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Old 02-28-2011, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Rust'n in Tustin
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Default Where's the best place to donate clothes in OC?

I have a bunch of clothes I'd like to donate to someplace in the OC that will give them to someone that needs them, not sell them and use the money for some other program.

Any ideas?
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Old 02-28-2011, 08:31 PM
 
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What difference does it make if they give to the needy or sell it so they can buy other stuff for the needy?
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Old 02-28-2011, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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I need clothes, Do you have any women's undergarments?

Salvation Army
Good Will

They pick up too.
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Old 02-28-2011, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Aliso Viejo, Orange County, CA
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Iím not sure why it would make a difference, but maybe you could contact a few homeless shelters to see if they could use the clothing. One potential problem for organizations accepting and distributing used clothing, is that it takes-up valuable space. I find it convenient to just drive over to Goodwill and drop-off things I no longer need.

Iím glad that they can resell them to help fund programs.
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Old 02-28-2011, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Aliso Viejo, Orange County, CA
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I need clothes, Do you have any women's undergarments?
Who would have thunk?

Where's the best place to donate clothes in OC?-images.jpg
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Old 02-28-2011, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Pomona
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The only real way to assure it gets into someone's hands is to donate it directly to those in need. Many organizations do the resale route because their causes need the money, not the material.

BTW, unsold clothing ends up wholesaled to a raghouse.
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Old 02-28-2011, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Aliso Viejo, Orange County, CA
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Even if you were to make a direct donation to someone in need, there’s no guarantee that the items won’t be bartered for food, drugs, alcohol, or cigarettes.
Someone can even “repurpose” an expensive piece of clothing to provide insulation for a makeshift shelter, or stuffing for a pillow.

Last edited by pacific2; 02-28-2011 at 09:53 PM..
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Old 02-28-2011, 11:09 PM
 
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After my wife died, I donated most of her clothes to the OC Rescue Mission in Tustin.

The Orange County Rescue Mission

PS, I didn't know Charles at that time...
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Old 03-01-2011, 02:35 AM
 
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After my wife died, I donated most of her clothes to the OC Rescue Mission in Tustin.

The Orange County Rescue Mission

PS, I didn't know Charles at that time...

I was also going to suggest them...excellent place...they have refurbed some of the old barracks at El Toro Helicopter Base on Redhill..I think only for moms and kids..and have other locations for men...

not only do they need clothing..which they do not sell btw..but any foods, soaps etc...

excellent charity..
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Old 03-01-2011, 10:05 AM
 
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If they are clothes that could fit a child or adolescent, consider donating to group homes in the area.
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