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Updated 7.10.20 – The YWCA Elgin is not accepting clothing donations for our Clothing Center or Cinderella’s Closet at this time and until further notice.
We are sorry for the inconvenience.

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. In order to receive a referral, you must meet the guidelines. Please review the Clothing Center rules before planning your visit.

Clothing Center Rules 2019-20 Schedule

Hours of Operation:

We are open the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month. Female clients are able to shop from 10:00am – 1:00pm and male clients are able to shop from 1:30pm -2:30pm. For a complete, printable schedule, click here.

Donations:

Updated 7.10.20 – The YWCA Elgin is not accepting clothing donations for our Clothing Center or Cinderella’s Closet at this time and until further notice.
We are 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 make sure that we can accommodate your donation, 847.742.7930.

Volunteering

Our Clothing Distribution Center is in constant need of individuals to help sort incoming donations and customer service. Volunteer opportunities are available most Wednesdays from 9:45 am -3:00 pm. To become a volunteer please email Sherry Kinser, Clothing Center Administrator, at skinser@ywcaelgin.org.

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.

 

#STOPASIANHATE: YWCA Stands in Solidarity with AAPI Communities
At YWCA, we are unwavering in our demand for justice and in our commitment to creating a world in which all women, girls, and people of color can thrive. This is why we are devastated by the ongoing violence against Asian Americans that has ravaged our country during such a trying time, and we send our condolences to the lives lost in Georgia last week. Additionally, the mass shooting in Colorado reminded us of the horrors of hate that often feeds into gun violence. Two times in one week, our nation was ravaged by mass shootings, which make it clear that the tragic incidents of gun violence and hateful domestic terrorism have plagued our country for far too long.
These events have invigorated YWCA’s commitment to addressing structural inequality and racism across all communities of color, deepening our work to advocate for equity and justice. All Americans, especially people of color, should feel safe in spas, grocery stores, schools, churches, and in their own communities. We have and will continue to do this work; demanding a safe world of equity and human decency until injustice is rooted out until institutions are transformed, and until justice just is.