Donate professional clothing for the annual Suits for Success drive and support careers of women in need

Suits for Success provides work-appropriate attire to women through My Sister’s Closet. This year’s drive is March 24-25 on the UAB campus.

RS17368 Suits for Success 2017 9 scr2017 Suits for Success Clothing Donation Drive, held at the Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center Jemison Concert Hall;
Dr. Nicole Wright, PhD (Assistant Professor, Epidemilogy) carrying donated clothing.
Join the Commission on the Status of Women at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in outfitting women for success by donating work-appropriate attire during the annual Suits for Success clothing drive March 24-25.

Suits for Success supports My Sister’s Closet, an outreach program of the YWCA of Central Alabama that provides professional clothing to women in need each year. This year, Suits for Success will also support the on-campus entities Collat Closet and Blazer Closet.

Donation items include gently used, clean women’s suits, jackets, skirts, casual pants, shirts, formal and casual dresses, and accessories such as shoes, handbags and jewelry.  

Donations can be dropped off at the lower-level entrance of UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center from 7-10 a.m. Thursday, March 24, and Friday, March 25. The address is 1200 10th Ave. South. For more information, contact CSW at

The first year of the Suits for Success drive collected approximately 1 ton of clothing and accessories from the Birmingham region, and steady increases have been seen since; annual collections over the years have ranged from 2 to 3 tons of women’s wear and accessories.

The mission of the CSW is to ensure UAB serves the needs of female faculty, staff and students by examining and advocating for inclusiveness and equitable opportunities for all.