Donating Kids' Clothing

Parent Q&A

Where to donate a *lot* of older elementary age clothes? Aug 8, 2020 (1 responses below)
Want to donate kids' winter clothing Dec 20, 2017 (1 responses below)
  • Hello all,

    I just packed up over a dozen boxes of too-small clothing, mostly in sizes 8-12. (Twins, what can I say except: twice the wardrobe, twice the growth spurts.) Due to COVID-19, I currently have no idea where to donate such a large lot of clothing. Does anyone have any ideas? BANANAS is closed to donations, and I'd prefer not to give them to the Salvation Army for political reasons, but otherwise I am wide open to suggestions. I also don't want to have to sort through this large amount of clothing myself, so please don't ask if I will pass on a smaller portion of my load to you unless you want to pick up a mystery box from my porch. If that's the case, though, contact me directly :) Thanks for any help you can provide. 

    Salvation Army on Alameda Island was accepting clothing donations 2 days ago as well as Goodwill in multiple locations.

  • Want to donate kids' winter clothing

    (1 reply)

    Hello! I have some new winter jackets and various cold weather clothes for boys 1-4 and would love to know where I can donate them. Any help appreciated

    Go to https://www.onewarmcoat.org/, click Donate Coats and type in your zip code. They have lots of locations, including many UPS stores.

Archived Q&A and Reviews


Questions

Where to donate quality children's and women's clothing

Sept 2010

Looking for suggestions on where to donation quality children's and women's clothing in Oakland/Emeryville/Berkeley. Other than Goodwill drop off center. The archive exchanges were out of date- called a few places listed and they are no longer in services. Any updated suggestions would be great!


For higher quality clothing, I would consider Dress Best for Less on Piedmont Avenue.


ECAP (Emeryville Community Action Program)! Donations go directly to the needy folks who need them. Drop off at 3610 San Pablo. Here is some YELP input: http://www.yelp.com/biz/emeryville-community-action-program-emeryville

For nice business attire for women, you might also try BOSS. www.self-sufficiency.org R.K.


Donating good quality clothing for teens

Jan 2010

I have some very good quality clothes, hoodies and jackets that my teen daughter doesn't want any more. The clothes have been barely worn and I would like to donate them to a local foster child who is in need. Can someone tell me where I can donate in the Richmond/San Pablo area so I know the clothing will go directly to foster teens in need? DC


It's not Richmond, but I have been donating my son's clothes to the Emancipated Youth Job Readiness Program run by the City's Private Industry Council in Oakland. Call Robin Raveneu at 510-768-4402. She works directly with the foster kids and makes sure they get the clothes. Her Office is located in the Downtown Oakland Career Center at 1212 Broadway, Oakland. Katrina



Donating several bags of little girls' clothing

June 2007

Hi - I have several bags of quality children's clothing sizes infant to 4T that I would like to donate to a charitable organization that could use them. I prefer not to give to an organization that ''re-sells'' the clothing. Perhaps there is a social organization that helps women and children in need or something similar. I'm also able to give to a new mother who truly needs clothing for her little girl(s). Great stuff. Would hate it to go to waste. Nicole


I have dropped off my donations at Bananas a few times. I trust them more than some second hand stores. Kasia