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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.

 

Auction Item Pickup

Congratulations to Jeff Gosse for winning the 50/50 raffle and to the individuals that won silent auction items.

Item(s) and the 50/50 raffle prize can be picked up during the following dates and times:

February 10th from 5-7 pm

February 11th from 11 am – 1 pm

February 12th from 5-7 pm

Pickup Instructions: Pull into the YWCA Elgin’s alley, the entrance is off of Center Street. Then call us at 847.742.7930 and let the customer service representative know that you are here to pick-up your silent auction item(s). The rep. will ask your name, vehicle type (i.e. car, SUV, truck, etc.), and vehicle color. Your silent auction items will then be brought out to your car.