WEAVE to Work


WEAVE to Work
Empowering. Independence. One job seeker at a time.

How we help: The WEAVE to Work program provides free professional clothing to people seeking to regain their independence through employment.Through the program, participants will work with a personal shopper to select one week’s worth of career appropriate clothing; building personal style and confidence.

Program needs: We always need a variety of sizes, styles and accessories to meet the needs of our clients. Community members and local businesses are encouraged to donate clothing, shoes, accessories and jewelry.

Our Philosophy: We seek to empower our clients by offering them a wide variety of clothing to choose from. We are not a clothing closet; we offer a robust selection of items to choose from in our 2,500 square foot retail store located at 2401 Arden Way.There are no program fees and all clothing is free to participants.

Our History: The WEAVE to Work program was established in 1999 to better assist victims of domestic violence attain financial independence through employment.  Approximately 80% of the domestic violence clients that enter the WEAVE™ safehouse do so with only the clothing on their backs. The WEAVE to Work program was designed to build confidence by providing free professional clothing to those seeking to reenter the work force. To date over 1400 women and men have received free professional styling services, makeup consultation, and wardrobes. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Where can I donate? 

Donations are now accepted Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:30am to 1:30pm at WEAVE Thrift, located at 2401 Arden Way, Sacramento, CA 95825. Scheduled pickups are preferred for large donations. To schedule a donation pickup, please call 916-643-4606. We schedule pickups 4 days a week. 

When can I donate? 

Donations are accepted Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:30am to 1:30pm at WEAVE Thrift.

Do you pick up donations?

Yes, call WEAVE Thrift at 916.643.4606 to schedule a pickup. We schedule pickups 4 days a week. 

What types of items do you need? 

We accept gently used women’s, men’s, and children’s clothing as well as accessories including shoes, purses, and jewelry. 

Do you accept men’s clothing?

Yes. Although the majority of our clients are women, on occasion their teenage children or men, who have been subjected to domestic violence, utilize our services. However, we cannot accept clothing at this time due to a recent increase in inventory. Please save your items and check back to see when we are able to accept clothing donations again.

Is my donation guaranteed to go directly to a WEAVE to Work program graduate?

A large portion of the clothing we receive is provided free of charge to our program participants. However, donated merchandise may be sold to raise funds that support WEAVE programs.

Is my donation tax-deductible? Do you provide a tax receipt?

Yes. WEAVE is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and donations to WEAVE Thrift and Wear It Share It program are tax deductible to the extent provided by law. We provide a signed tax receipt but do not assess the value of your donation as that is the privilege and responsibility of the donor.