It can be hard to let go of belongings, especially ones that were once treasured. Knowing your unused items will go to a worthy cause can help make the de-cluttering process much easier and, in addition, rewarding. Whatever your item, as long is it’s in decent condition, and whatever cause you support, you’re sure to find a new home for the things currently collecting dust in your home.
Here is a list of 8 Places that you can Donate Gently-Worn Clothes:
- One Sight
Gently-used eyeglasses do not have to be relegated to a dresser drawer that sits untouched. Get your unused frames together and give them to this group that benefits people with undeserved vision needs.
- Fairy Godmothers Inc.
Seeing a niche in the donation market for those with no-longer-needed formal wear, and teenagers who want to attend prom but need the proper attire, is how this fantastic nonprofit was founded.
- Big Brother Big Sister Foundation
Offering mentoring programs to children for over fifty years, the BBBS foundation takes apparel, small household items and toys, and sells these items to fund its causes.
Tens of thousands of people have been helped by this charity from donations made in this year alone. If you have clothing and household items that can no longer benefit you or your family, this is a great place to see that they can help someone else.
- Career Gear and Dress for Success
These two associations were set up in order to help people donate work clothing and supply those in need. Wearing the right garments when you go on an interview can be a huge part of marketing your skills and feeling confident enough to land the job. They can also make the transition once you land the job that much easier.
- Book Donation Programs via the American Library Association
The ALA does not accept or distribute book donations, but they do have a great website of places that will facilitate this endeavor. One of the places to explore is a prison book donation program, which helps prisoners take part in meaningful educational pursuits while incarcerated.
- Share Your Soles
Whatever shoes you have, as long as they’re in decent condition, can be sent to this global nonprofit in order to provide much-needed footwear to the disadvantaged.
- The Salvation Army
This organization has locations in most states and takes donations of household goods, clothing (men’s, women’s, children’s), furniture, appliances, etc.
Wherever you decide to give away your unused possessions, you can feel at ease knowing your sacrifice has enriched someone else’s life for the better. Take a look at the goods in your home and see what you can donate today.