July 21, 2011,
K.L. asks from Fort Worth, TX on October 26, 2009
Donate Toys & Clothes
I am looking for a place that I can go and donate my families used clothes and my daughters toys. I have a place here in town that I can do that but I really want to take it some place that needy families get it. Can anyone please point me in the right direction. (DFW area)
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H.G. answers from Dallas on July 21, 2011
Arms of Hope supports both Boles & Medina Childrens Homes.
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V.C. answers from Dallas on October 26, 2009
My church does a garage giveaway. They have a drop off day in November. You can get more info at www.mcfbc.org
S.C. answers from Dallas on October 27, 2009
Captain Hope's Kids - http://www.captainhope.org/
They do pick-ups in my neighborhood (NE Dallas) once a month. I don't know where you are located (edit - I see now that you're in The Colony), but you can email or call them to find out if a driver comes to your area.
Family Gateway - http://www.familygateway.org
They are located downtown in the Swiss Avenue historic district. I don't know if they have drop-offs in other parts of DFW. I drive downtown to drop my stuff off and they're always so appreciative.
J.M. answers from Dallas on October 28, 2009
I just donated a bunch of things to Crossroads Community Service. It is an outreach program at First United Methodist Church in downtown Dallas. They help families who have jobs, but may not have steady income or are having a hard time. It was super easy for me to drop everything off and she was so thankful as their supply was running low.
Call Jean Jacobs at ###-###-#### X 403. She can tell you more about the program and you can decide if that's the avenue you want to go.
L.W. answers from Dallas on October 28, 2009
plano first presbyterian church on jupiter road between 14th and 18th streets had a clothes closet at one time. look up the church telephone number in the telephone book and give them a call :)
D.H. answers from Dallas on October 27, 2009
When I consign some of my kids clothing at the end of the consignment sale they donate the clothing to a battered women's shelter in Denton: http://www.dcfof.org/test.asp.
They are always in need to children clothing and toys.
V.P. answers from Dallas on October 27, 2009
I know these may not be exactly what you're looking for, but hopefully, it helps:
Christian Community Action (CCA) - www.ccahelps.org Although most of what's donated is sold in one of their local resale stores, local residents in need are also given vouchers to "shop" the stores, so some actual people are getting the clothing. Items that we consider "unwearable" (stained, super out of date, etc.) are sent to other countries which have greater need. Drive through drop off just south of Mill/Main in Lewisville.
Cumberland Presbyterian Children's Home http://www.cpch.org/donate-goods.html They only accept "new or gently-used clothing for children, teens and adults (items that cannot immediately be recognized as having been worn)" but I believe that's because they're going straight to the children and teen parents at their facility. Also, "Items... with significant wear and tear are given to other non-profits with the capability to use such donations."
Denton County Friends of the Family www.dcfof.org Like CCA they accept donations, which are sold at their resale store in Denton. "Here, clients and their families are provided opportunity to shop for both personal and household needs. The store is also open to the community. Proceeds from
community shoppers benefit agency programs."
T.C. answers from Dallas on October 27, 2009