Everyone hates those sketchy garbage donation bins that have been popping up more and more on our otherwise clean streets, but just because that particular way of donating clothes is a sham, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t donate clothes at all. The folks at WNYC crowdsourced a few ways to legitimately donate your clothes to people who aren’t just making a quick buck off of your big heart and good intentions.
2. Greenmarkets: Next time you’re planning on idly shopping for produce on a lovely Sunday afternoon, bring some old clothes with you, because New York’s greenmarkets run by GrowNYC are a legit clothing drop-off spot.
3. Get it picked up: You’re a busy guy; you don’t have time to actually hike down somewhere with a bundle of clothes like some kind of idle do-gooder. Well, the Salvation Army will pick up your clothes for you if you just call them and work out a pick-up time.
There’s plenty of other ways to actually do good instead of lining some huckster’s pocket, so check out the other ways WNYC found to help out that aren’t a bunch of scams and flams.