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This is the first time in my life I've ever given away / donated / gifted my beautiful big-sized clothes. I always kept them around before, thinking I might need them again.

I'm here to tell you that the therapeutic value of getting rid of those beautiful, expensive size 12s, 14s, 16s, 18s, and 20s was priceless.

I felt like Alexander burning my ships after reaching the shores of Persia.

Commitment!

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I hung my largest shirt and pair of pants on the wall in my exercise room. Motivation I guess.

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I have been collecting for the victims of the valley fire in northern ca. generally the evacuee centers have been overwhelmed with used clothes. that being said, there is a real shortage of plus size women's clothing in large sizes, pretty much nothing in fact. at the moose lodge in middletown ca, I saw women and men in wheelchairs living in tents, having lost EVERYTHING. they need practical things like coats and tents. for info and to try to connect with specific needs and families, try VALLEY FIRE INFORMATION on Facebook and related sites. I am going to try to connect up with specific needs and individuals so as not to add to the piles of STUFF needing to be sorted and got under cover before the autumn rains start. also people are trying to replace collections that they treasured, such as a collection of hallmark and mt st helens ornaments. if you would like to help in this effort, message me. of value: coats, hats, scarves and such, especially if you would like to handmake the hats. my group is called, ART AGAINST THE STORM. we will also be having auctions of nice art work and hand made items to fundraise for relief of fire victims, both human and animal. cheers and love, sara crystal

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Your post says 10/17 but the flyer says 10/22. Which date is it?

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I kept one pair of my biggest pants.....everything else to St. Vincent DePaul...they do very good works in my area. I know there was someone out there that needed them as I did once. I spent so much money on clothes...as you know...clothes that large do not come cheap! Now I despise spending money on clothes!!! I'm on the clearance racks...because I can be now!! Yay!

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I've consigned the practically new stuff. I've made about 200 dollars that way. Some I've given to friends/family and the rest I donate ( I need every tax deduction I can get)

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I sold mine to buy more. :) and have some away to.

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I just gave some more of my clothing to charity! My wardrobe has shrunk so much over the last year! I am still working towards my weight loss goal!

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Your post says 10/17 but the flyer says 10/22. Which date is it?

Sorry about that and for the delay in responding; I hadn't "followed" the topic, so just saw your question by sheer luck.

It is indeed Thursday, October 22 (I just now edited my earlier post). For convenience, here's the flyer link again. Thanks for catching my error, briefs199.

Laurie

Clothing Exch Master PATIENTS.docx

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I know this is an older thread but personally I would try and find a Veterans organization in your area and donate them to their homeless programs. We do a HUGE jeans program here every year and collect jeans all year long. But I am suret hey need other types of clothing also. Here's a link to the Las Vegas Stand Down group. http://www.usvetsinc.org/information-center/calendar/events/2016-las-vegas-stand-down/

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I have sold some to a consignment store and given some to Goodwill. When I donated to our goodwill, my receipt came with a 25% off coupon at their store! I then proceeded directly to the store and bought $96 worth of clothes for $72! I am set for the next two size drops! :P:D

pam

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I donated everything. Goodwill and nice things to "dress for success "

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some has gone to goodwill - some went to my sisters - some I am saving for a clothing swap my Church ladies group does twice a year.

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