B.W. asks from Salem, WI on November 25, 2007
What to Do with Baby Clothes...
I have a ton (a TON!) of boy baby clothes newborn/0-3 months, and 3-6 months (and pretty soon 6-9 months too). I'm not interested in going through the hassle of selling them, and I don't want to throw them out. What can I do with them? I'm currently pregnant with our 2nd (and LAST) child, and it's a girl, so there's no point in saving them.
So What Happened?™
Thanks everyone. I've decided to hold onto them until after my next ultrasound (I just want to hear one more tech say it's a girl before I give away all my boy things!). I've gotten lots of requests for them, so they'll definitely be "rehomed" to someone who can use them!
D.F. answers from Chicago on November 28, 2007
You can donate the clothes to a Goodwill or A womens & children facility. They would be greatly apperciated by those that can not afford going to a regular store to buy the items they need.
K.L. answers from Indianapolis on November 28, 2007
If I were you, I would donate them to a charitable consignment shop. There is a place on South Madison, about 3 miles south of downtown Indy, that sells a bit of everything... I think it's called Annabelle's... and I know that most all of the profits go towards a good cause. If you don't care about getting money from them, this would be a great way to be "green" and recycle them.
M.R. answers from Indianapolis on November 28, 2007
Once Upon A Child is a consignment shop that you can take and they'll give you cash for them - not a lot, but if you have a sizeable amount it may add up. Also, Goodwill or Amvets is always an option. Amvets will even pick up.
L.G. answers from Chicago on November 27, 2007
if you are willing to freecycle, my little sister had a baby in Sept. and could use baby clothes (she doesn't really have the whole baby costs money thing together).
A.D. answers from Evansville on November 26, 2007
make a quilt out of squares of the baby cloths. It'll make for good memories!
D.W. answers from Jacksonville on November 27, 2007
Do you know anyone having a boy?? If so give them to that person. Or you could take it to a Goodwill or Thrift shop.
M.S. answers from Evansville on November 27, 2007
Consider donating to a homeless and battered women's shelter - clothing is especially needed as temps drop. Our store routinely donates to two churches that provide clothing to low income children and families at no cost with proof of need. We also donate to a battered women's shelter because a lot of times they leave with just the clothing on their backs and have small children with them. There are also pregnancy crisis centers that take infant clothing to provide their at-risk clients. Most of these places are not as picky as store type services, like Salvation Army and Goodwill, and are just truly thrilled to have anything you provide. You can clean out your closet and get a tax donation if they are a not-for-profit organization - just write down a simple itemized list for proof and ask for a receipt which most will be happy to provide.
J.M. answers from Indianapolis on November 26, 2007
Call around to the homeless shelters or battered womens shelters in town. They would probaly come and pick them up!!! If not, e-mail me....I know my church outreach group would take them for women/teen crisis pregnancy charities or St. Vincent DePaul.
L.C. answers from Indianapolis on November 27, 2007
Crisis Pregnancy Center will take children's clothing up to size 2 or 3 toddler. The last time I took things down there they were SO EXCITED because they had recently run out of little boy clothes. There's a donation center downtown, but I think you could take them to any CPC and they'd get them there.
J.R. answers from Chicago on November 27, 2007
You can either ask around a neighborhood and see if anyone knows a mom who could use them, or donate them to Goodwill(naperville), Serendipity (naperville), Salvation Army, (villa park) or call places like charites such as The Veterans and they will pick up at your door.And get Tax deductions for them all.
A. answers from Chicago on November 27, 2007
Why not donate them to the local charities that provide clothing for the poor, ie Infant Aid Society, St. Vincent's Depaul Thrift Stores, Catholic Charities, etc. They will be more than happy to take these clothes off your hands and give you a tax reciept. Good luck and congratulations on the new addition to your family!