Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Clean Out Your Closet For A Good Cause

Thursday marks the first day of spring and it's time to gear up for the traditional ritual of spring cleaning. While it isn’t time to break out the shorts and flip flops just yet in Boston, it’s a good time to clean out your closet and put the clothes you have outgrown to good use.

While there are a variety of organizations that are in need of charitable clothing donations, the Big Brother Big Sister Foundation makes it easy for me to donate. I don’t have a car and I really appreciate that they come and pick up the items from my apartment so I don’t need to carry garbage bags of clothing across town on the T.

Your unwanted clothing and household items can help
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay serve more kids. How? The Big Brother Big Sister Foundation will pick up these items from your home. And you benefit by receiving a tax deduction for the fair market value of the donated items. The proceeds from the sales of these items at consignment shops are used to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay and other Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies in the region.

To arrange a pick up, visit the Schedule a Pick-Up Web page.
You can also call 800-483-5503 or send an e-mail with your name, address, phone number and best time to pick up these items to donate@bbbsfoundation.org.

Just make sure anything you donate is clean and in good condition. It’s a great feeling to donate old clothes and items that you don’t want or need knowing that you’ve cleaned out your space and helped others in the process.

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