I like to hold regular clothing swaps with my stylish friends. Invariably, we all purge a few bags of old clothes and walk away with a tidy pile. What to do with the perfectly-good remaining clothes? Here’s a new answer to that old question:
The Giving Effect is a new website that makes it easy to discover who needs your stuff. Donors browse the site by needs, location, or categories to find a cause, then complete a simple form to arrange a pickup, drop off, or shipment.
Last time I checked, there were 51 charities signed up within the (510) who were in need of stuff. To find causes in your area, please visit our site and enter your ZIP on this page: thegivingeffect.com/explore?swi=nmi
If your stuff is more of the kid gear variety, I would also like to remind you that KinderCycle holds regular events for parents in the East Bay, with a special focus on preemie and baby stuff. Events are organized by the age of kid. We wrote about KinderCycle once before.
The next KinderCycle swap is
Sunday, April 10th, 2011 from 10am – noon
at the South Berkeley Senior Center 2939 Ellis Street (at Ashby) in Berkeley
$5 with stuff to swap / $10 without
for ages Newborn – 6 year olds
Clean out your closets and help another East Bay family while you’re at it.
[photo of child from kindercycle.org. photo of whitney that she hates from my secret archive]