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Clothing Donations Instead of throwing away the clothes that no longer fit you, or that you feel are no longer in style, consider taking them to a place near you that takes clothing donations. Not only are you giving your clothes new life, you may be giving hope and help to someone who otherwise feels hopeless. You can give clothing donations to your local Salvation Army, or you can give them during one of the many clothing drives your community may hold many times during the year. If you give your clothing donations to the Salvation Army or your local thrift store, make sure they are clean and not ripped or stained. They may also take almost any other items in your home that you want to get rid of, so do a search for unwanted items before you go. These clothes and items may be resold in your community, or they may be sent to other stores in your state. These clothes aren’t always bought by the homeless or the very poor, as many people go to thrift stores to find great clothes at a great price. The money spent on these items is then used to help various charities in your community for all sorts of different reasons. You can also give your clothing donations to special events. I know in my town there is a winter coat drive done each fall to benefit the lower income families in my area. Your clothing donations can include new or used winter coats of any size, though children are the main focus. These coats are then distributed throughout your community to keep children warm when they might otherwise not have anything to wear. You can also donate hats, gloves, and scarves if you wish, but the main focus is on clean and warm winter coats. There are also places that take clothing donations to help women who are leaving violent domestic situations, or who are coming off of public welfare to enter the work force. These clothing donations are generally business attire to help these women get a job interview. You can feel a certain satisfaction in knowing that your clothing donations are truly making a difference in the life of a woman who just needs a little extra help to get up on her feet. When you donate business clothes, you are giving a woman the confidence she needs to go out there and get the job she needs to support herself and her children.
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