I have five or six formals that I will be donating to one of the organizations that provides prom dresses to girls who cannot afford them. Evidently there are a lot of problems supplying enough dresses in larger sizes, so I want my pretty dresses to make some girl feel like a princess at prom. My suits will go to Bottomless Close, which has locations in most cities I believe, to help struggling women dress appropriately for job interviews. When I go home to the States, I always take a suitcase of clothing to donate.
The rest of my stuff goes to my cleaning lady. She either alters it, gives it to a friend, or gives it to her church to take into the villages (I live in West Africa). One of her friends is a larger woman with big feet, so she is always very happy to get my shoes when I clean out my closets.
As someone said, please do not throw out your old clothing. If you donate it to a charity and they feel it is too worn to sell in one of their stores, or to give to the needy, it is sold by weight and ends up here in Africa. There are HUGE markets of second (more like third or fourth) hand clothing. While we look at it as used and worn, it is happily purchased by people who can afford nothing else. Some of it is also re-purposed into stuffing for pillows, or for other uses.
If you have formed the habit of checking on every new diet that comes along, you will find that, mercifully, they all blur together, leaving you with only one definite piece of information: french-fried potatoes are out. ~~Jean Kerr
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. ~~Anais Nin
Life is too short for self-hatred and celery sticks. ~~Marilyn Wann
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