Susan S., Perfect Fit Client
Empowering Women with Style and Confidence since 2000
At the Perfect Fit for Working Women, a program of the YWCA Allentown, more than 600 women each year find the clothing and confidence necessary to start a job and build a career.
At a woman’s first visit to the Perfect Fit, she is greeted by a personal stylist who helps her shop from our well-stocked boutique of women’s professional and business casual clothing to select the perfect outfit to ace her job interview.
Once she gets the job, our client returns for a full week’s worth of clothing perfectly suited to her new career and does not have to spend her first paycheck on a new work wardrobe.
We carry business professional, business casual, casual, and uniform clothing, as well as shoes, jewelry, handbags, accessories, and personal care items to ensure that all women returning to work have what they need to be successful in their new career.
More than clothing, we offer professional development courses in areas including networking, effective communication, self-care in the workplace, and business basics, while serving each woman with the respect and dignity she deserves.
Since 2000, we have served more than 11,000 women, all referred to us by more than 75 social service partners located throughout the Lehigh Valley.
Please click the button below to request an appointment to visit the Perfect Fit for clothing services.
Personal Care Pantry
In need of personal hygiene products? Visit our Personal Care Pantry. We stock the following items for women in our community:
- Shampoo and Conditioner
- Soap and Body Wash
- Pads, Tampons, and Reusable/Sustainable Feminine Care Products
- Toilet Paper
- Face and Body Lotion
Visits to the Personal Care Pantry are by appointment only and are limited to one visit per person per month. Please click the button below to request an appointment to visit the Personal Care Pantry.
Thank you for trusting YWCA Allentown with your clothing donations. Our community needs and appreciates them!
Donations of 5 bags or less are accepted at the Perfect Fit Monday-Friday, by appointment only, to allow us to focus on serving our clients with the level of care and attention they deserve. Please call (610) 871-5060 to schedule a drop-off time.
We always need new or like-new, current, modern style, clean and ready to wear :
- business and business casual clothing
- casual clothing
- maternity clothing
- winter coats and gloves
- dress shoes, sneakers, work boots, steel-toed shoes
- costume jewelry
- new undergarments
- new makeup and toiletries
- amazon.com gift cards to purchase specialty clothing items
For corporate or group clothing drives, please call (610) 871-5060 in advance of your event to coordinate.
Donations may be dropped off at our entrance facing the Allentown Arts Walk. Please note that the Hamilton Street entrance of the building is currently closed and we are unable to accept donations through this entrance or from cars parked on Hamilton Street.
To drop off donations,
Please call (610) 871-5060 with questions or to schedule an appointment to donate. Messages will be returned within 24 hours.
YWCA Allentown is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and is qualified to accept tax-deductible donations. A copy of our official registration and financial information may be obtained from the PA Department of State by calling toll-free (800) 732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.
Sponsor Outfit to Empower 2023!
Join us as a sponsor of the Perfect Fit's annual fundraiser, Outfit to Empower on Friday, September 22, 2023.
Thank you to our 2022 Outfit to Empower Sponsors!
The Perfect Fit for Working Women is dedicated to empowering women entering the workforce by providing career clothing, mentoring, and job readiness skills training.