So many of you commented and wrote regarding the post about giving away clothing to people who need it. So what we’ve got now is a line to a few great clothing donation sites, for those of you who have been looking just like me, and also a whole host of you out there in a whole range of sizes who want to participate in a clothing swap. It warms the cockles of my cold, cold heart, and I am excited, you guys.
So the easiest way to do this, I think, is that we talk directly. A few of you have made requests in the previous post, but we ought to consolidate that conversation right here. Please post in the comments below:
- What you’ve got, in which sizes
- What sizes you need along with any specific wishlist items (i.e., I AM GOING TO A WEDDING–HELP!; my butt is naked, please send pants)
- Contact info–the best email address you can be reached at. You guys can get in touch with each other, figure out what you’ve got and what you need and what you can mail, and in a week, there will be a flurry of beautiful clothing criss-crossing the country and soon everyone will be gorgeously clothed and ridiculously cute.
Please do me a favor and if you possibly can, don’t just snag clothes–go through your closet and see if you’ve got anything to give away. Make room for your cute new sweater, and save someone else’s job interview at the same time.
If you’ve asked me specifically for any of the stuff I have that I
mentioned, I have made a note and promise to get back to you this week,
if I haven’t already. Drop me a line and nudge me if you haven’t heard
from me by Wednesday. And shortly, I’ll have a list of stuff that isn’t
already spoken for in the comments, too. If any of you are shy about
posting your sizes or your email address in the comments, contact me
directly and I’ll see what we can figure out.
And if you’d rather donate your stuff, here are some of the excellent organizations you can help:
- If you’ve got fancy dresses: The Glass Slipper Project is for disadvantaged high school girls who can’t afford to buy a prom dress, and they very much need all sizes.
- If you’ve got suits or any professional clothing, send it to Dress for Success.
- And here is a whole list of excellent, well-deserving non-profits that can use clothing donations.