Clothing & Shoes: The Salvation Army and Goodwill both collect and resell clothing at low prices and use the proceeds to fund their own charitable activities, so donations help make a positive difference on multiple levels. 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. Contact local homeless shelters and ask if clothing donations are needed. See if there are any specific clothing items that they need most. Action, Inc., Second Glance, Planet Aid boxes, Winter clothing is always in demand during the winter for warmth drives commonly held at schools, banks, community centers, and places of worship. Special items: such as prom dresses for teens who may not be able to afford to purchase one. Business/professional attire is often collected to help people in interviewing for jobs; Wellspring in Gloucester or other organizations (Rosie’s Place in Boston, MA). Organizations for Clothing/Shoes "Beyond the Bin", Big Brother Big Sister Foundation, Salvation Army, Second Glance. Current Drop Box Locations: Hiltz Disposal, 24 Kondelin Road, Gloucester, MA (accessible M-F 7:00 am - 4:00 pm), JD Myers Pub, 24 Lexington Avenue, Gloucester, MA, Holy Family Parish, 74 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA, Red Barrel Restaurant, 171 Eastern Ave, Essex, MA, Tony Tally Motor Sales, 209 Essex Avenue, Gloucester, MA, Dawn’s Studio of Dance, 42 Eastern Avenue, Gloucester, MA.