DONATING CLOTHES TO T&E CARE If you have to decide between spending your money on food, heat for your home, gas for your car so you can get to work, or clothes, the last thing to get funded is usually clothes. "What I have can last for a few more days." Sometimes we have specific requests for families who have determined that they just can't wait any longer, but they still don't have the funds to buy new things. If you can help out with any of the requests, that would be great. We list all such requests on our home page.
Unfortunately we don't have storage space - so we can only take clothing items when we have specific requests for help! Thanks for understanding.
OTHER OPTIONS FOR CLOTHING AND ACCESSORY DONATIONS
At this time we do not have the ability to store clothing or other similar items. If we have posted a need for such items - then please help out if you can. Otherwise - either save your items for a future drive, or donate them to another local group. Some options include:
Wings For Success - this is a non-profit located in Frazer that collects women's clothing and accessories to give to low-income women needing nice clothing for job interviews, etc. It is an incredible group that does wonderful things to help out area women. They will take good clothing only - no jeans, sweatshirts, t-shirts, etc. Remember that they are trying to help women get back into the job market. Nice shoes and accessories are also appreciated. Larger sizes are especially useful. Contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610-644-6323 to make a donation.
Gaudenzia - Gaudenzia helps people affected by chemical dependency, mental illness and related conditions, to acheive a better quality of life - allowing them to live as productive and accountable individuals. They collect men's and women's business clothing for their clients, to wear on interviews for jobs. If you have any clothes you'd like to offer (remember, they should be in good condition and of business quality), contact email@example.com.
The Palm Tree - retail consignment store; proceeds for items sold go to Paoli Hospital; located near Burger King in Paoli, 610-647-2775
Goodwill - located in center of Berwyn on Lancaster Ave., call 610-644-2533 for information
Plato's Closet - 27 Paoli Plaza (near train station), 610-647-7788; 10-7 M-F, Sat/Sun hours, too; They accept gently used clothing and accessories for young adults (no children's clothing); they prefer top-name brands, cool, hip, and trendy; must be clean. You drop off clothes and they decide which they will buy from you. Typically they buy items that have been in the retail stores within the past 12 to 18 months.
Impact Thrift Stores, Inc. - at 57 E. Germantown Pike in E. Norriton, call 610-239-9848 for details; they accept good condition used clothing, furniture, appliances, etc. See the website (www.impactthrift.org) for items they accept and do not accept; they have drop-off hours, and will come pick up large items of furniture (This is a good option for buying used items as well!)
Second Mile Center at 215-662-1663 (In Philadelphia at 214 S. 45th St - will pick up furniture, clothes, appliances, etc; usually needs a couple weeks of lead-time.)
PLEASE, all donations of clothing and accessories should be in decent shape. No torn or dirty clothing and no broken items accepted. Please indicate sizes and styles of clothing if a donation is to be made to us. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
T&E Care is an IRS recognized non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the tax code. The official registration and financial information of Tredyffrin & Easttown Care may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1 (800) 732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.
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