Charity Begins When You Clean Out Your Closet

Charity Begins When You Clean Out Your Closet

finding a second home for your unused clothing.

When we talk about cleaning out your closet, we often advise our readers to find a second home for their clothing and other accessories.

Today we’ll take our closet cleaning suggestions a step further by offering some suggestions on specific places and organizations where you can donate your unwanted things.

The Salvation Army is a trustworthy place to make your donations.If you’re donating clothing:

Are you looking to donate jewelry? Consider Indigo Rescue, a non-profit that works to end animal abandonment. Since 1999, this group has held jewelry sales to raise money. Those earrings you don’t wear anymore can help give a dog or cat a home.

Souls 4 sucess helps provide people in need with the shoes they can use to get a good job.Share your shoes

Do you have a closet full of shoes you no longer wear? Consider these organizations when you clean out your closet:

Donate wedding dresses and formal clothing

Brides Across american Helps military and first responder brides get a free wedding dress.Your wedding dress might be a cherished heirloom. But if – for whatever reason – you’re planning on parting with it, consider donating to Brides Across America, which donates wedding gowns to military or first responder brides.

Donate professional work attire

Dress for success helps woman get the job they need through job interview clothing.Help someone land their dream job by donating to these organizations that help men and women living in poverty find self-sufficiency:

Donate furniture

HFHReStore_S_400clr.jpgMaybe your closet cleaning project has extended into other parts of the house, and now you’re looking to clear some old furniture from your garage or basement.

Organizations like Goodwill and the Salvation Army are usually good drop off points, but you can also consider giving it to ReStore, an arm of Habitat for Humanity. It has branches throughout our region:

Donate books

Books through Bars help bring books to prisoners.If you’re trying to donate books, your local library, thrift shop or Salvation Army branch is a good place to start.

You could also give to one of these organizations that deals solely with books:

Donate food, canned goods, etc.

PB_Logo_tag_PMS.jpgDon’t wait until Thanksgiving to give the gift of food. There are several local and national organizations that could use your donations:

Donate electronics

Newlogowebsite.pngYour old electronics might come in handy for someone else. Consider giving them to one of these organizations:

For additional resources, see, or read these articles from Miss Minimalist and Brad Aronson to find out where else you can donate after you finish your closet cleaning project.

And if you’re looking for further closet organization tips, Closet City can help. Contact us today, and our organization team will get started on finding the best use for all that new space you’ve created.


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