In a stunning display of symbolism of the excesses of American society, last week the bracket holding up rod in my closet broke off the wall. In moving everything to the sofa while the closet was being repaired, I realized just how much crap was in there, and that I haven’t worn some of it in years.
It’s in good condition, and the stuff that I don’t wear tends to be things like dressy work clothes, since my office is now business casual. Often I give stuff to my mom or sister, but they never wear suits anymore either.
There is a Salvation Army 2 blocks from my place, but I have this bizarre need to find good homes for unwanted items rather than just ditching them at the first opportunity - I just can’t take my practically new condition stuff and dump it amongst the ratty T-shirts and stretched-out sweaters. I know there are some nonprofits that specialize in things like preparing welfare recipients for work, and solicit donations of office-appropriate clothing. Anyone have any favorites? Or ones that provide prom dresses for low-income high school girls - there are a couple of formal things in the pile, too. Other ideas welcome.