Boston Housing Authority Professional Clothing Drive

Community Event · Volunteer organized



Boston, MA 02111

About this event

Boston Housing Authority and AmeriCorps are partnering for the MLK Day of Service to create business professional community closets. Our AmeriCorps VISTA is organizing a professional clothing drive to create community closets for public housing residents who need professional attire to go to job interviews and other events as needed. The pandemic has affected many of Boston’s low income communities and this will have a huge impact on our residents’ ability to return to the workforce.

While all donations are appreciated, please consider donating used but well-loved suits, blazers, dress shirts, slacks, dresses and ties. Donations will be accepted until January 15th and distributed on the 18th for the National MLK Day of Service. If you are interested in dropping off clothing, please email [email protected].


This event meets ADA standards

Notes from the organizer: All events hosted in partnership with the PIC on the National Day of Service must comply with the following guidelines as well as the most up-to-date CDC and local health and safety guidance. Those guidelines could include indoor and outdoor gathering and capacity limits, social distancing, and travel restrictions. More guidance from the CDC can be found here ( - Masks are required for all participants at all times, including while participating in outdoor activities. - Refrain from eating or drinking as much as possible. When you do, please ensure that everyone is at least 15 feet away from anyone else. - Participants must maintain six (6) to ten (10) feet of separation from other people at all times. - Participants should wash hands frequently for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the restroom or touching high touch surfaces. - If participants feel symptomatic or display any symptoms, please refrain from attending the event. If you have any questions or requests please email [email protected].

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