Donate old work clothes to: Dress for Success
Founded in 1997, Dress for Success helps provide women with the support, professional attire, and career development tools they need to enter and succeed in the workplace and beyond. They accept donations of gently worn suits and accessories to help empower women to look their best. Dress for Success has affiliate locations nationwide. Check out these powerful ways to give back without breaking the bank.
Donate old formal attire to: Operation Prom
Many take their prom for granted, but for some people, the cost of a prom dress or suit is beyond their reach. Enter Operation Prom. Here, you can donate gently used and new formal attire that is appropriate for teen girls hoping to attend their big night. Some locations even accept tuxedo donations. See the website for donation sites, and keep checking back since more sites get added during prom season.
Donate old toys to: Second Chance Toys
Second Chance Toys has a dual mission—to keep plastic toys out of landfills and to donate them to a child in need instead. According to the National Center for Children in Poverty, nearly 14 million children live in families with incomes below the federal poverty level. Donating even one toy helps bring a smile to a child who faces hardship and struggles every day. Here are bizarre things you didn’t know you could donate.