Are you unsure about what items are best to donate? Some people don’t like causing us more work by giving us items that aren’t good enough to resell.
Since joining up with Lighthouse Community Services, we now have the ability to send off damaged clothing, shoes and other personal items to a recycling company.
Here’s some simple questions to ask as you ponder your pile of paraphernalia:
Here’s a guide for what items are best for us to re-sell:
|New, near new, clean||Old, stained, torn, smelly, broken zips, perished elastic.|
|Shoes||New, near new, clean||Old, broken, damaged.|
|Books||New, near new, or collectible||Damaged covers, overly damaged pages.|
|Crockery||In good condition, or vintage||Cracked, chipped, damaged enamel.|
|Toys & Baby
|In good condition, clean||Broken, cracked, dirty, mouldy|
|Furniture||Clean, in good condition||Broken, torn upholstery, mould/mildew damage, smells|
|Other general items||Clean, unbroken, undamaged||Damaged, broken, dirty, stained.|
At present we are unable to find any recycling options for crockery, and damaged furniture. Occasionally, donations will need to be refused if the items are dirty or damaged to a state that it represents a health hazard to our volunteers.