STRIVE DC’s Career Gear Clothing Closet program provides business suits, shoes, and ties to low-income men and young adults who are engaging the job market. Many of our clients are returning citizens, veterans, homeless or long-term unemployed.

Partner agencies are invited to refer men to Career Gear for professional  clothing for::

1. Interview Appointments

2. Start of Employment

Agencies interested in referring men to Career Gear must first become a Referring Partner. Please complete the Referring Partner Application and fax it to: 202-484-21352. We will schedule an appointment so you can learn more about STRIVE DC’s Career Gear Program and how to become our Referring Partner.


If you have slightly worn professional men’s clothing (suits, shirts, ties, belts, shoes) and would like to donate, we receive donations Monday through Friday, from 9:00am to 4:00pm. If you cannot drop off clothing at that time, please email to make other arrangements.

If your company or organization is interested in conducting a SUIT DRIVE on behalf of STRIVE DCs Career Gear, please refer to our HOW TO RUN A STRIVE DC SUIT DRIVE PACKAGE