We all have clothes that we do not wear or they do not fit us anymore. What are you thinking? Check this list out and select where you want to donate no matter which part of the country you are in.
But before you do, please keep these things in mind!
1) Keep your used undergarments away because not only is that demeaning but it is also extremely unhygienic. Would you wear them? Think about it.
2) Kindly donate clean clothes. If you can then label them according to type, size and gender, to make it easier for charity workers to distribute them.
The Clothes Box Foundation
This NGO gives away used clothes and toys. They assure donors of complete transparency as they send photographs of donated goods being used by the beneficiaries.
American Women’s Association
This association runs a unique thrift shop which gives away the money that is collected from selling used items to NGOs across the city. They accept everything ranging from broken electronic goods to beauty supplies to art supplies and video/audio tapes.
Where: AWA office at Panchsheel Marg, Gate D, American Embassy Compound, New Delhi, from Monday-Friday between 9 a.m and 4 p.m.
Care For Bharat
Here they come to your doorstep to take the donations. Just schedule a pick-up and hand over your contribution.
Email Id: email@example.com
This Delhi-based NGO help people in cities and villages alike. There are many dropping centres for this NGO Goonj. All you have to do is visit their site and look up the address for your location.
Location: Siliguri, Bengaluru, Delhi, Chandigarh, Kolkata
Contact: 011-26972351, 41401216
Email Id: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dream Girl Foundation
All you have to do is to fill a form online and help make a young girl’s life a little better. Dream Girl Foundation provides education, shelter, and clothing for children. Anything from these categories that you feel will be good for kids between the age group of 1 to 14 is accepted.
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An organisation called Raddi Connect helps the scrap collectors get in touch with people who want to get rid of what they do not need anymore. The raddiwallahs will come to your doorstep, pick up the goods, weigh them on an electronic scale, and a portion of the money collected by them will be donated to NGOs affiliated with the organisation.
Email Id: firstname.lastname@example.org
Green Soles recycles discarded shoes to convert them into functional footwear, which is given to NGOs and schools.
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Kranti is an NGO that works with the daughters of sex workers and helps them escape prostitution through rehabilitative measures. They accept donations like computer parts, books, computer parts, cameras, office/school supplies, furniture, and even kitchen appliances.
Email Id: firstname.lastname@example.org
Clothes for Help
This organisation helps people living in poverty and also help underprivileged women earn an additional income by letting them keep the money they earn from selling some of the clothes in second-hand markets.
Donate at: Responsible Charity Office, 22 Saktigarh Road, Jadavpur.
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Rural Institute for Development Education (RIDE)
This organisation works with children from underprivileged backgrounds. They help child labourers transition to school. They also conduct awareness drives for human rights, rights education, road safety and sanitation. You can donate books, clothes, medicines, and toys.
Contact: 0091 44 27268223
Email Id: firstname.lastname@example.org
The R.K. Foundation
The R.K Foundation tackles issues related to hunger, health, education, and the environment. One such initiative is a clothes bank called Vastraa, where underused/new clothes are collected.
Drop clothes at: No 2 & 3, New Raja Building, 2nd Floor, N.R Road, Bengaluru 560 002.
Contact: Mr. K. Venkateshwaran at +91 – 98451 15256
Email Id: http://www.rkfoundation.org/our_story.html#