clothes and accessories to charity and help others more easily meet their
needs. For families struggling to pay the rent and put food on the table,
clothing can be a burdensome expense. This is especially true for
families with growing children. By donating your gently worn clothing to
charity you can help to alleviate this burden in someone else's life.
Brides Across America provides free wedding gowns to military brides. They accept donations of dresses from 2009-present as well as veils and tiaras.
Brides Against Breast Cancer provides programs for breast cancer patients and their families which are funded by the sale of new and used wedding gowns. They are currently only accepting gowns from 2009-present.
You can donate clothes and help someone get a job at the same time. Career Gear helps underprivileged men attain employment through a variety of programs. They accept donations of gently worn, “ready to wear,” professional and business casual men’s clothing, shoes, and accessories that are appropriate for a job interview.
Clothes4Souls provides clothing to people around the world who are in need. They accept all new and gently worn clean clothing making them an easy place to donate clothes.
These guys act as advocates and provide services and programs for disabled American veterans. If you have a DAV thrift shop in your area, donations can be taken directly to them, or you may find a green donation box in your area as I did.
Donate My Dress provides prom and special occasion dresses to girls across the country who cannot otherwise afford them.
Dress for Success is designed to help underprivileged women attain employment. They accept donations of nearly new interview appropriate skirt and pants suits as well as blouses, blazers, jackets, coats for all seasons, practical and professional shoes, and handbags or brief cases. They are particularly in need of larger sizes.
Planet Aid collects used clothing and shoes in large yellow bins located in 21 states. The clothing they collect supports the needy in numerous countries around the world. See their website for the bin nearest you where you can donate clothes.
This organization collects new and gently used coats for distribution to those in need. Coat drives take place in the fall. Check out their website for a coat drive near you. You can even volunteer to organize one!
This unique charity strives to meet the needs of wounded service members by adapting clothing with Velcro closures so that it appears normal but fits easily around prosthetics and casts. Specific clothing items they are in need of include: men's t-shirts, athletic shorts, boxers, and light weight pajama bottoms and lounge pants. They do not need women's clothing at this time. All donations should be in adult sizes. Please see their website for details.
The Women’s Alliance provides professional attire and career skills training to low income women. They accept donations of gently worn business clothing and professional accessories.
One Sight collects gently used prescription eye glasses and non-prescription sunglasses for distribution to those in need around the world.
New Eyes accepts donations of plastic eyeglasses, reading glasses and sunglasses in good condition and metal eyeglasses in any condition. They also accept donations of hearing aids, watches, silver and gold jewelry, costume jewelry, and silverware.
My local Walmart Vision Center has an eyeglass donation drop box. Maybe yours does too.
Indigo Rescue is a non-profit organization working to combat animal abandonment and pet overpopulation. They hold an annual jewelry sale to raise funds. Donate jewelry you no longer wear to the address on their website.
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