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Updated 1.5.22 – The Clothing Distribution Center is now open by appointment on the day indicated on the calendar below. To schedule an appointment please call Clothing Distribution Center Coordinator, Sherry Kinser at (847) 815-0502.

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. Facemasks are required during your visit.

Clothing Center Rules 2021-22 Schedule

Hours of Operation:

We are open the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month. Female clients are able to shop from 9:30am – 1:00pm and male clients are able to shop from 1:30pm -2:30pm. For a complete, printable schedule, click here.


Updated 1.18.22 – The YWCA Elgin will not be accepting clothing donations from February 1 through April 1, 2022. Prom dress donations will still be accepted during this time.

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.


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 9:30 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.