Last Tuesday of each month: Clothing donations accepted!

Community Closet donations

Drop-off time: Last Tuesday of each month – 1pm to 3pm ONLY
(Interested in holding a donation drive?  Contact us for a list of most-needed items)
Open Doors’ Smilow Life Center
Street address is 55 Chestnut Street, Norwalk, CT 06854 but please use the building’s side entrance on Merritt Place.

Thank you for helping to fill the racks! Please respect the dignity of our clients and donate only items you would be comfortable giving to a friend or family member.

Please deliver clean, ready-to-wear, seasonal clothing in clear labeled plastic bags or bins (4 bags max per donor).  Sorting clothing by gender and size is always appreciated!

☐ New and like-new shoes, all sizes for children and adults
☐ New and like-new seasonal clothes, all sizes for children and adults
☐ New underclothes and socks, all sizes for children and adults
☐ New and like-new accessories and bags
☐ New and like-new towels and bed linens (new pillows only, please)
☐ New and like-new household items
Dishware, pots & pans, small appliances, etc.  No  furniture, thanks!
☐ New toiletries and sanitary items
☐ Reusable shopping bags

How Your Donations Help

Open Doors’ community closet is a resource that provides quality wardrobes for people dealing with poverty and homelessness here in our community. We serve over 1,500 individuals and families who are struggling to make ends meet.

When you donate clothing that you would be proud to wear, you give your neighbors the opportunity to take pride in their appearance. Good shoes make a world of difference to someone whose primary form of transportation is walking.