Before and after every major holiday sale, I like to go through my things and decide what should stay and what should go. Items that bring me joy, I keep. Items that don’t fit quite like they used to or haven’t been worn in months, go. It helps keep my closet clean and organized—and full of items I truly love.
Since Black Friday weekend has come and gone, I’ve done my closet purge. And? I’m letting go of two coats, three pairs of boots, two pairs of pants, and at least a top of two. What I love now, is the next step.
I know some people have a hard time letting go of clothes. Pieces can be personal. Memorable. But when I keep in mind the after part of giving things away, it makes letting go a little bit easier—and a whole lot more special.
There are two great places to donate your clothes (and other items) to in Pasadena—Good Will and Salvation Army.
Get this—when you donate your items to Good Will, you help create jobs. This year, because of people’s donations, 237,606 people went back to work. Plus, by donating, you help keep “billions of pounds of clothing and household items out of landfills.” That’s incredible!
Or, give to the Salvation Army. Here, “when you donate goods…, those items are then sold at [their] Family Stores. And the proceeds are used to fund [their] Adult Rehabilitation Centers, where those in the grip of addiction find help, hope, and a second chance at life.”
All it takes is a few minutes of your time. To peruse your closet, collect items you are ready to say good-bye to, and pass them on to someone in need. Your simple donation will affect people’s lives for good.
So, ’tis the season to give. Let’s make this a good holiday season.
Good Will – 340 S Fair Oaks Ave | Pasadena 91105 – 626-204-3576
703 N Lake Ave | Pasadena 91104 – 626-204-0618
112 E. California Blvd | Pasadena 91105 – 626-449-3721
Salvation Army – 271 E Bellvue Dr. | Pasadena 91101 – 540 N Summit Ave | Pasadena 91103
- 3035 E Foothill | Pasadena 91007
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