On Thanksgiving we give thanks for all that we have and then not 24 hours later America celebrates Black Friday the largest show of consumerism every year. No judgement here I love Black Friday I am a bargain shopper and I wait all year to get my big ticket items during the sales. But having given thanks for all that I have and then spending time buying more on Black Friday I like to spend the Saturday after Thanksgiving going through my closet. I pick out all the things I haven’t worn in the past year and I donate them to charity.
It always amazing me how much I accumulate in just one year but every year without fail there are shoes, purses and jackets that I didn’t touch all year. There are so many places to donate gently used clothes. A lot of people turn to Goodwill, I personally prefer churches and homeless shelters. Goodwill sells the clothes that are donated to them for a profit, I prefer that the clothes I donate just be given to people in need. So check with your local church or a homeless shelter in your area and see if they take clothing donations. In Boston I personally give to St. Francis House. St. Francis allows homeless people to come in and get a new outfit every week. They also provide people with clothes for job interviews so be sure to donate that blazer you haven’t worn in a few years but are just refusing to let go of. I love dress for success programs and I’m sure there is one in your area!
I encourage everyone to look through their closets and donate this season. This isn’t my normal type of post but there are so many posts about sales and gift guides to come that I think it important to remind everyone that part of being grateful for all you have is maybe giving some of what you have to someone who needs it more. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!