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Clothing Distribution Center

The YWCA Elgin Clothing Distribution Center provides clothing to those in need. Local social service agencies provide our clients with their referral. 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.


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 9:45 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.


YWCA Elgin Program/Event Updates

04.9.2020 UPDATE – Due to concerns surrounding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Illinois Governor Pritzker’s shelter-in-place order, the YWCA Elgin will be temporarily closed in order to ensure the safety of our clients, staff, and the entire community.

Please check back for updates or changes.

School Age Child Care (SACC) will be closed until April 30th.

Adult Education (English as a Second Language) will be canceled until further notice.

Family Literacy will be canceled until further notice.

Thank you for understanding. We hope everyone stays safe during this time and we look forward to returning to our regular schedule soon.