As the seasons’ styles change so does everyone’s taste in clothing. Some people are constantly changing their looks with what’s in style while others wear what they want. The one thing that remains the same is that each and everyday people are throwing away their used, unwanted, and sometimes perfectly unworn clothes.
This year instead of throwing them out help a friend or a stranger in need and donate. Here’s a list of organizations that accept all types of clothes. Some give them away for free and others resell them for a low price.
Good Will is a commonly known distribution center. It accepts all types of clothes you can even donate shoes, toys, movies, furniture, appliances and just about everything aside from food. Good Will does have a standard that every item donated has to pass. The items that meet the requirements are put on the racks for sale. Usually the items are priced decently low, and there’s usually a sale everyday.
Plato’s Closet is another store that’s a lot like Good Will except Plato’s Closet only accepts name brand clothes and shoes. They’re strictly a retail store. They don’t accept the wide range of items like Good Will does. They do have standards on their donated items such as no stains, rips, broken or worn down items.
The Salvation Army is a huge non profit organization known worldwide. They accept all kinds of donations all year. They donate the items to families in need when there’s natural disasters. A lot of times they set up drop off and pick up donations for those who are effected by the disasters. During the holidays, mostly Christmas, they have volunteers ringing bells outside of locations such as Wal-Mart and Big lots where people can donate even the smallest amount of money to the salvation army. The money donated is used to get Christmas gifts for needy families.
Clothes4Souls is a small non profit organization that accepts donations from anyone who’s willing to donate. All donations are in efforts to fight poverty and help those in need.
Dress for Success is an organization centered around women in the work place. They take donations mostly dress items that are donated to women in need of work attire. The organization also helps women find jobs and remain employed.
These are just five of the many non profit/profit organizations out there that help. Some of these such as Good Will and Plato’s closet isn’t an actual organization it’s a company, but it still does its part to help those in need.
So next time your thinking about throwing something away, anything from a couch to a t-shirt, remember there’s a better place for it.