It’s not always possible to bring your own reusable bags with you when you go shopping. When you buy clothes or household items from a retail store, save the heavy-duty paper and plastic shopping bags and use them the next time you bring a donation to Goodwill or the Salvation Army. In addition to needing your donation of clothes, shoes, housewares, toys, sporting goods and decorative items, the stores also need shopping bags. These bags will be reused at the cash registers. While they may not have a tax deduction value, donating shopping bags is one way to help a worthy cause.