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San Diego Clothing Drive Helps Women Veterans Transition Into Civilian Life

Women who are transitioning from military life to civilian life face many challenges. Operation Dress Code was created to empower women veterans to reimagine possibilities, reinvent their careers and redesign their post-military lives.

The organizers rely on community donations of new or gently used clothing, shoes, accessories, and purses/bags to fill the pop-up boutique with quality items of all shapes, sizes and tastes to appeal to our diverse women military population. Prior to each Operation Dress Code Boutique event, they host a two-week donation drive where pink donation bins are placed around the community to make the process as convenient as possible for people to drop off their donations.

Donations are being accepted at the following locations from October 6 - 21, 2022. Learn more about Operation Dress Code, HERE.


County Administration Building - 1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101

  • Boxes located on 1st and 2nd floors by elevators
  • Monday-Friday 8am-5pm
  • Free underground parking garage located on Ash St & Pacific Highway

Courage to Call - 9465 Farnham St., San Diego, CA 92123

  • Call to make an appointment @ 858-636-3604 or email
  • Drop Off (Mon - Fri between 8am - 4pm)
  • Drive to the back of the building and you will see the pink ODC Drop Off Box / Sign.


Veterans Association of North County (VANC) - 1617 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, CA 92058

White House Black Market - 1911 Calle Barcelona Suite 157, Carlsbad, CA 92009

Farmer's Insurance - 2385 Camino Vida Roble, Ste 114, Carlsbad, CA 92011

Brightway-The Crumbaker Agency - 5814 Van Allen Way, Suite 160, Carlsbad, CA 92008

North Inland MVRC - 649 W. Mission Ave. Suite 2400, Escondido, CA 92025


South Region MVRC - 401 Miles of Cars Way Suite 300, National City, CA 91950

Operation Dress Code is a collaborative program designed to empower women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces by providing them with the professional clothing needed to transition to the civilian workforce.  Operation Dress Code partners with veterans organizations, community leaders, business groups and dedicated volunteers to honor women veterans with free, personalized shopping experiences at our Dress Code pop-up boutiques.

The boutique is the focal point, but Operation Dress Code is about more than a new business jacket or pair of shoes, it’s about an experience. It’s about creating a safe space where women help women. Where our female veterans can recover, recharge and reimagine their post-military lives.

All women who are currently serving in the military and those who previously served are eligible to participate in the 100% free events. Our goal is to help women veterans navigate civilian life with the confidence they deserve and the respect they earned.

Established in Sacramento in 2014, Operation Dress Code hosts annual pop-up boutiques in San Diego, and is working to expand across California.

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