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Oxfam dont want any more clothes...where do I send them now?

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jampots Fri 07-Jan-05 10:37:40

Took my huge and very heavy bags to Oxfam yesterday filled with clothes (new and used) and unwanted/unneeded xmas gifts and other assorted items only to be told "we dont want clothes". So anyone have any idea where I could send them so that they will benefit the Tsunami relief operation - i thought I read somewhere they were desperate for clothes

moondog Fri 07-Jan-05 10:39:12

A woman from Oxfam was on BBC World the other night, explaining that it is too expensive to ship textiles that far.
i give a lot of our old stuff to the Salvation Army who usually have clothes banks in supermarket and DIY carparks.

Pamina3 Fri 07-Jan-05 10:40:23

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Marina Fri 07-Jan-05 10:42:07

Pamina, we are due a clear-out of children's clothes and maybe also some adult ones. Logistics of getting them to you need some thought, but would like to help.

JanH Fri 07-Jan-05 10:42:09

What about Rosie's homes in South Africa instead - for AIDS orphans etc? She needs clothes and toys (not soft ones though) for all ages from 0 through to about 16.

I will try to find one of her threads again for you, jampots.

I posted a big cardboard box (similar size to a 12 bottle case of wine) and it cost about a tenner.

(I know they need clothes in SE Asia but the cost of handling and shipping from here outweighs the benefits; they can be bought v cheaply out there and it provides work locally.)

jampots Fri 07-Jan-05 10:42:48

pamina - im in solihull in the west midlands - the bags are seriously heavy though even after oxfam took the gifts element

jampots Fri 07-Jan-05 10:44:02

gosh - i forgot about Rosie's south african trip with all this going on - sorry . Admittedly most the clothes are mine and/or dh's with some kiddie stuff

JanH Fri 07-Jan-05 10:47:54

Rosie's threads for anybody else who has children's clothes they want to hand on.

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