How It Works

The Pop Up

Every week, Our Closet sets up a pop-up clothing store that simulates a true shopping experience with tables, hanging racks, mirrors and a check out counter. Our store is volunteer-run, and individuals throughout the Greater Philadelphia region have generously donated the clothing we provide. There is no eligibility and customers are entitled to select up to 5 items free of charge. The store currently operates in partnership with community-based organizations throughout Philadelphia. We rely on clothing donations to sustain our pop-up shop. We collect gently used clothing, shoes, bags, accessories, and coats for men, women, and children, regardless of size or season. Please contact us to schedule a donation drop-off!

Current Locations

The Dornsife Center

3509 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral

23 S. 38th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion

2111 Sansom St., Philadelphia, PA 19103 (Entrance on Van Pelt St.)

HACE Casa de Caribe

       Casa Caribe, 173 W. Allegheny Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19140 (Entrance on Hancock St.)

Church of the Advocate

      1801 Diamond Street, Philadelphia, PA 19121

Esperanza Health Center (Quarterly) 

       4417 N. 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140

CHOP South Philly (Children Only)

       1700 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19145

CHOP Cobbs Creek (Children Only)

       225 Cobbs Creek Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19139

CHOP Karabots (Children Only)

4865 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19139

Upcoming Pop Ups

Upcoming Pop Ups

Click here for Fall 2017/Haz un click aqui por Otoño 2017

*Note: All pop-ups are held from 10am-12pm*


July 2017
7/7 -Dornsife Center
7/10 – HACE Casa de Caribe
7/12 – CHOP Karabots
7/14 – Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion
7/19 – Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral
7/26 -Church of the Advocate
7/28 – Esperanza Health Center

August 2017
8/4 -Dornsife Center
8/10- Jewish Family and Children’s Service – SPECIAL EVENT *Children’s Clothing*

8/11 – Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion
8/14 – HACE Casa de Caribe
8/16 – Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral
8/30 -Church of the Advocate

September 2017
9/8 -Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion
9/13- Jewish Family and Children’s Service

9/20 – Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral
9/27 – Church of the Advocate

*Our Closet will be piloting new locations, so please check back for new dates throughout the year. All pop-ups are subject to cancellation in the event of inclement weather or other circumstances. Please check our website for any schedule changes.

Shopper Testimonials

Volunteer Testimonials

Please join us for our next pop-up shops at Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral, 23 South 38th Street in University City, from 10am-12pm. They will take place on Thursday, May 26, and Thursday, June 30. You must show proof of vaccination at the door in order to enter and shop, and masks must be worn inside. We look forward to seeing you!

If you or a client of yours is in urgent need of clothing, we have an emergency clothing program for which you or the client may qualify. Please contact us at JFCS' Care Navigation line, 866-532-7669, if you are seeking emergency services, and you will be sent a form to fill out. Please remember this program is for emergencies only.

BIG NEWS: Our Closet has been chosen as a finalist for the city’s Community Champions Awards & Grants Challenge. The top vote-getters will receive $20,000 grants! These funds would allow us to reach even more Philadelphians in need, but we need your help. Online voting is from May 18-25, so please register, vote, & share far and wide to help us win: Vote Here!