Where to donate used clothes

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What do you do with those perfectly good clothes you no longer wear -- the trousers that grew a little too tight and sweaters that never left the shelf, the shirts you wore but once? In response to Tempo ...
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vyshu

South Elgin, IL

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Sep 10, 2007
 
Its a good idea, as people would not know they could donate the used clothes, it would be helpful to soo many others instead of just trashing them, thanks it helped me atleast
Maggie

Chicago, IL

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Sep 11, 2007
 
Thanks very much for publishing a list with telephone numbers, especially for organizations that do pickups. I just cleaned out my closet and have a giant box full of clothes but no car to drop them off at a donation center so I am very glad to have the contact info for those willing to do pickups. Thanks Tribune!
Eric

Bolingbrook, IL

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Sep 21, 2007
 
Chicago is big town and can take a while to effectively navagate. David Jackson has done all the leg work and made the choice of charity simple. Thank you David!
Used Clothes

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Jan 25, 2008
 
Maggie wrote:
Thanks very much for publishing a list with telephone numbers, especially for organizations that do pickups. I just cleaned out my closet and have a giant box full of clothes but no car to drop them off at a donation center so I am very glad to have the contact info for those willing to do pickups. Thanks Tribune!
Does anybody have these numbers?
Used Clothes

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Jan 25, 2008
 
Does anybody have the numbers to places that will pick up used clothes?
Monica

Aurora, IL

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Jul 28, 2008
 
i'm actually trying to find a listing of places who pick up donations such as clothing, house stuff, ect...

monica_e2008@yahoo.com
Betzy

Roselle, IL

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Aug 28, 2008
 
Maggie wrote:
Thanks very much for publishing a list with telephone numbers, especially for organizations that do pickups. I just cleaned out my closet and have a giant box full of clothes but no car to drop them off at a donation center so I am very glad to have the contact info for those willing to do pickups. Thanks Tribune!
Hi I have a question, can you please tell me where your getting the phone numbers, from? I have alot of clothes that I want to donate...
But I dont know where to give them for charity?
If you could please help me out, I will greatly appreciate it.
Crestwood

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Aug 28, 2008
 
Betzy wrote:
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Hi I have a question, can you please tell me where your getting the phone numbers, from? I have alot of clothes that I want to donate...
But I dont know where to give them for charity?
If you could please help me out, I will greatly appreciate it.
Call AmVets, they are a great service to our country men
jon tassos

Elgin, IL

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Aug 28, 2008
 
Amvets, Purple Heart vets, Vietnam vets, Goodwill. Google all of them and you will find what you need.
Louise

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Oct 15, 2008
 
My husband passed away recently and I have a lot of good clothes that I would like to donate to a worthy cause. Are there any places that offer clothes for homeless people or for people who need some better clothes to apply for jobs or to wear to work until they start making a better wage?

I would really like to be able to do this instead of donating to Goodwill(not that it is a problem) but haven't found any place to do this. I live between Elgin and Rockford, Illinois.
used

Alsip, IL

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Nov 19, 2008
 

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Amvets and Purple Heart are from the same family and their charitable status is highly questionable. I dont even think Goodwill still has trucks. The Salvation Army is, in my opinion, the only real charity in the used clothing business and their reputation for helping the needy is impeccable. Google them.
FRANK N

Chicago, IL

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Feb 8, 2009
 
A lot of these places "Salvation army, Goodwill," take your thought to be donated clothes and sell them for a profit!! I want my stuff to go to people who can't afford to buy all of our stuff they're selling at Salvation Army, and Goodwill. I think the best thing to do is take it to a local church who will hand them out to people who come and ask them for help.
Next2u

Midlothian, IL

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Feb 8, 2009
 
There are some shelters and churches in the Chicago area that use hte clothes for homeless and for women who are on shelters, these woman use the clothes for job seeking and such. I know that one of the churches is called "The Port" it is off Armitage. I did the food truck there for the homeless and the shelter that they have is very wonderful. Sorry I do not have a number, but Im sure that you can find it if you google it. They also give to men and boys. Good luck.
Walking In Their Shoes

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Feb 9, 2009
 
Hello,
I am the Executive Director for "WITS" we are a not-for-profit organization. We are located in St. Charles IL. We have a pick up service that goes all over the Illinois region. We take clothes, shoes, undergarments etc.. We do not sell any clothing! I personally drive the items to churches, shelters etc.. Please visit our website @ www.walkingintheirshoes.org contact us via email... Hope to hear from you all, Thank you and God Bless
silvia

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Feb 19, 2009
 
hello, i am single mother from slovakia, eastern europe. I want to ask, there is somebody, who will not have a problem to send some old used clothes to my country for me and my daughter. It will be very nice. Thank you
silvia

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Feb 19, 2009
 
Hello, i am single mother from slovakia, eastern europe. I want to ask, if you dont know somebody, who will not have a problem to send some used clothes for me and my daughter to my country. Thank you very much for any information
silvia

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Feb 25, 2009
 
hello, i was reading about clothes donation in this forum. I am single mother from slovakia, eastern europe. can i find somebody, who will send to me some used clothes for me and my daughter, which doesnt need any more? Thank you a lot for any information.
Citizens for Midlothian

Midlothian, IL

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Mar 3, 2009
 
Maybe we can just take the donations to TOM, MO & JORDAN's and save the Village some tax money
silvia

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Mar 20, 2009
 
hello, i am silvia, single mother from eastern europe, slovakia. I have a question, do you know somebody with good and big heart, who wants to send some old clothes for me and my daughter to my country. Thanks a lot, god bless you
clothing

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Mar 24, 2009
 
Maggie wrote:
Thanks very much for publishing a list with telephone numbers, especially for organizations that do pickups. I just cleaned out my closet and have a giant box full of clothes but no car to drop them off at a donation center so I am very glad to have the contact info for those willing to do pickups. Thanks Tribune!
cna you forward the list since i have stuff to donate. thanks hayareach@aol.com

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