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The U-Haul trucks parked throughout Boro Park and Flatbush
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amother
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Post Sun, Mar 31 2024, 6:23 pm
I see these U-Haul trucks parked at random corners throughout Boro Park and Flatbush accepting collections of clothing abd shoes. Any idea where these garbage bags of things go (if they're not picked through by passersby?) Is this a legitimate tzedakah or a glorified way of tossing your unwanted or unneeded things in the garbage?
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amother
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Post Mon, Apr 01 2024, 1:58 pm
I wonder the same. As someone who needs handmedowns, I hope if it's nice clothing it goes to families who use it not sold by the lb
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amother
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Post Mon, Apr 01 2024, 3:52 pm
I agree. Aside from a few pieces for which I might be able to possibly recoup some of the money that I spent that I wish I could find a good consignment seller (I have decent quality pieces—not high end designer, but very presentable) I would be so much more comfortable knowing that I could allow someone who might be able to use my clothing or shoes to enjoy that.

If on these trucks they’re only selling by the pound then they could use clothing that is ready for the garbage, not wearable items.

Would you or anyone know of any clothing/shoe gemach in Boro Park or Flatbush that accepts? Thanks.
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amother
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Post Mon, Apr 01 2024, 4:10 pm
I know of a kids one but only accepts current styles and good condition
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giftedmom




 
 
    
 

Post Mon, Apr 01 2024, 4:18 pm
I don’t trust these trucks I suspect a lot of it sold for scraps. This is why I only give to people directly. Bh there is no shortage of “customers”.
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Amelia Bedelia




 
 
    
 

Post Mon, Apr 01 2024, 4:20 pm
Does anyone know if they give clothes to people in need or do they sell by the pound?
https://thechesedcenter.com/sc.....ckup/
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amother
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Post Mon, Apr 01 2024, 4:22 pm
Practically speaking I don't think any of these pickup services r sorting thru clothes
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giftedmom




 
 
    
 

Post Mon, Apr 01 2024, 4:22 pm
Amelia Bedelia wrote:
Does anyone know if they give clothes to people in need or do they sell by the pound?
https://thechesedcenter.com/sc.....ckup/

I don’t know but I have neighbors that put out boxes and they’re never picked up. They’re thrown out eventually and the people have no idea.
I think with a bit of effort we can all find someone to enjoy our stuff that’s in good condition.
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my mama




 
 
    
 

Post Mon, Apr 01 2024, 4:25 pm
Amelia Bedelia wrote:
Does anyone know if they give clothes to people in need or do they sell by the pound?
https://thechesedcenter.com/sc.....ckup/


According to a friend of a friend that used to work there, the clothes are donated to people and not sold by the pound. Thats why they request that the items donated are clean and in usable condition.
If you have things that are no longer usable try pickpurple since they sell their stuff
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lovepinterest




 
 
    
 

Post Mon, Apr 01 2024, 4:45 pm
So interesting that people here are saying they would accept hand me downs. I had a few stuffed garbage this past season of clothes for teens, women, younger boys all from the yr before and no one wanted it. I may have teen clothing in near perfect condition if anyone wants me to reach out to them within the next week or so I’d be happy to give it to you. The style is not Boro park more Flatbush.
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Amelia Bedelia




 
 
    
 

Post Mon, Apr 01 2024, 5:21 pm
my mama wrote:
According to a friend of a friend that used to work there, the clothes are donated to people and not sold by the pound. Thats why they request that the items donated are clean and in usable condition.
If you have things that are no longer usable try pickpurple since they sell their stuff

PickPurple specifically says that it needs to be usuable
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giftedmom




 
 
    
 

Post Mon, Apr 01 2024, 5:50 pm
lovepinterest wrote:
So interesting that people here are saying they would accept hand me downs. I had a few stuffed garbage this past season of clothes for teens, women, younger boys all from the yr before and no one wanted it. I may have teen clothing in near perfect condition if anyone wants me to reach out to them within the next week or so I’d be happy to give it to you. The style is not Boro park more Flatbush.

Who is none?
I found several people via imamother and now they’re steadily taking my stuff. Sometimes they complain it’s too much🙃 but they still faithfully come pick up. I also did several one time handoffs. I didn’t even see them just put out the stuff and they picked up.
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amother
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Post Tue, Apr 02 2024, 9:47 am
I have small gemach where I find clothes for specific families in need and I sometimes get the handmedowns downs on immaother. I have gotten beautiful things for them that otherwise would have gotten sold by the lb
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my mama




 
 
    
 

Post Tue, Apr 02 2024, 10:39 am
amother Phlox wrote:
I have small gemach where I find clothes for specific families in need and I sometimes get the handmedowns downs on immaother. I have gotten beautiful things for them that otherwise would have gotten sold by the lb


I have some really nice kids clothes to donate if you want to reach out
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amother
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Post Tue, Apr 02 2024, 10:55 am
I found a friend who happens to have similar ages and genders to me just 2 years younger. I send her my kids stuff after each season and her kid wear it a year or two later.

I wish there was a way to connect people who want their clothes passed down to someone else with people that will actually use them.
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amother
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Post Tue, Apr 02 2024, 10:58 am
lovepinterest wrote:
So interesting that people here are saying they would accept hand me downs. I had a few stuffed garbage this past season of clothes for teens, women, younger boys all from the yr before and no one wanted it. I may have teen clothing in near perfect condition if anyone wants me to reach out to them within the next week or so I’d be happy to give it to you. The style is not Boro park more Flatbush.


Teen girls? I have pre teen girls would be so happy for clothes if it’s the right size. Also boys size 7 and toddler girl size 2
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amother
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Post Tue, Apr 02 2024, 10:58 am
amother Lightgray wrote:
I found a friend who happens to have similar ages and genders to me just 2 years younger. I send her my kids stuff after each season and her kid wear it a year or two later.

I wish there was a way to connect people who want their clothes passed down to someone else with people that will actually use them.

I would love that. I live out of town but would love hand me downs
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amother
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Post Tue, Apr 02 2024, 11:01 am
amother Cobalt wrote:
I would love that. I live out of town but would love hand me downs


This friend lives out of town too. I ship them to her after the season. She pays for shipping.

It makes me happy to know that my kids clothes are not just being wasted as soon as they grow out of them.

I wish there was some kind of online system that would match people who have and need hand me downs.
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amother
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Post Tue, Apr 02 2024, 11:06 am
amother Lightgray wrote:
This friend lives out of town too. I ship them to her after the season. She pays for shipping.

It makes me happy to know that my kids clothes are not just being wasted as soon as they grow out of them.

I wish there was some kind of online system that would match people who have and need hand me downs.


This would be amazing. I would love to have someone to do this with
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bzmommy




 
 
    
 

Post Tue, Apr 02 2024, 11:10 am
Anyone have baby boy 3months and up ?
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