I’m all about donating as I shared with you in my posts A Bitter Sweet Day & The Bottomless Goodwill Basket, and obviously so is my little sis. Here’s a post she wrote to share with you on the places she donates and why. I hope you find it helpful?!?
For me (city chic’s little sis, Michelle, also known as Chelf) donating unneeded items is an easy way to give back to the community. Not only does it make me feel good that I am helping people in need but I can also get a tax write off. So here is a short list of places I like to donate:
- Womens shelter – great for womens clothes, childrens clothes, and toiletry items, or anything you can think of that would help a mother start her life over.
- Homeless shelter – same as womens. Both shelters are great places to volunteer your time as well to help those less fortunate.
- Food Bank – food items of course. This was a great place for me to donate baby food when my daughter moved up to table food (and unused unopened formula).
- YMCA – in my area there is a sale every January at the local YMCA. Mom’s basically swap childrens clothes for very cheap. Great place to get winter coats that are gently used.
- Churches – some can assist in this manner, but you can also just keep your eyes and ears open for people in your church that could use a helping hand. Your clergyman could help you with any donations as well.
- Amvets – they even come to my house. What could be easier than that? Check out their website for a list of items they accept.
- Lupus Foundation – they also come to my house. I have only donated clothes to this organization, but check with your local chapter for a list.
- And last but not least, Goodwill. Everyone thinks of Goodwill for donating and I highly suggest them. They have locations for drop off everywhere it seems. In addition they will give you a donation value list of normal items donated. They accept almost everything.
I am sure I missed some, so please leave a post for any locations for donations that have worked for you.