Do you always donate your unwanted clothes and household goods to charity shops? Next time you’re decluttering, why not consider donating some to your local women’s refuge?
Most* are happy to receive clothes, bedding, towels, toiletries (full and gently-used bottles), Christmas decorations, toys, household items like cutlery, crockery, cookware, and soft furnishing such as blinds, curtains, wallpaper, etc. Some will even take part-used tins of paint.
In most cases these women – and their children – leave home with just the clothes they are wearing. Can you imagine how difficult that must be? And how brave they must be to make such a decision (despite the circumstances which lead them to it).
When it comes to being re-housed, these brave people need every household item to start afresh, so every little thing we can donate helps.
I love knowing that people in need are going to hopefully benefit from my unwanted ‘stuff’.
Operation declutter continues, day after day, month after month, and year after year.
*Always check with your local service provider as this does vary from council to council.