I have a car trunk full of donations to go to Salvation Army store on Monday.
Yes, it's a drive out of my way...but that's not the point. It's in a very poor section of a neighboring small city. I've seen those that shop there - with thier vouchers for clothing. I have to assume they get the vouchers from the shelters in the area. It makes me feel better - knowing there are folks who need getting the donation of my kids outgrown clothes. I'm careful to not drop off ones that are too worn out to wear.
I always take a quick look around to see if there is anything I may need/like to add to my wardrobe.
I've done the same at goodwill too - although lately the closest one really expects people to pay a pretty penny for some grungy rag bag stuff - leaves a bad feeling in my heart. The SA store is much more careful with what they put out and the staff seems to treat their customers a little more dignified. Just has a kinder vibe to it.
So this summer as I cull the clutter the good stuff can head to SA.