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    Where to Donate Clothes, Household Goods, etc?

    Hi gang.
    I'm going through all my stuff as I pack it, and of course I'd like to donate as much as I can. I'd rather donate to more local causes but I'm not sure how that will work lol.

    First, I remember hearing about an organization that helps provide homeless women with clothes for job interviews. I have some "nicer" clothes I'd like to donate to an organization like that. Anyone know the name?

    Also, I have some stuff like electronics (routers and such).
    And the usual blankets and books and bags and clothes etc.
    Who knows what else Il'l find going through my stuff! LOL
    Is there some place that will take it all.

    Lastly, I have a bunch of toiletries. Some are free samples, and some are used. I'm assuming no place takes them? I hate to just throw all that away!

    TY for any suggestions!
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    Re: Where to Donate Clothes, Household Goods, etc?

    Dress for Success is the organization that gives clothes to women for work/interviews. I've volunteered for them before and am going to a fundraiser next weekend. It's a great cause!

    www.dressforsuccess.org

    Goodwill takes almost anything but cribs and beds.

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    Re: Where to Donate Clothes, Household Goods, etc?

    yeah, Goodwill.....




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    Re: Where to Donate Clothes, Household Goods, etc?

    Thanks Stink... there's none in my area, unfortunately, and the one where I'm moving to only takes whole suits.

    I was hoping for more local organizations (I'm in Los Angeles). Goodwill was a last resort but I guess it's the easiest one LOL
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    Re: Where to Donate Clothes, Household Goods, etc?

    I like Salvation Army to give donations to but either way do not forget to pick up a tax donation sheet for next year's taxes!!

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    Re: Where to Donate Clothes, Household Goods, etc?

    I usually give stuff to good will or this local thrift store. My Bf does not like giving stuff to the salvation army for personal reasons.

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    Re: Where to Donate Clothes, Household Goods, etc?

    Goodwill takes almost anything but cribs and beds.
    And TVs and computers.

    When I do my annual closet clean-out, I give what I don't want anymore to Goodwill. I have 2 small bags of clothes I need to drop off sometime this week. I don't like giving to the Salvation Army unless I absolutely have to because they're anti-gay.

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    Re: Where to Donate Clothes, Household Goods, etc?

    We have a place called Deseret Industries. Great place - they give people with handicaps and disabilities jobs and job training.

    Also a Youth Ranch - I know that they have one in Idaho and Arizona.

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    Re: Where to Donate Clothes, Household Goods, etc?

    Google local women's shelters. They're probably looking for clothes and such and wouldn't care if you had full suits or just half. Plus they might get a kick out of some of the sample toiletries.

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    Re: Where to Donate Clothes, Household Goods, etc?

    Do you have a WEAVE nearby? They're super great since all the money made at the thrift store supports women who need it. Cancer Society thrift stores also donate all the money taken in by the thrift store to cancer research. The employees are volunteers only. Cancer research is always a great cause. Good luck finding something nearby!

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    Re: Where to Donate Clothes, Household Goods, etc?

    I know our Children's Hospital has a thrift store that I drop used items off at. Your local one may have one as well. Then you could drop of your house ware type stuff of there, and then your clothing could go to a womens shelter.

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    Re: Where to Donate Clothes, Household Goods, etc?

    I did a little research and found this list of places in the L.A. area that take different types of donations and they list what area they are in:

    http://la.oodle.com/donate/

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    Re: Where to Donate Clothes, Household Goods, etc?

    Give it to a place that doesn't charge a lot for the stuff.


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    Re: Where to Donate Clothes, Household Goods, etc?

    I like Vietnam Vets, mostly because they pick up all the time.

    Out of the Closet is another great one.

    Salvation Army was the ONLY place that would come and pick up my huge heavy expensive entertainment center when nobody else wanted it.

    Pick a place that YOU want to give to first. Mostly, they are all great causes.

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    Re: Where to Donate Clothes, Household Goods, etc?

    Quote Originally Posted by aimster View Post
    I don't like giving to the Salvation Army unless I absolutely have to because they're anti-gay.
    my BF says they're anti semitic as well. IDK, it's just as easy to donate to another charity.

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