Partner With Us

HOSTING A POPUP

Using the clothing donations we receive throughout the year, Our Closet can come to your location and host a pop-up shop for the community members that you serve. Our pop-ups usually take about 4 hours to set up, run, and break down. We use tables and racks to organize and display clothing, and leverage volunteers to help run the store. To ensure an individualized experience, we limit the shop to 8-10 customers at a time, and typically serve about 100 customers in a 2-hour time frame. While the clothing we distribute is free of charge, we want to ensure a very dignified experience for our customers, so they can leave feeling good about their new clothing! 

HOW TO PARTNER

We are looking to expand our community shopper base by partnering with agencies and organizations that provide critical services to vulnerable Philadelphians. As a partner of Our Closet, we can come to your site to host a pop-up for the individuals and families that you serve, either on a recurring basis or for a one-time event. We can work with your organization to customize the experience for the people that you serve.

We ask the following of our partners:

  • Provide a designated area/space within your site for the pop-up to take place. Because of the number of shoppers we typically see, space needs to be large enough to accommodate approximately 100 shoppers over the course of two hours, including waiting space.
  • Provide tables to display clothing on.
  • Designate one staff person to be our main point of contact as we coordinate logistics for the pop-up.
  • Recruit volunteers to help staff the pop-up.
  • Help us promote the pop-up by sharing flyers with your constituents and partners.

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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!