Clothing Distribution Center

During the Summer, Thrifty Threads Will Only be Open the Following Dates and Times:

June 21st, July 19th, and August 23rd

11:00am - 4:00pm


The YWCA Elgin recently inherited the Clothing Distribution Center(CDC) from Elgin Junior Service Board, which has official disbanded. The Clothing Distribution Center has been in existence since 1970. The CDC provides clothes for emergency needs, career apparel and every day clothes to those in need. The YWCA Elgin CDC serves clients referred by local schools, the Community Crisis Center and other local organizations. 


Clothing Distribution Center Hours

During the summer the CDC will only be open from 11am - 4pm on June 21st, July 19th, and August 23rd. Individuals looking to receive clothing from the CDC are required to bring their referral, provided by one of the participating organizations, and photo ID.

Clothing Donations

We are not accepting donations at this time due to storage shortage. We will begin accepting donations again on September 1st.


The Clothing Distribution Center is in constant need of individuals to help sort incoming donations and help out when customers are present. To become a volunteer please email or click here



Download Clothing Distribution Center Calendar



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