The Walk-In Closet provides 90-minute individual consultations on professional business attire to women facing financial barriers who want to join the work force, return to school or engage in volunteer opportunities. In addition to information on business culture and appropriate dress, participants are offered gently used clothing and accessories at no cost to help them look and feel their best.
Walk-In Closet participants can be referred by community serving agencies, pre-employment training programs or educational institutions in Calgary and the surrounding area. Participants may self refer if they meet the appropriate criteria.
Participants must be experiencing financial barriers and in need of appropriate clothing for interviews, new jobs, their current workplace, school or volunteer work.
Participants are allowed up to 2 visits total. Please check whether your client or student has been to the Walk-In Closet before making a referral.
Email the participant’s full name and phone number to:
You will receive a confirmation email from us.
If the referral is approved, we will phone your client or student directly to book their appointment.
What each participants will receive
What each participant is entitled to receive:
- 3 to 4 outfits (2 pieces, plus a blouse, shirt or sweater)
- 1 seasonal coat (in the winter includes scarf, gloves and hat)
- 2 pairs of shoes (in the winter includes one pair of boots and one pair of shoes)
- 1 handbag
- 2 pairs of pantyhose, depending on supply
- 2 bras, 2 underwear
- A selection of cosmetics
- 2 or 3 pieces of jewellery
- 1 or 2 belts