Stand For A Good Cause By Donating Your Old Clothes To Any Of These 5 Places

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All of us have clothes that don’t fit us anymore, or just don’t fit into our closet in terms of “style”. We hardly wear them anymore and think of throwing them away after we buy new ones. Now these clothes are in perfectly good shape and condition, but we don’t need/want them anymore.

But wait! Don’t throw away your old clothes! They can be of use to someone else. Someone in need of them. Someone who cannot afford them.

Doesn’t it feel good to be able to help others in little ways? To know that there are people out there who can benefit by your act of kindness?

So before you think of throwing out your old but perfectly good clothes, wash them and make plans to donate them to a donation centre that will be thrilled to receive your donation.

Here are some donation centres to help you out!

  1. American Red Cross

Red Cross has a donation organization for clothing and it goes by the name Green Drop. Green Drop accepts clothing, accessories, bedding, shoes and sportswear. You may drop off your old stuff at the donation centre or request for a pick up, whichever is convenient for you. The only thing you need to be careful about is that your donation bags should not be more than 50 pounds.

  1. The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is happy to accept clothing that is in good condition. You may drop your donation at the centre or ask for a free pick up on their website.

  1. Goodwill Industries and Donation Centre

Take your clothes up to a Goodwill Industries donation centre and help provide for those in need of clothing! They also accept shoes and here you can get tax deductions on the items you donate.

  1. Out Of The Closet

Donating to Out Of The Closet supports people with HIV. So by donating here, you are providing for the Out Of The Closet thrift shops where 96 cents of each dollar spent are used in the funding of AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s HIV/AIDS programs and services globally. Way to do a good deed!

  1. Buffalo Exchange

The Buffalo Exchange stores accept donations and also provide opportunity for exchanges. You can pack up the old clothes you don’t wear anymore and get them exchanged for items at the store that have similar value. Sometimes, these clothes you get in exchange are also brand new! Now, ain’t that a good deal?

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