We all know the truth of the statement that one woman’s trash is another woman’s treasure. Look at the phenomenal success of eBay. When it comes to used clothing, there is a special opportunity to contribute to the basic material well-being of others. In addition to the usual avenues of sharing your used clothing, such as your local Goodwill or Salvation Army store, consider expanding your sense of community by sharing your gently used clothes with others for whom you would be making dreams come true.
Dress For Success, is an international non-profit organization dedicated to promoting “the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.” Donations of suits, blouses, business shoes, briefcases and the like can be made at one of their 85 affiliates across the U.S., Canada, the U.K., the Netherlands and New Zealand.
Career Gear promotes the gainful employment and self-sufficiency of disadvantaged men actively seeking employment. They collect and distribute business attire, including suits, shirts, belts, ties, shoes, and overcoats.
The Glass Slipper Project collects and distributes gently used formal dresses, shoes, evening bags and unused make-up in order to make prom dreams come true for girls in the Chicago area who otherwise might not be able to enjoy that special time in their lives. The Princess Project does the same in the San Francisco Bay area.
Soles 4 Souls collects used and new shoes for those who need them, including natural disaster victims.