Dignity U Wear


Dignity U Wear Fast Facts

New Clothes. New Life.

Dignity U Wear Foundation, Inc. was founded in April 2000 in Jacksonville, Florida, by philanthropist and Holocaust survivor, Henri Landwirth. “I know what it means not to have clothes – to be stripped of dignity and to give up all hope,” says Henri. “And when I see children suffering indignities, I know we have to help.”

 Henri founded Dignity U Wear to create real change in the lives of children and adults in need. Change, you can see – change that restores broken spirits and restores hope

and self-esteem. That is why only brand new clothes are distributed.


To positively impact the lives of children and their families in need by providing brand new clothing at no cost to the recipients.

Our Work

Through 2014 fiscal year end, Dignity has donated:

  • Over 8 million pieces of brand new clothing,
  • valued at over $150 million,
  • to more than 820,000 children, men and women throughout the US

Clothing is distributed to individuals through a network of 130+ nonprofit social service agencies in over 43 states.

Efficient Nonprofit

Thanks to our business model and great industry partners, Dignity U Wear is one of the best bargains in philanthropy maintaining a fundraising and management cost ratio below 5%!

95% of clothing received from manufacturers is sorted, inventoried, packed (by requested size, and gender) and shipped to recipient agencies by volunteers.

Our Partners

New clothing is donated by manufacturers, distributors and retailers. Our largest apparel indus­try partners at this time include:

  • Brooks Brothers
  • Buffalo Jeans
  • The Cato Corporationparel
  • Destination Maternity
  • Jockey
  • Men’s Wearhouse
  • Phillips Van Heusen
  • Potpourri
  • San Mar
  • Tommy Hilfiger
  • Venus

Donated clothing includes excess inventory, samples, IRs, cancellations, logo overruns and seasonal merchandise.

Areas of Emphasis

  • School Clothing for Children – Removing a barrier to education by providing new clothing to school children in need.
  • Veterans – Providing work-appropriate clothing for veterans seeking employment and basic clothing necessities.
  • Women & Girls in Crisis - Helping women in crisis get back into the mainstream by providing appropriate attire for job interviews.


Volunteers - the Heart of our mission!

Make a Difference with Dignity U Wear

At Dignity U Wear we focus on one thing, procuring new clothing and delivering it to our partner agencies for distribution to those in need. Our gifts of clothing accelerate the progress people in traumatic circumstances make toward a better life.

How You Can Help

We have volunteer opportunities available! Volunteers sort brand new donated clothing to ready it for distribution to people in need, processing 95% of the incoming merchandise. We are truly grateful to have the support of the community and appreciate your interest in helping.

Volunteer Hours

Tuesday - Friday 9am - 12pm or 12:30 - 3:30pm Saturday - 9am - 12pm

It is very simple: choose a date and time frame that you would like to volunteer, contact us and we will check availability and get you signed up. The minimum age to volunteer is 16.

For more information or to sign up to volunteer, contact Jamie Mullis at jmullis@dignityuwear.org or 904.636.9455 ext. 10.

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