1. Bring clothes to a charitable store. The
Salvation Army and Goodwill both have stores across the country that
accept clothing donations. These organizations re-sell clothing at low
prices and use the proceeds to fund their own charitable activities, so
donations help make a positive difference on multiple levels.
2. Put clothes in a drop box run by a charity. Donation drop boxes are
usually located in the parking lots near stores or shopping centers.
You should check beforehand that the charity name on the box is a
legitimate one--there are many organizations that use items donated in
drop boxes for their own profit, rather than for helping others.
3. Contact local homeless shelters and ask if clothing donations are
needed. See if there are any specific clothing items that they need
4. Donate winter clothing to a local warmth drive, commonly held at
schools, community centers, and places of worship. Clothes that protect
against the cold are always in high demand, especially coats.
5. Research special interest charities if you would like to donate to a
smaller organization. For example, there are several groups that
collect prom dresses for teen girls who might not be able to afford to
buy one. Or, you could donate business clothes to a charity that
distributes them to men and women in need of professional attire.