With Thanksgiving and Christmas right around the corner, it’s easy to indulge with scrumptious food and new clothes, home wares, furniture and more. However, it’s also easy to forget about those in need right in our own neighborhoods.
If you find yourself cleaning out your closet this season to make way for a new wardrobe, then instead of letting worn attire get stuffed in the back of the closet, drop it off at one of these local donation spots to help out families in need.
The Salvation Army at 248 Erie Street in Jersey City provides clothing distribution to families all over New Jersey. By calling 1-800-SA-TRUCK, you can arrange a pickup of your gently used clothing, furniture and household items or you can visit the drop off box in front of the Jersey City store.
The Hoboken Shelter at Third Street and Bloomfield in Hoboken provides food, shelter and care to the city’s homeless population and they also accept clothing donations from the community. Every day, you can drop off your items from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and they are currently most in need of men’s casual clothing, socks and underpants and female socks and underpants.
If you have old sneakers that you no longer need, then you can drop them off at NJ Running Co. at 127 Washington Street in Hoboken, who will send them to the Max Cure Foundation, which resells the shoes as affordable footwear to developing nations. The result of these sales then goes to low-income and military families who have children battling cancer.