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Old 06-07-2009, 05:48 PM
 
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Hi,
Does anyone know where I can find an index of locations for these, on the internet?
I tried, and could not find a listing.
Thanks.
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Old 06-07-2009, 06:09 PM
 
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Housing Works accepts donations of clothing at all their locations: Housing Works: Locations
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Old 06-07-2009, 09:30 PM
 
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Hi,
Does anyone know where I can find an index of locations for these, on the internet?
I tried, and could not find a listing.
Thanks.
I wouldn't use these boxes: A lot of them actually benefit for-profit companies. And, regardless: the contents can end up being vandalized instead of benefiting anyone.

Like Viralmd, I recommend Housing Works -- a terrific organization with many shops in Manhattan (plus one in Brooklyn Heights).
Unlike many secondhand/thrift places
(a) they accept virtually _anything_ useable,
(b) their shops are boutiquey-hip and tidy -- like "real" stores, instead of like junkpiles -- which makes people more inclined to shop there and benefit a good cause; and
(c) they resell items at reasonable prices (whereas many secondhand places either sell total junk or charge ripoff prices for higher-end stuff).

Housing Works even has a separate, nicely-atmospheric bookstore on Crosby Street (which gets big boxes of books from me each year). That's good to keep in mind, since virtually _no one_ accepts used books anymore: Public libraries want $ donations, not used books; and most thrift shops regard books as space-hoggers.
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Old 06-07-2009, 10:03 PM
 
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Don't forget that many of the organizations that put those clothing drop boxes out there also don't re-sell the clothing as clothing. What many of them do is, they sell the clothing to recycling companies to recycle the material and the clothes get destroyed and recycled. I would never leave clothing in any drop box.

I agree with the above posters... a place like Housing Works is great.

You can also Freecycle the clothing to someone in need, which is what I do with all the clothing my daughter outgrows or with household items, toys, etc that I no longer use. www.freecycle.org
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Old 06-08-2009, 05:21 AM
 
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Thank you, everyone.

(there was a lot I did not know about those boxes, as I can see now. thanks again for the heads up. I didn't know they did that)

I will use Housing works.
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Old 06-08-2009, 06:39 AM
 
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I love the Housing Works thrift shop on 23rd Street. They always have amazing items and the prices are very reasonable.
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