Where Can I Donate Used Clothes?
Do you have a bag full of clothes that you never wear anymore and you don’t know what to do with them? Donating used clothes are a great way to give back to the community and help those that are in need. Here are some suggestions on where to donate your used clothing:
Local charities are a great place to donate used clothing. Depending on the particular charity, they may be able to pick up donations from your house or you can drop them off at the charity’s headquarters. Some charities that accept clothing donations are:
- Goodwill: Goodwill collects used clothing and resells them in stores across the US to fund its programs and services.
- Salvation Army: The Salvation Army provides a range of personal, educational and spiritual services to the poor and the homeless. They accept donations of clothes and resale them to support their programs.
- Habitat for Humanity: Habitat for Humanity accepts donations of gently worn clothing that is in good condition. They resell the clothing to help generate funds to support their mission.
You can also donate your used clothing to clothing drives or other clothing donation events. Check the event’s website to find out the guidelines on what items they accept and where to drop off your donation. Many clothing drives take place in the fall or winter, but check the calendar of your local community to see if there are any upcoming drives.
There are also large drop-off bins located in public places, such as parking lots and grocery stores, that you can drop off your used clothing. Check to see if any of these bins are located close to you. Make sure to check the bin’s label to see if the contents are being donated to a charity or if the clothes are being recycled and resold.
Thrift stores are another great option for donating your used clothing. Contact your local thrift store and ask them about their donation policies and procedures. Most thrift stores will accept a variety of items, including clothing, shoes, accessories, and household items.
Donating used clothing is a great way to help those in need and help reduce waste. Before donating, check to see if the charity or organization has specific donation guidelines and where to drop off donations.