One of the silver linings of having to pack up your house and move is having the opportunity to clean out your closets and get rid of random items and accumulated clutter. San Diego movers can help you figure out what items to pack and what to donate to help the less fortunate. Here are three websites to help you get rid of your unwanted clothes.
1. The Salvation Army accepts gently used items from donors to sell through Family Thrift Centers around the country. These stores not only help the less fortunate by offering items at bargain prices, but the profits also go toward funding rehabilitation centers. The website offers locations for donor centers, arrangements for donation pickups and information about being a volunteer and other ways to help.
2. Goodwill works in a similar fashion to the Salvation Army, where donated goods are then resold at a Goodwill store for bargain prices with proceeds going to other programs. The organization also organizes programs such as the Put Your Clothes to Work drive, which benefits the less fortunate in finding and keeping a job by helping them acquire appropriate work and interview attire.
3. While Goodwill and the Salvation Army look to sell donated goods, other organizations use them for different purposes. For instance, homeless shelters will accept donated goods and pass them directly onto their participating members. The clothes and shoes given away by you and your family could be worn the next day by people who need them. This makes an even bigger impact in the winter, as the homeless are often in dire need of winter coats and boots. Use the Homeless Shelter Directory to find an appropriate shelter in your old neighborhood to give away clothes.