The Clothing Bank is one of the best examples of successful Enterprise Development in South Africa. You can be assured that by donating goods, services or money that this will be used to deliver our Enterprise Development Programme.
The Clothing Bank assists unemployed mothers with dependent children to start a small retail business. Women enrol in a 2 year programme which includes a holistic training methodology. They start a small retail clothing business within 6 weeks of joining the programme and they are supported with coaching and mentoring to ensure that they maximise their business.
In order to qualify for the Enterprise Development Programme each woman has to be:
The Clothing Bank has been certified by Empowerdex as a 3rd Party Enterprise Development Service Provider which means that they have verified that the work we do qualifies as Enterprise Development and that any donations (in the form of garments, services, grants, loans) can be claimed as Enterprise Development Points. Donations qualify for bonus points as our entrepreneurs are classified as Exempt Micro Enterprises (Turnover of less than R5m pa) and they are 100% black women owned which means that donors can claim the full Rand value of contributions and multiply this by a factor of 125%.
We offer a simple and hassle free way to claim your Enterprise Development points. Your rating agency will require the following from The Clothing Bank to verify your contribution: