I'm definitely going to keep some, just not all. I have a few that I wear over and over and some that I have never worn at all (from races). Of course, I'll never, ever, ever get rid of my JASR SP shirt. It's a collectors item!!
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I've heard of quite a few people that make quilts out of their t-shirts. But donating would be great too. I hadn't heard of places that can take them and use them to make new material but that sounds interesting too.
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Fitness Minutes: (18,590) Posts: 3,197 4/16/12 11:34 A
I think donating race shirts to kids' run clubs is a great idea! They would love that!!! I don't know of anyone myself. Sorry. I usually just keep them for pyjamas. Once in awhile I've used the as 'cast off shirts' at rainy or sort of chilly races. Our local run clubs pick those up and donate the to Goodwill.
You're such a thoughtful person, Jen!
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My local gym has a bin by the door to put "old" shoes in for donations, so I'm sure there are many other local gyms out there that do the same. If they don't and you're a member, would be a great thing to start!
I have a question for all of you. What do you do with your old running clothes or shirts and shorts that you get from races that you don't wear? The reason that I am asking is because I have quite a few already in my 18 months of running that I am holding onto for some unknown reason.
I heard about running clubs donating old shoes to lower income schools and was wondering if there is an organization out there that accepts clothing? Runners and walkers are such good people, and I think that they would be willing to part with some of their old or unworn clothing if they knew that there were kids out there who would appreciate them.
What are your thoughts? I think there are benefits to this, and since I am brainstorming and excited about it, I wanted to see how others felt about it. Thanks!
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