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Clients are either referred to us by community agencies or self-identify a need. To learn more about becoming a DFS Toronto Client, please connect with our Client Engagement Specialist.

In-person Suiting Appointments are available Monday to Wednesday from 12:30 PM – 8:00 PM, by appointment only at our Dress for Success location 5150 Yonge Street, Unit C31. Click here for directions!

Virtual Suiting Appointments are available Monday to Wednesday between 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

To request an appointment, please click here.

Dress for Success Toronto is a volunteer-driven organization. Simply put, the individuals who donate their time and talent make it possible for us to fulfill our mission. To find out more about our current volunteer opportunities, please click here to learn more or email our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@dressforsuccesstoronto.org.

You can make an online donation through the form below. We also accept cheques mailed to: Dress for Success Toronto, 5150 Yonge St. Unit C31, Toronto, ON M2N 6L8. For more information on financial donations, please click here.


Once the donation is made you can expect an email with the tax receipt within 3 business days.

A Suiting Appointment is a unique and personal experience for our Clients. Each woman is paired with a volunteer stylist for a one-on-one consultation, this is a moment where the full focus is on her and helping her shine.

Our clothing donation dates and times have been selected around boutique operations so donation in-take does not occur while Clients are being suited and disrupt their experience. Additionally, designated donation times ensure we are properly resourced to receive, manage, sort, process and display donations in our Boutique. As a small Toronto non-profit, we rely on a dedicated network of volunteers to help manage our donation in-take. To schedule a Clothing Donation Drop-Off, please click here.

Dress for Success Toronto relies on individual contributions of business attire and accessories to encourage our Clients to look and feel their best. Please see our Clothing Donations page for guidelines, clothing drop-off dates & times, as well as more information about our new partnership with Gibson’s Cleaners who have recently begun accepting clothing donations on our behalf.

To ensure that an article of clothing or suit is appropriate for our Clients, ask yourself if you would feel comfortable wearing it to an interview or at work. If the answer is yes, then we would accept it. Learn about our donation policies by clicking here.

Dress for Success Toronto is a registered Canadian Charity (Live to Give Relief Organization, Charity Number: 889786216RR0001) and issues tax receipts for financial donations when eligible. Financial donations of $10 or more are eligible for charitable tax receipts. We do not provide tax receipts for clothing or in-kind donations. If you have questions about your eligibility and/or need a receipt issued please click here.

Dress for Success Toronto is a volunteer-run organization, and we simply do not have the necessary resources or staff to provide this service.
You can find all the details to help you get started by visiting our Donate Clothing page or check-out the DIY Fundraisers page.

Located in New York City, Dress for Success Worldwide was established to oversee and provide support to our affiliates around the globe. The Worldwide office also focuses on strengthening and promoting the Dress for Success brand internationally and developing relationships with corporate, media and other sponsors. Click here for more information or email worldwide@dressforsuccess.org.

Each Dress for Success affiliate location is a member of Dress for Success Worldwide and is an independent non-profit organization with its own policies, staff and board of directors. The Worldwide office licenses the Dress for Success name to affiliates, all of whom fulfill the overall mission of helping women journey towards self-sufficiency. Affiliates provide services to their communities based on local needs, cultural traditions and resources.

Please click here to learn more about the application process and the criteria for new locations. If you want to proceed, email startup@dressforsuccess.org to request an application.

To find out about our fundraising events as well as our partner events, please visit our Events section. If you want to be added to our mailing list, enter your email below!

Men seeking professional suiting solutions and those looking to make a menswear clothing donations may contact: New Circles Community Services | 161 Bartley Drive, Toronto, ON M4A 1E6 | Email: info@newcircles.ca | Call: 416-422-2591

The Dress for Success privacy policy is available through the DFS Worldwide website, please click here for more information.

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