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messageSomewhere to donate good quality clothes and shoes that have been stored
Posted by franki_k 31 August, 2019 16:34

Hi all

Bit of an odd one, but does anyone know of a charity or shelter that will accept clothing items and accessories that need washing or cleaning before use? I was storing items ready to sell or donate once sorted and it turns out the space had damp.

So now I just want to give everything away to someone who can use, sell or gift it but I dont have time to clean it all up before we move.

Any ideas??

messageRe: Somewhere to donate good quality clothes and shoes that have been stored
Posted by gumshoe 31 August, 2019 19:09

In my experience, charity shops are unlikely to have the resources to be able to wash clothes - they will typically only have a steamer. It would also be very unhygienic for them to have to process the clothes and would risk contaminating other stock. You’d basically be hoping that staff would be able to do so, which is a bit of an unfair burden - in all likelihood, they would be disposed of.

Have you considered taking them to a laundrette before donating them, that way you can do more industrial quantities of cleaning? That shouldn’t take too long and then you’d know that they would be accepted!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was 2019:08:31:19:12:45 by gumshoe.

messageRe: Somewhere to donate good quality clothes and shoes that have been stored
Posted by Sally Eva 01 September, 2019 11:23

Or put it in a clothes re-cycling bin -- I've been told there's one on North Cross Road

messageRe: Somewhere to donate good quality clothes and shoes that have been stored
Posted by Soylent Green 01 September, 2019 13:57

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messageRe: Somewhere to donate good quality clothes and shoes that have been stored
Posted by Sue 03 September, 2019 18:10

Sally Eva Wrote:
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> Or put it in a clothes re-cycling bin -- I've been
> told there's one on North Cross Road


I've never seen one on North Cross Road, but there used to be one outside the Mind shop by Goose Green roundabout, don't know if it's still there.

messageRe: Somewhere to donate good quality clothes and shoes that have been stored
Posted by Nigello 05 September, 2019 12:40

There is a bin at the library end of Barry Road, just near the pub carpark. (I have no idea how much money from the clothes' sale goes to the charity or even which charity it is.)

messageRe: Somewhere to donate good quality clothes and shoes that have been stored
Posted by Dogkennelhillbilly 10 September, 2019 09:59

I believe, Nigello, that that clothes bin is operated by Tvind, a bizarre Danish religious cult. However I haven't checked the label to see if the site has changed hands recently so perhaps I am wrong.

But beware of Tvind, Gaia, Humana or anything with a Danish connection or website.

messageRe: Somewhere to donate good quality clothes and shoes that have been stored
Posted by LadyDeliah 16 September, 2019 13:11

Hi,
I'm part of a women's group who are organising a convoy to Calais to give to the refugees who have been dispersed across Northern France. They have their belongings regularly confiscated by the police including sleeping bags, tents and clothing so they are in need of regular donations of these things.
If you have anything and would like to donate, in a few days I will be able to give more details of drop off points and exactly what items are needed.
Thanks
Amanda

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Senior Immigration Consultant @ Level 3 OISC
Complex case & appeal specialist
[www.linkedin.com]

messageRe: Somewhere to donate good quality clothes and shoes that have been stored
Posted by BrandNewGuy 16 September, 2019 14:30

Sue Wrote:
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> Sally Eva Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Or put it in a clothes re-cycling bin -- I've
> been
> > told there's one on North Cross Road
>
>
> I've never seen one on North Cross Road, but there
> used to be one outside the Mind shop by Goose
> Green roundabout, don't know if it's still there.

There's one on Upland Rd / Hindmans Road next to the corner shop

messageRe: Somewhere to donate good quality clothes and shoes that have been stored
Posted by franki_k 16 September, 2019 14:33

Brilliant, thank you for the help everyone!
Yes, please let me know where the drop off points are LadyDeliah. I'm sure between these suggestions I can rehome my items

messageRe: Somewhere to donate good quality clothes and shoes that have been stored
Posted by Sue 16 September, 2019 20:16

BrandNewGuy Wrote:
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> Sue Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Sally Eva Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > Or put it in a clothes re-cycling bin -- I've
> > been
> > > told there's one on North Cross Road
> >
> >
> > I've never seen one on North Cross Road, but
> there
> > used to be one outside the Mind shop by Goose
> > Green roundabout, don't know if it's still
> there.
>
> There's one on Upland Rd / Hindmans Road next to
> the corner shop


When I passed that bin the other day, there was a woman going through a huge pile of clothes on the pavement in front of it.

I don't know whether they had overflowed from the bin, or never been put into it, or whether she had pulled them all out of the bin (if that is possible).

I was in a hurry and didn't stop to investigate (didn't feel it was my business anyway).

messageRe: Somewhere to donate good quality clothes and shoes that have been stored
Posted by Sue 16 September, 2019 20:19

LadyDeliah Wrote:
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refugees who have
> been dispersed across Northern France. They have
> their belongings regularly confiscated by the
> police including sleeping bags, tents and clothing


That's appalling.

Whatever happened to human kindness? (Obviously I'm referring to the police and not to people like LadyDeliah who are helping the refugees).

messageRe: Somewhere to donate good quality clothes and shoes that have been stored
Posted by LadyDeliah 17 September, 2019 16:38

Yes they are awful to the refugees and have started trying to scare away the volunteers too:

[metro.co.uk]

[www.thecanary.co]

Pretty inhumane.

Amanda


Sue Wrote:
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> LadyDeliah Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
>
> refugees who have
> > been dispersed across Northern France. They
> have
> > their belongings regularly confiscated by the
> > police including sleeping bags, tents and
> clothing
>
>
> That's appalling.
>
> Whatever happened to human kindness? (Obviously
> I'm referring to the police and not to people like
> LadyDeliah who are helping the refugees).

--------------------
Senior Immigration Consultant @ Level 3 OISC
Complex case & appeal specialist
[www.linkedin.com]



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messageRe: Somewhere to donate good quality clothes and shoes that have been stored
Posted by gwod 27 September, 2019 13:01

Hello, I have 5 sleeping bags I wish to donate do you have a contact no/drop off point you can give me?


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