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5 Places Where You Can Donate the Clothes You Don't Need
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  • Admit it: You're never going to wear that shirt you bought five years ago. Instead of letting it gather dust at the bottom of your closet, why not donate it to someone who actually needs it? If you're not sure what to do with your old clothes, here are 5 places where you can donate them and do a bit of good.

    1. H&M Foundation
    All H&M stores nationwide
    See a list of H&M branches

    Get a 15% discount for every bag of clothing you donate at H&M. Make sure to sort your unwanted garments into these four categories: Rewear for clothes that can be sold second hand, Reuse for clothes that can be turned into mats and rugs, and Recycle for clothes that can be turned into insulation material or new yarn for future products. For every kilo you donate, H&M will also give P1 to a local charity.



    2. Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation 
    76 Cordillera corner Agno Street, Barangay Dona Josefa, Quezon City
    Contact: 732-0001
    E-mail: tzuchiphil@yahoo.com

    This foundation has been contributing to the promotion of humanistic values and community volunteerism for the past 50 years. Their ultimate goal is to inspire disaster victims to contribute to others and pay it forward. Donations can be brought to the foundation's offices, but make sure to call up for other details on how to donate in kind.


    3. Precious Heritage Ministries Foundation, Inc.
    1340 Manuel Hizon Street, Santa Cruz, Manila
    Contact: 736-5867, 0998-971-7176
    E-mail: preciousheritage@yahoo.com

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    This non-profit organization's vision is to bring love and hope to children in need. All clothing donations will go to the orphaned, abandoned, neglected, and less privileged children in the country. You can drop off your clothing donations at their headquarters in Santa Cruz, Manila or at their orphanage in Antipolo City. If you want to spend time with the kids, you can send them an e-mail to organize the outreach activity.


    4. Citizens' Disaster Response Center
    72-A Times Street, West Triangle Homes, Quezon City
    Contact: 929-9820
    E-mail: info@cdrc-phil.com

    Citizens' Disaster Response Centers will repackage your clothes for the victims of fires, floods, and other disasters in their Emergency Response Work Program. They also accept kitchen utensils, mats, canned goods, rice, medicine, water, and other stuff that you think might be of use for people affected by tragedies.


    5. Segunda Mana
    Harrison Plaza, A. Mabini corner, M. Adriatico, Malate, Manila
    Contact: 243-7171, 243-7172, 562-0020, 564-0205, 0905-428-5001
    E-mail: segundamana@yahoo.com


    Under Caritas Manila, Segunda Mana is a program that helps those who are less fortunate by making good use of the things that you don't need, have too much of, or about to throw away. You can drop off your donations at their main office in Malate. The proceeds will go to scholarships and aid underprivileged Filipino youth.

    More charities to donate to can be found at  Spot.ph where this story originally appeared.

    * Minor edits have been made by the Smartparenting.com.ph editors.

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