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While we all strive to live a more organized and simple life, to do so requires effort other than resolution. More often than not we are caught up in the daily grind, that we subconsciously relax the tasks of organizing, declining, and finally giving up on things we don't really need. But with the recent lockdown, most of us have had more time at home, allowing us to focus on certain tasks that we have always been putting off. And one such project is organizing the house by critically examining each closet, cabinet and corner and taking stock of what you really need and what you don't. After sorting, tilt downward by category in clothes, books, toys, kitchenware, electronics, and so on, and clarify what the next obvious question has to do with the things, many of which are completely usable. Are in position. If you are wondering where you can donate your item, below are someplace listed: 

1. Toys for Tots 

Operated by the US Marine Corps, Toys for Tots has been collecting and distributing new, unwritten toys since 1947 to less fortunate children. There are many ways to support Toys for the Tots mission, including buying and donating a toy. A local toy drop location, shopping for a toy to donate through Toys for Tots website or donating money online. Toys typically go for children 12 and younger, although some communities may offer gifts up to the age of 16. 

Contact no: +1 703-649-2054 

Address: 715 Broadway St #300, Quantico, VA 22134, United States  

2. Operation Christmas Child 

Great things come in small packages and make their way into the hands of children around the world. In this case, the package is a showbox. A program run by the Christian organization Samaritan's Purse, Operation X Child, which collects a collection of toys, school supplies, hygiene items, apparel, games, and a personal note. Select the child's age group and fill the box with the items that correspond to that age group. A small donation is required to cover shipping costs. If you donate online, you will receive a special label for your showbox so that you can track your box journey to its final stage. 

Contact no: (828) 262-1980 

Address: 3960 Dekalb Technology Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30340, United States  

3. Clothes Box Foundation (CBF) 

With a vision of 'clean clothes for all', CBF is not for profit organization, started in 2014 with the aim of redistribution and recycling of fabric, which is no longer used by the owners but is meant to be Maybe the world needs someone. "Our initiative," Refresh "is our recycling arm which has recycled over 300 tons of cloth into various utility items. This is done through a skill development program which is being run in three states of India." Sajan Abrol, the founder says. While CBF's main hub is in Gurgaon, their pick-up service is available in 18,000+ pin codes in 2500+ cities in India. CBF is about to receive a National Award from the Government of India and a unique aspect of this organization is there There is transparency that they make it possible for the donor to actually see the recipients through Facebook. 

Contact no: 078383 71356 

4. Resell Charities 

Charity thrift stores such as Goodwill and The Salvation Army accept toys and then place them on the floor of others' stores to purchase. Any income they collect from the sale of toys is put back into programs that benefit the needy in your own community. However, you should call your local store before donating - if the store has a surplus of toys, your donation may be rejected. However, if your donation is accepted, this is a great way to ensure that families have access to low-cost toys while helping to keep funds in your own community. 

Contact no: 0294 662 2222 

5. Local Shelters and Children’s Centers 

If you know of a shelter or children's donation in your area, there is a good chance that it accepts toy donations. After all, children will be children, and children visiting shelters may feel more relaxed when there are toys nearby. You just need to call ahead, as some charities have not accepted toy donations. Other locations include a children's social services office, your local Boys and Girls Club, and toy drives organized by schools, hospitals, or even grocery or department stores. 

Contact no:  +1 773-722-0544 

Address: 4241 W Washington Blvd, Chicago, IL 60624, United States  

6. Share at Door Step (SADS) 

A social enterprise that provides doorstep donation services to individuals and corporate donors, SADS India considers almost everything reusable except medicines and foods. The list includes toys, clothes, shoes, furniture, home appliances, stationery items, kitchen utensils, mattresses, electronics, and more. Users can choose a pickup service by paying a convenience fee or can also opt for free drop-off. If they are willing to give up the donation themselves. “We have also added pick-up for essential items - hand sanitizers, masks, essential staples, etc. to support the urban poor living in slums in major cities during this lockout. Anushka Jain, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Anushka Jain said that the donated items are given directly to non-governmental organizations as per their requirements. Interestingly, users earn 'share points' when they donate based on the impact, they make which can be redeemed for various special gifts and offers. Apart from Bengaluru, SADS has operations in seven other cities, such as Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Pune. According to Anushka, the number of donations and declutter has increased manifold during the lockdown. Anushka Jain says, "We have found the importance of giving our children a choice of regular monthly donations from mothers of children ages 4-12, in addition to increasing furniture donations." 

Website: www.sadsindia.org  

7. Wishing Well 

Started as a mobile library for children in 2005, Wishing Well today is an organisation that connects donors, resources and services to institutions.  They accept new and used toys, books, clothes, electronics, furniture etc and distribute the items to the appropriate organisation from their network of NGOs. Wishing well has helped set up libraries, found institutions to take rare Marathi books, art catalogues, hospital equipment, uniforms, sheets and other niche items. “Our collections are only in Mumbai but our distribution is all India. We have partners in Leh, Assam, Darjeeling, Coimbatore to name a few” says Arti Vakil, Director, Wishing Well. 

Contact no: 206-406-2398 

E-mail: thewishingwellwa@hotmail.com  

Address: 12716 Pacific Avenue South in Tacoma, WA 98444 

8. Greensole 

A unique organization that facilitates the provision of basic footwear requirements to everyone, recycles Greensole and renews discarded shoes. These uneducated shoes are provided to needy children, especially to school-going children from rural villages and tribal belt areas. "All the footwear donated is transported to our offices in Navi Mumbai and Jharkhand, which is our skill centre. The soles are cut to the required sizes here and sent to our workshops in Mumbai for the renovation process. The cost is Rs 199. The pair and the organization/individual can choose to go for direct renovation and donation as we get tons of shoes from across the country”, says Ashiquee Jain, CSR Manager at Greensole. Also works with municipal schools by purchasing a list of individual students, after which sophisticated shoes are made accordingly. 

Contact no: 088799 82045 

Address: A-460, C/o Ram Fashion Exports, S Central Rd, MIDC Industrial Area, Mahape, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra 400701 

9. Salvation Army Malaysia 

The Salvation Army's social enterprise, Red Shield Industries (RSI), is very reliable in collecting and processing donated items, which are then transported to family thrift stores to finance social service programs and community projects. 

Contact no: (03)8061 4929 or (016)930 4929

10. Kedai Bless 

Kedai Bless is an outlet store where you can donate your custom clothes. To get project funds, the BLESS Shop sells donated clothes from its donated shops. If the clothes donated to them are not good for sale, the Shuang Fu organization takes them so that the handicapped can use it. The BLESS shop guarantees that everything donated to them will be donated and no items will be wasted. Meanwhile, proceeds from the sale will be used to help refugee children. Other clothes, which are not sold, will be distributed to orang real settlements, children or sent to a recycling plant. 

Contact no: +60 3-7731 6096 

Address: Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia