If you’re getting ready to move soon, you may find yourself sifting through a bunch of clothes that you no longer need or wear. Many times we fail to see how many clothes we have collected over the years until it’s time to pack them up and put them on your moving truck. Before you decide to toss everything in the trash, consider donating your clothes to a donation center. Donating your clothes will not only help free up space, but will also help other who are less fortunate.
Here are 14 awesome places to donate your clothes:
1. Vietnam Veterans Of America
By donating your clothes to the Vietnam Veterans Of America, you will help provide critical support services for our defenders of freedom in their time of need. You can schedule a free pickup for the clothes you want to donate.
2. Planet Aid
Planet Aid mission is to save all your unwanted clothes from the landfill. Unlike many charities who only want your clothes in good condition, Planet Aid accepts your clothes in any condition. They have over 19,000 convenient yellow bins for you to donate your clothes. Click here to find bin
By donating your clothes to a Savers store, you will help support local nonprofit organizations. Savers accepts gently worn used clothing.
4. Career Gear
Career gear is based in the NYC area and is focused on helping men in poverty become stronger contributors to their families and communities. They take gently worn clothes that will outfit men in business-appropriate attire for job interviews. If you are not in the NYC area, you can still reach out to a local affiliate in your area to find out specific needs or procedures. Visit www.guidestar.org or www.charitynavigator.org for more information.
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Donate your quality clothing for babies and adults to Schoola. They accept new and gently worn clothes that originally retailed for at least $30. Schoola provides you with a label to send your clothes through the mail. They will sort and sell your items and 40% of the sales will go to a school you would like to donate to.
6. The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army uses the proceeds from the sale of donated items to fund their Adult Rehabilitation Centers which provides substance abusers the necessary tools to re-enter society. You can donate your gently used clothing by scheduling a free donation pickup or you can drop them off at a donation center or store.
7. Dress For Success
Dress For Success is an international not-for-profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing professional attire to help women thrive in work and life. You can donate women’s career appropriate apparel to any local affiliate in your area.
If you have shoes to donate, you can donate them to Soles4Souls. Your new and gently-worn shoes help individuals start and sustain small businesses to lift themselves out of poverty. You can find a drop-off location or buy a shipping label and send your shoes directly to Soles4Souls.
You will create opportunities for individuals in your community looking to find a job and build skills when you donate your clothes. Goodwill accepts most clothing that are free of stains and rips. You can drop your clothes off at a local Goodwill drop-off location or schedule a donation pickup service.
10. Brides Across America
If you have a spare wedding dress, you can donate it to Brides Across America. They gift wedding gowns to military and first responders. To date they have gifted over 20,000 wedding dresses.
You can also donate your clothes to these places in your community:
11. Local Churches
12. Community Outreach Centers
13. Homeless Shelters
14. School Clothing Drives
If you have any other suggestions of places you can donate your clothing, please share the knowledge! Let us know in the comments below!