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Q: Who is eligible to participate in the Dressed for the Test back to school drive?
A: Dressed for the Test currently provides services to students who attend Title I public schools in the greater Middle Tennesee area, and community nonprofits by invitation.


Q: What volunteer opportunities are available for individuals and groups?

A: Thank you for your interest in donating your time to Dressed for the Test! The majority of our volunteer opportunities take place during our Back to School distribution day in August. There are morning and afternoon shifts each day of the event. Volunteers are used in the following areas: inventory management, backpack stuffing, personal shopper, department store “worker”, set up or tear down.


We have ongoing volunteer opportunities that can be tailored to your specific skills and interests.


For more information please email us at

Q: I have items that I would like to donate to Dressed for the Test. How do I do that?
A: Donations are currently being accepted via our concierge donation service. Please contact us at to schedule a pick up time. 


Q: Can I order items online? 

A: Of course! Please visit our online wish liststo view our wish list items, make your selection, and ship directly to us! We strive to make it as easy and convenient for you to support Dressed for the Test as possible. Thank you for your support!

Click here to view and order from our boys' online wish list.

Click here to view and order from our girls' online wish list.


Q: What can I donate?

A: In addition to financial contributions, our wish list items are outlined below:


Primary Needs:

Khaki pants, shorts, or skirts - can be traditional khaki color, navy, or black

Short-sleeved or long-sleeved collared shirts (polo-style, turtlenecks, peter pan style, or dress shirts)

Greatest need: white or navy

Will accept: any color

Socks (new)



Secondary Needs:

Solid colored sweaters

Solid color blazers

Solid color cardigans



Q: I have a question that's not addressed on this page.
No problem! Click here to contact us with your question - we love hearing from you and are happy to answer all of your questions. Thank you for your interest in Dressed for the Test!



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