Clothing Distribution Center
The YWCA Elgin Clothing Distribution Center provides clothing to those in need. Local social service agencies provide our clients with their referrals. To receive a referral, you must meet the guidelines. Please review the Clothing Center rules before planning your visit.
Hours of Operation:
We are open on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month. Female clients can shop from 9:30 am – 1:00 pm, and male clients can shop from 1:30 pm -2:30 pm. For a complete, printable schedule, click here.
The donation of clothing has been suspended until April 3, 2023. We will continue to accept prom dresses. Sorry for the inconvenience.
The Clothing Center is accepting clothing donations at this time. We request that donations are clean, in good shape, and in a kitchen bag (no heavy duty) or grocery bag. Your donations can be dropped off Monday – Friday from 8:30 am – 6:00 pm; we follow the School District U-46 holiday closure schedule. If you would like to donate something other than clothing, please call ahead to ensure that we can accommodate your donation 847.742.7930.
Our Clothing Distribution Center constantly needs individuals to help sort incoming donations and provide customer service. Volunteer opportunities are available most Wednesdays from 9:30 am -3:00 pm. To become a volunteer, please call Sherry Kinser, Clothing Center Administrator, at (847) 815-0502.
If you do not qualify for a clothing voucher, the YWCA Elgin also opens our shop for individuals to purchase clothing at a drastically reduced price. For more information, click here.