Empower Women With the Clothes in Your Closet 

Do you have clothes that are barely worn or may even have tags hanging? Uncommon Threads is the perfect place to feel good about parting with your new or “like new” clothes, shoes, handbags, and accessories. It will feel great to know that your clothes will be loved and appreciated by another woman.

 

Because Uncommon Threads promotes dignity and respect, we are looking for stylish attire in new or nearly new condition. Your beautiful donations will give low-income women the tools to build self-esteem and self-worth.

Donations are accepted by appointment only at 60 Island Street, Lawrence MA, and are limited to 2-3 paper shopping bags (we don't have the capacity for large quantities of donations).  

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a donation drop-off, please click on the link below or email our Donations Manager.

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Here's what we currently need:

(must be in-style and in new or nearly new condition)

The items in pink we desperately need!

  • New or gently used handbags

  • Sneakers 

  • Shoes: flats and sandals (no boots, booties, or heels)

  • Brand new underwear in the original packaging 

  • Leggings  (new or in excellent condition) 

  • Jeans (skinny or straight)

  • Capris, crop pants and shorts 

  • M, L, XL and Plus tops, pants, casual dresses

  • Activewear tops, sports bras, shorts and leggings

  • Swimsuits (brand new, with tags and the hygiene sticker on the inside) 

  • Camisoles, tank tops and t-shirts in basic colors

  • High-end designer pieces for resale in our Uncommon Closet store (must be in perfect condition)

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Here’s what we are currently NOT accepting:

  • Any clothing, shoe, handbag or piece of jewelry that is stained, pilled, damaged or missing pieces.  If you wouldn’t wear it because of its condition, we will not give it to our clients

  • Fall/Winter items. Please hang on to them until September

  • Business/career attire and/or shoes. Like most of us, a lot of our clients are either unemployed or working from home 

  • Formal attire and/or shoes. We have plenty and demand is very low

  • Jewelry (we have plenty right now)

  • We do not accept men’s or children’s items 

We have switched over to Spring/Summer, so please sort through your items to make sure there are no sweaters, coats, boots, or wool items.

Following are some organizations that may be able to take the items we can't:

Women's business attire, new panty hose: Dress for Success Boston

Men's clothing: Lazarus House

Well-worn shoes, snow and rain boots: Lazarus House

Underwear, socks, and bathing suits that are not new: Lazarus House

Prom dresses: Becca's Closet

Wedding dresses: Brides Across America

Maternity and baby clothes: Goodwill

Children's and teen clothing: Community Giving TreeCradles to Crayons

Household goods: Project Home Again

Check out this video to learn more about donating to Uncommon Threads