Kathleen’s Closet is a division of the Economic Empowerment Program at YWCA Olympia. Kathleen’s Closet helps unemployed and underemployed women by providing no-cost professional attire to women seeking employment and those just starting a job. We work with women to create not only an interview outfit, but also supply the pieces to mix and match to create a foundation for their professional wardrobe.
But it is more than a pair of shoes and a nice shirt. Our goal is to ensure women have the skills, opportunities and resources to move beyond minimum wage and experience financial stability. This means that Kathleen’s Closet also serves as a hands-on job-training program for participants in the Economic Empowerment Program. Our EEP trainees staff, inventory and promote this essential service.
Need professional clothing? Call the YWCA at 352-0593 Mon-Thurs between 9am – 4pm to schedule your appointment. Sorry, appointments only as we are unable to serve drop-in clients at this time.
Interested in helping Kathleen’s Closet? Give us a call at 352-0593. Unfortunately, at this time we are only accepting a very limited amount of clothing. What do we need? Undergarments (bras & underwear) of all sizes, an iron and ironing board, hem tape, sewing kits, shopping bags and a free-standing clothing rack. To learn about other agencies collecting your generous contribution of clothing, Click here.