Many of us like to donate used clothing to charity as a way to reduce waste and give back. When donating, be sure to launder clothing prior to bagging it up or dropping it off; use a fragrance-free detergent so recipients who are sensitive to fragrance won’t be affected. If you have a lot of a particular type of clothing (e.g. kids’ clothes), try to sort them to help the charity save time. Mark the bags with descriptions like “kids’ coats,” “T-shirts” and “bedding.” And be sure to check all the pockets; charities like Goodwill report many people accidentally leave credit cards and photo IDs in clothing they donate.
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