"If there’s a world here in a hundred years, it’s going to be saved by tens of millions of little things. The powers-that-be can break up any big thing they want. They can corrupt it or co-opt it from the inside, or they can attack it from the outside. But what are they going to do about 10 million little things? They break up two of them, and three more like them spring up!"
- Pete Seeger, in YES! Magazine

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Donate Clothes to Shelter Store

The project:
Clean out my closet and donate clothes to the thrift store that benefits local shelters.

An hour including clean out, drive time and drop off.

Why bother?
We go through the girls' closets each quarter or so as they grow out of and wear out their clothes. But grown ups' clothes last longer...usually. If we take care of ourselves, we don't tend to grow out of them, and sometimes we don't even notice they're wearing. They go out of style in some of our closets (mine) or we put up with annoyances (sleeves too short, in my case) for years before finally letting go.

Today, I let go.

Worth it?
ABsolutely. My closet has more space, and someone else will have a new sweater with sleeves JUST RIGHT for them. It was silly to hold on to the things thinking, "I'll wear them SOMEday."

Photo courtesy sra_nelson under Creative Commons license.

1 comment:

  1. This is a good donation thought....to help out to the needy is the greatest religion of these days.


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