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Old 05-16-2015, 09:01 PM
 
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Find a homeless shelter, or a shelter for women who are victims of domestic violence. Give them away on Freecycle. Don't waste resources by throwing them away.
I prefer to give to organizations that directly aid individuals in need, but many of them do not have the personnel or space to sort and store donated clothing, so they don't accept in-kind donations. I have found that a church in an immigrant community, or one that does foreign missionary work, can be a good place to make clothing donations that will reach people in need, rather than people looking for a bargain at Goodwill.
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Old 05-17-2015, 04:09 AM
 
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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I prefer to give to organizations that directly aid individuals in need, but many of them do not have the personnel or space to sort and store donated clothing, so they don't accept in-kind donations. I have found that a church in an immigrant community, or one that does foreign missionary work, can be a good place to make clothing donations that will reach people in need, rather than people looking for a bargain at Goodwill.


Send them to Nepal.
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Old 05-17-2015, 05:13 AM
 
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I have a lot of oversized clothes that I don't wear anymore. I'm thinking about just trashing them. I heard those clothes bins on the street are for-profit instead of non-profit.

What should I do?
Does it matter? The main thing is to get rid of them.
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Old 05-17-2015, 06:03 AM
 
Location: Finally in NC
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Is this real?
you can't figure out that you should donate them to people who might be less fortunate? I'd do any charity other than Goodwill.
Would you seriously THROW away something others might need?
Wasteful. SMH
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Old 05-17-2015, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Southern Most New Jersey
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I first offer good used clothing to friends.
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Old 05-17-2015, 08:03 AM
 
Location: The World
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You can always offer them for free on Craigslist or on a Facebook yard sale site for your area. Yeah, sometimes people will take them and then turn around and sell them, but who cares? It's still better than throwing them away.

You can also take them to the Salvation Army.
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Old 05-17-2015, 08:45 AM
 
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Does it matter? The main thing is to get rid of them.
Agree. Unless you are a hoarder, then keep them
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Old 05-17-2015, 08:53 AM
 
Location: I am right here.
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I have various groups calling me almost weekly, asking if I have anything to donate...they will stop by with their truck to pick up items. Veterans Groups, Lupus groups, etc. Otherwise, look up thrift stores near you and ask when you can donate.

Get a receipt. You CAN deduct if you itemize. The poster who mentioned to not bother with the receipt was not correct.
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Old 05-17-2015, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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Find a charity that resonates with you and see if they have a thrift shop. I donate my items to several thrift stores whose proceeds go to animal rescue. Please don't throw something away that can do good for others.

If your items are in very good shape and you need money, check out consignment shops. Often clothes in the larger sizes are scarce and they will probably sell quite well.
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Old 05-17-2015, 10:56 AM
 
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Donate them to someone who needs them.
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