Annual Business Attire Clothing Drive…And More! February 26-March 1, 2024

Feb. 12, 2024

Beginning Monday, February 26, 2024, Princeton University will be conducting its annual clothing drive to benefit Mercer County organizations that collect gently used business attire for women and men. This year, the drive will support Dress for Success of Mercer County, HomeFront’s Suitably Dressed, Mercer County Community College’s Bridges to Success for Foster Youth, NJ Rise, and Princeton Cornerstone Community Kitchen Free Store.

In addition, this year we are pleased to be supporting The Program in Teacher Preparation, a Princeton University program that prepares students to serve as teachers and educational leaders in our nation’s schools, with professional attire for job interviews.

These organizations assist individuals who are entering or re-entering the workforce and all types of business and business-casual clothing in good condition are needed.  This includes suits, dress slacks, khakis, dress shirts, collared casual shirts, blazers, skirts, sweaters, dresses, jackets, coats, ties, shoes, belts, jewelry, handbags, and other accessories. Please bring clothing on hangers.

We will also be collecting:

  • Used eyeglasses to donate to Lions Club International.
  • Unwanted stuffed toys and supplies including beds, bowls, leashes, etc. All toys will be donated to Glad Dogs Nation, an organization that creates safe dog toys from old, unwanted children’s stuffed toys and provide the supplies to shelters across the country. To learn more about Glad Dogs Nation visit
  • Prom Dresses. All prom dresses will be donated to Princeton High School students.

Items can be brought to 212 Alexander Street between the hours of 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 and 1:30 p.m., Monday, February 26 to Friday, March 1.
For more information, or to volunteer to assist with the clothing drive, contact Melissa Mercuro in the Office of Community and Regional Affairs at [email protected] or 8-5144.   

The drive is sponsored by the Office of Community and Regional Affairs, the Department of Building Services, the Office of the Provost, and Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory Young Professionals Employee Resource Group.