2516 Carter Ave Ashland, KY

About Us


The Dressing Room, Operated by Federated Charities
2516 Carter Ave. | P.O. Box 611
Ashland, KY 41105
Phone: (606) 324-5400
Fax: (606) 324-5400
Email: thedressingroomashland@gmail.com


The mission of The Dressing Room, Operated by Federated Charities, is to serve as a community clothing closet, collecting donations of gently used and new clothing and redistributing to low and moderate income families at no cost.

Daily operation

Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Dressing Room offers free clothing to anyone needing assistance. Customers can visit the facility once a week and get clothing for those individuals living in their household. Some items such as underwear and socks are limited due to supply. There are no residency or income restrictions.

The organization accepts new and clean gently used clothing, shoes, blankets, linens, small household items and hygiene items. Donation are tax deductible. Donations are accepted from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday.


The Dressing Room is operated by Federated Charities, a local nonprofit organization founded by local people to help local people. It was found in 1920 by Ashland area citizens who wanted to help struggling families and children with clothing and food needs.

The organization has continued to grow and has modified its programs to meet the changing needs of the Ashland area’s less fortunate families.

In 2002, the organization began concentrating on collecting clothing to distribute to the needy in the area. Due to this change in focus, the board voted to name the operation The Dressing Room, Operated by Federated Charities.

The facility has moved several times over the years and was located on 19th Street in Ashland for 40 years. In 2011, The Dressing Room moved into The Neighborhood facility at 2516 Carter Ave., in Ashland.