Broomall.
  • Click here to see additional organizations that accept clothing as well as household items.

The mission of T&E Care is to maintain a network of people providing financial and other material assistance to persons in need in and around the Tredyffrin and Easttown township areas.

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