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Old 03-20-2009, 11:24 PM
 
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Default Clothing donation in STL

I'm looking for ways to donate used clothes in Downtown St louis area (apart from Salvation army & goodwill and likes). Anyone know of any clothing drop boxes or any clothing drive in the downtown area?? I dont want to go the salvation army route as they will be selling to a thrift store anyway.

Thanks
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Old 03-21-2009, 03:09 PM
 
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I'm looking for ways to donate used clothes in Downtown St louis area (apart from Salvation army & goodwill and likes). Anyone know of any clothing drop boxes or any clothing drive in the downtown area?? I dont want to go the salvation army route as they will be selling to a thrift store anyway.

Thanks
You do not know much about charities, which ones are good or not and how they are run. Goodwill for example, or in St. Louis, Mers Goodwill, has a four star rating from Charity Navigator that evaluates charities and breaks down their efficiency. The money they receive goes to help those in need in a variety of services to help the mentally, physically, emotionally ill, live more independently.

Mers Goodwill is an excellent charity for example.

There is a long list of others too.
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Old 03-21-2009, 04:28 PM
 
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Goodwill is wonderful.

See about Larry Rice
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Old 03-21-2009, 06:53 PM
 
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Are there any churches near you? Many, if not most, churches with a drop box operate some sort of charity operation on their own, and if not, will give the donations for missionaries traveling to areas where the clothes will be given away to needy. At the very least, those that have "for profit" donation boxes will use those profits to fund projects for the needy. Win-win situation (if you're comfortable with giving to a church )
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Old 03-21-2009, 10:28 PM
 
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Most charities that take significant clothing donations run thrift shops. They root through the clothing, launder them and place the salable merchandise in their stores.

What they cannot sell is generally baled and sold to "ropa usada" warehouses in Brownsville or McAllen, TX where they are prepared fro sale in Central or South America.
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Old 03-23-2009, 02:03 PM
 
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Are there any churches near you? Many, if not most, churches with a drop box operate some sort of charity operation on their own, and if not, will give the donations for missionaries traveling to areas where the clothes will be given away to needy. At the very least, those that have "for profit" donation boxes will use those profits to fund projects for the needy. Win-win situation (if you're comfortable with giving to a church )
Thats a good suggestion. There are a couple. I will check with them first before trying with Goodwill;

Thanks
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