All the donations that we receive are checked carefully before we put them out on the sales floor – when you buy something at our thrift shop, you’ll know that it’s in good repair, clean, and in working condition! But what happens to donations that are just a little too worn out for our shop? Do we throw them away? Absolutely not! They might not be “ready for Prime Time” but there’s a place for them.
Many of the items we can’t use are passed on to the Salvation Army or Goodwill. We give re-wearable T-shirts, sweatpants, and sweatshirts to the UCI Medical Center, for patients who need clothing to go home in. The Garden Grove Unified School District Teen Mother program gets baby clothes and maternity clothes, and the Irvine Animal Shelter gets blankets and towels. And costume-style clothing or outdated clothing goes to the Irvine Valley College drama department!
So one way or another, your donations won’t go to waste! Keep them coming – and THANKS.