Thursday, October 28, 2010

Reader looking for an East Village charity to make clothing donation


From the EV Grieve inbox...

"Do you know any East Village charities, for seniors preferably, who are in need of good-quality clothing donations? I have bags of stuff I've never had on my back that need to be liberated from my closet: I thought I would try to donate outside the usual places I give to, like Housing Works and Salvation Army...and especially in the neighborhood."


Any (serious) suggestions?

14 comments:

e vill girl said...

I use the recycling spot at the farmer's market on Sunday because it's convenient. You could ask the rep there where their clothing usually ends up.

Alyssa said...

East Village Thrift Shop on 2nd Ave between 11th and 12th or Cure Thrift Shop on 12th Street (http://www.curethriftshop.com).

Goggla said...

I've taken clothes to the Salvation Army on 4th Ave & 12th St. They've always been very welcome.

Bread.Butter.Cheese. said...

Catholic Worker at 36 E. 1st. They accept all clothing and are always very grateful. Additionally, when you donate there, you know that the clothing is going to someone in the neighborhood that is truly in need and won't be sold to a hipster looking for an ironic slogan on his t-shirt.

C Merry said...

Monk which I believe is 91 E 3rd st would be a great place. When they were on Ave A I was able to get great clothes I was so grateful to not have to spend $$ on things it helps to have a cool cheap place to go. Not all Monks are the same tho others charge more.. depends on who is running it. The E 3rd people are the same as the former Ave A people. Nice people to support and they support the community around keep people looking nice and not going broke :) JMO :)

East Village Eats said...

Cure Thrift Shop? Pretty sure they accept clothing donations.

marjorie said...

Mary House on 3rd street between 1st and 2nd aves is a shelter that accepts donations of clean children's clothing and toys. Knock hard on the plexiglass and someone will come out. And ditto what Bread.Butter.Cheese said about knowing that what you give goes to someone truly in need. (And they are SO NICE there!)

Anonymous said...

The farmers market says they sell what is donated as a fund-raiser for themselves.
http://www.grownyc.org/clothing

There's always Good Old Lower East Side that does workforce training if they might be "work appropriate" clothes.
http://www.goles.org

Anonymous said...

I can't add to the suggestions here. (I go to the Salvation Army to drop off stuff.) But I just wanted to say I think it's cool this person wants to donate clothes to an East Village charity. It's great when we can help our neighbors.

EV Grieve said...

@anon 6:38

Thanks! And agreed...

And thanks for all the suggestions...

blue glass said...

the sirovich senior center on 12th street 1-2 has a thrift shop that many of their seniors use. they also raise program $$s through it.

many "thrift shops" are not actually charitable thrift shops. check them out before you contribute.

probably the most "true" giving program come from the catholic worker that runs a small men's and a small women's shelter.
st josephs 36 e 1st street is for men and mary house 55 east 3rd street for women. both are between first and second.
they are truly an almost volunteer organization that does not get city funding and is more humane than traditional shelters.

Anonymous said...

Try the Sirovich Senior Center on 12th st, just west of 1st ave. Run by The Educational Alliance.


http://www.edalliance.org/index.php?submenu=SirovichCenter&src=gendocs&ref=SirovichCenter&category=OlderAdults

Anonymous said...

Another option: Middle Collegiate Church at 50 E. 7th St (between 2nd & 1st Ave) has a Clothing Closet. They donate to anybody in need, those trying to get back on their feet, get employment, etc.

From their website:
"We are also in need of clothing for the closet. We accept all gently-used garments. Men's clothing and shoes are ALWAYS needed as are women's and men's LARGE sizes, work attire, and NEW packages of undergarments and socks. All items should be clean, unsoiled, and neatly folded. Donations accepted during business hours and after worship."

Patricia said...

Thanks, everybody, for the great suggestions! I'll probably bring some stuff to most of them, especially Mary House/Catholic Worker. It's nice to know there are so many places where we can help our neighbors...and thank you, Grieve, for posting this.