Don't Forget to Donate to Our Silent Auction!

This year, PMI-OVOC has selected two separate charities for the Silent Auction and there are two separate ways to donate. One way to donate is to fill out our donation form for items to be auctioned off for both charities during the LIR3M. Another way to donate is to bring clothes to Ottawa that meet the criteria outlined below.
Note: For those bringing clothing donations to both charities, please ensure that the clothes provided are separated based on what charity they are going to so they can simply be handed off to their destination charity.
Dress for Success Ottawa (For Women)

Clothing Accepted

  • Suits and separates that are modern / current and in great interview ready condition
  • Gently used, clean business appropriate shoes, purses and jewellery
  • Seasonal clothing that our clients will be able to wear right away ( We do not have space to store out of season clothing)
  • Clothing that is clean, laundered or dry-cleaned and on hangers.
  • New hosiery and undergarments (tags on, unopened packaging)
  • Unopened toiletries and cosmetics

Clothing Not Accepted

  • Exercise, lounging or denim clothing, running shoes or sneakers
  • Novelty items such as t-shirts and sweaters with graphic logos or prints
  • Formal and/or evening wear, purses or shoes
  • Clothing that is torn, missing buttons or dirty
  • Clothing that is in plastic shopping or grocery bags - think of your donation as a gift
  • Used undergarments


Suits His Style Ottawa (For Men)

Clothing Requirements

We only accept men’s clothing

Clothing must be new or gently used, and either business-professional or business casual

Clothing must be in style. Before donating, ask yourself, “Will this outfit help a man make the best impression at his interview?”

Clothing must be clean, free of odour, stains, rips or in need of alterations.

Donation Do’s

  • Suits/Dress pants
  • Blazers/Sport Coats
  • Dress shirts
  • Dress shoes
  • Belts
  • Overcoats/Outerwear
  • Winter accessories (hats, gloves, scarves)
  • Ties
  • Sweaters
  • Polo shirts/Solid t-shirts
  • Unripped jeans/khakis
  • Work boots
  • New socks (preferably black or brown)
  • New, unopened underwear, undershirts
  • Watches, tie clips & cufflinks
  • Briefcases
  • New toiletries & grooming products

Donation Dont’s

  • Graphic t-shirts
  • Used undergarments
  • Bed sheets
  • Any items that are stained, ripped,
  • Exercise clothing
  • Pajamas & white socks