The Perfect Fit for Working Women

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I feel much more prepared for my new job and feel more confident about those early ‘new kid’ days. I know now that I will succeed!
Susan S., Perfect Fit Client

Empowering Women with Style and Confidence since 2000

Perfect Fit

At the Perfect Fit for Working Women, a program of the YWCA Allentown, more than 700 women each year find the clothing and confidence necessary to start a job and grow a career.

 

Services

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 10,000 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.


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Clothing Donations

Thank you for trusting the Perfect Fit with your clothing donations. Our community needs and appreciates them!

Donations are accepted Monday-Friday, by appointment only, to allow us to focus on serving our clients with the level of care and attention they deserve. Please be patient with us as we navigate these challenges together, as a community.

We always need new or like-new, current, modern style, clean and ready to wear :

  • business and business casual clothing, especially in sizes 14-28
  • casual clothing
  • scrubs
  • maternity clothing
  • winter coats and gloves
  • dress shoes, sneakers, work boots, steel-toed shoes
  • costume jewelry
  • handbags
  • new undergarments
  • new makeup and toiletries
  • amazon.com gift cards to purchase specialty clothing items

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,

Perfect Fit Clothing Dropoff Directions:
Follow 6th Street to Linden Street
Turn LEFT on Linden Street
Take your FIRST LEFT onto N Emery Street (the alley before the ArtsWalk Parking Garage)
At the top of the street, turn RIGHT onto the Allentown ArtsWalk
Stop in front of the garage and call us at (610) 871-5060 and we will meet you at your car to retrieve your donation.
To EXIT to Hamilton Street:
Continue straight and turn LEFT onto N Church Street (before Frutta Bowls)

Clothing Dropoff Map

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.

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