While in the midst of JP moving out of the condo and finally getting through all of my summer and winter wardrobes, she and I have compiled quite a few bags full of donations for our local thrift store. I like to give to the Howard Brown Re-Sale store because it directly supports an LGBT health center, specifically one that provides services for HIV/AIDS patients in the northern Chicago area.
I’ve volunteered personal time at the Re-Sale store, as well, because they always need help sorting clothes and straightening their floor. It’s good to know that its helping a good cause, especially one that’s close to the community that I’m directly involved in. The building that the Brown Elephant resides in is actually pretty neat. It used to be a vaudeville theater, then a roller rink and was lastly home to the Griffin Theater Company. It has really neat, old-school architectural designs on the interior.
Give the world the best you have and the best will come back to you.
– Madeline Bridges
While tearing through our closets and
cleaning out my car, we managed to corral about 5 bags of goods to donate.
Everything from mens to women’s clothes to computer bags and purses to even a nice little pencil holder. I estimated about $311 worth of items that I could use to write-off on this year’s taxes. I’ve also donated earlier in the year but just dropped the items off without intention or need to write them off.
So I packed everything up into garbage bags and put them in my car where they sat for a few weeks until I had time to make it to Howard Brown. Very punctual, I know. But I made it just in time on December 31st to be able to still include in my tax write-off. YAY!
Do you shop or donate to thrift stores? What are your favorites?