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Once DS #2 grows out of his clothes I would like to pass them on to someone or an organisation for the needy. I don't want to sell them Ebay or make any profit from them. Some ideas would be great thanks...... I have alot of labeled baby clothing and it's all in really great condition. I think the needy should be able to dress their babies in the best also.:yes:
My cousin-in law is collecting clothes at the moment and will be donating them to orphanages in Thailand and other parts of the world once she has a big collection. She is taking all clothes that are in good condition for girls and boys age baby to 16.
Thats a lovely idea. Its what I do to.
Heres some suggestions of what Ive done in the past:
* Offered them here as giveaway for those who struggle financially only.
* Find an orphanage overseas and sent to them (can go in with another person).
*Churches have alot of contact with community members who are struggling... I have done this many times.
*Donate to thrift stores.
*Do up in baskets and donate to a local maternity hospital (have done this before - felt so good!)
*There is a fantastic website with places you can donate to... you can look it up by your state... deffinately worth a look (http://www.ourcommunity.com.au/giving/giving_article.jsp?articleId=886). Tells you what happens to your donation too!
Yay, thanks so much!!!:yelclap: Some little baby is going to get the most gorgeous, worn once Nike shoes!!!:D
When I lived in Nambucca I gave a pile of out grown clothes & some boys things Id bought just in case to the CHN so she could pass them on to anyone she thought might be in need of them.
Jax Tellers Old Lady
Thats so lovely of you I usually donate ours to the life line bins but think i will start giving to people who are needy as in familes who are struggling. There may even be bubhubbers who really need the items you have to givaway.
our little treasures
I was wondering I know we must have orphanages in Australia why not take them there. I know overseas need help too but I really think their are disadvantaged children in Australia too.
I have been wondering about this as well because I always donate to st vinnies or the likes but because it is the trend to buy second hand even when your on middle income I am sure the prices are too high for those that are really needing second hand. IYKWIM
I feel that by donating the clothing to orphanages/charity instead of St Vincent De Paul/Salvos someone else isnt profiting from them. I know they are Non-Profit Organisations and the funds they get by selling someone elses unwanted items goes back into the community but just how much do we see go back into the community. And we donate these clothes for the less fortunate they cant afford to go out and buy clothes for their children or themselves.
I was thinking that for your labelled gear, St Vinnies / Salvos (or similar) would be the best thing. That way someone gets to buy them cheap and the money raised goes to helping even more people. And everything else could be directly donated to who ever you want. A bit of both worlds?
So many great ideas from everybody. DS#2 has already outgrown some of his clothes. I will start my give away collection now.
I'm going to find out if there are orphanages in this country and donate them there. These babies and kiddies need all they can get. Might even look in to donating to an Aboriginal community in North Queensland.
our little treasures
Sounds like a great idea!! Good on you with ebay these days not many people donate much good stuff!! It's good to know that there is people other than me still out there!
I work for an Indigenous Organisation, and know that we are always needing and very thankful for donations of any baby clothes, accesories, furniture or any clothes in general.
Speaking of that we current have a few families that have no baby clothes and have given birth or are due soon.
So if anyone is interested in donating newborn clothes, it would be very much appreciated. Just contact me via Bubhub and we can go from there.
If you do want to donate to an organistaion like ours, just pull out your local white pages and look up organisations that way. I'm sure if you asked them whether or not they sold their donations off to their families you could always make sure that they past your wonderful donations onto their families free of charge. Which we do.
Just remember if you want to donate to our org., please contact me through Bubhub. All donations are appreciated and passed on free to our families. :flowerz:
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