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 About Us

Mission Statement

Mary’s Closet was started in 2011 by members of the Catholic Charities Board of Advisors. The program provides clients of Catholic Charities with professional business attire and personalized attention as they seek employment or begin their jobs. Professional attire is also provided for important life events, such as graduations.

Vision Statement

Just as our Blessed Mother Mary paid great attention to detail, we hope to notice the needs of our clients, our staff and our own members, and respond with friendship, respect and practical solutions. Our goal is to:

·   Equip clients seeking jobs with professional attire fittings, professional consultation and image preparation for interviews

·   Lift spirits and confidence through supportive conversation and interest in the client’s upcoming interview/job

·   Provide appropriate attire for important life events

Volunteer opportunities include sorting and organizing donated items, and or assisting with client consultations. To volunteer please email maryscloset@catholiccharities.net



How We’ve Helped

“I’m trying to transition from the military to regular life. I feel like a fashion model today. I am trying to make a professional statement, and yet I feel relaxed in it. So I will also be relaxed in an interview. It fits my personality because it is creative and conservative at the same time.”

- Regina Nichols





 Donations

To donate for Encore:

Your gently worn designer clothing and accessories for Women and Men may be dropped off at the following two locations:

  • Catholic Charities, 721 N LaSalle, Chicago
    • Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Relevant Radio, 145 S Northwest Highway, Park Ridge
    • Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • For pick-up service, please email maryscloset@catholiccharities.net or call 312-655-7203.

 

Please mark your donations “Mary’s Closet ENCORE.”

 

General Donations:

Mary’s Closet graciously accepts all clean, gently used professional clothing, shoes and accessories.  Clothes can be brought to 721 N. LaSalle St., Chicago

    • Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Please label donations “Mary’s Closet”

No clothes to donate, but still want to help further the cause?  Financial donations enable Mary’s Closet to provide alternations, dry cleaning, and the ability to purchase additional sizes. Please click here to donate!

 Contact Us

For any questions about the program, or to volunteer, please email maryscloset@catholiccharities.net or call 312-655-7203.

 Volunteer

Volunteer opportunities include sorting and organizing donated items, and or assisting with client consultations.

To volunteer please email maryscloset@catholiccharities.net or call 312-655-7203.


 Event Details

New 2018 Date - Preview Party, Friday, April 27, 2018
New 2018 Date - Shopping Day, Saturday, April 28, 2018


Mary’s Closet and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago present ENCORE; a luxury designer experience. Encore takes resale to a whole new level.  Browse more than 1,000 upscale designer accessories and high-end clothing for men and women. Discover great deals from labels such as Prada, St. John, Gucci, Oscar de La Renta and more.  100% of proceeds from the event will benefit Mary's Closet.

Limited tickets will be available for an exclusive premier which features a first look opportunity to purchase clothes while enjoying refreshments.

Preview Party:
Friday, May 20th from 6 to 9 p.m.
Tickets: $25

Shopping
Saturday, May 21st from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tickets: $5

Register here!

Donate here!