Friday, February 8, 2013

Clothes Donations - HELP!

I need some assistance my friendly followers.  As I mentioned before, Justin and I are doing the 7 experiment fasting with our Sunday School class.  Last week was food, and then we had a week off (due to timing of things) and next week is clothes.  I plan to give away 25% of our clothes but I really am struggling with where to take them.  I don’t really want to take them to a donation center that will put it on a rack and sell them.  I actually want to put clothes on someone’s back that doesn’t have to pay for them!  Any suggestions???

6 comments:

Candace said...

You might try the Lovelady Center for women's and babies. Maybe one of the homeless shelters?? Good luck!

Renee said...

We have a Goodwill Inn here. It's kind of a homeless shelter - people stay there while they look for jobs/other places to live. I took a bunch of stuff there recently and people can have it for free. Also, perhaps a church or women's shelter?

Mrs. K said...

I'm not sure if you have stuff like Share House or the Arc around your area, but both are good places for donations that don't put your items back on shelves to sell.

The Byingtons said...

So I haven't checked blogs in forever and randomly decided to get on blogger tonight. Saw this and had to pass along info about Kids Connection that our church does. All clothes donated are sorted and organized in a retail-like manner. Families in need are referred and make an appointment to come in and "shop" for the clothes, but are given whatever they want for free. There are 2 volunteers there for the appointment that shop with them and share the gospel with them. It is an awesome ministry!! They said they even need clothes from our age group for the older teenagers that come in. Long story short, it's a great ministry that gives and doesn't sell! :-) http://www.dawsonchurch.org/missions/kids-connection

Elizabeth said...

I used to volunteer at a women's and children's shelter downtown called Bread and Roses. Not sure if they still operate. I think they are a part of the Jimmie Hale mission.

HickChickBritt said...

The men's and women's shelters usually take donations. That is where I have taken all of Hayes's hand me downs. Our women's shelter is for women and children.

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