Donating pre-loved clothing is a great way to reduce New York's textile waste.

Clothing Donation

The most important thing to remember when you are thinking about clothing donation is to choose a charity that provides high quality products to those in need.


Often, linen-press closets for clothing have a deep shelf, which allows for a variety of items to be stacked. Ideally, the shelves should be about 15 to 20 inches deep. This will give you ample room for items, and will make it easier to find things. If you’re trying to hide things at the back of the closet, however, you’ll need more space. This is not only beneficial to you, but to the people that will receive the clothes that you are giving. It is also good for the environment as well, because you will be reducing your carbon footprint. 


You can also donate through the organization's website.

If you are looking for a way to help your community this Christmas, consider donating new or gently used clothes to the Xavier Mission. This non-profit organization serves the city of New York and its surrounding communities, helping people in need. In addition to collecting clothing for the needy, Xavier offers an empowerment program, a hot meal, and an overnight shelter. 


Xavier Mission

The Xavier Mission is a secular, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, meaning it does not adhere to religious principles. They are currently operating on a budget of less than one million dollars a year, making their needs for donations quite high.

If you have clothing to donate, you may find it at their location at 1010 Mercer Street in the West Village. If you have a bit of extra cash to spare, you might want to consider donating a few hundred dollars to the Annual Fund, which helps Xavier remain relevant in the long run.

Xavier Mission

The Xavier Mission also provides a number of other charitable services, including financial assistance, life skills training, and an overnight shelter.

Donating an amount of this size will allow Xavier to invest in the most pressing needs, such as scholarships and endowments for professorships. You can also consider donating your time, energy, and expertise through the volunteer program, which will go a long way towards improving the quality of life for those in need.


excess furniture

If you have any excess furniture or clothing that you are unable to use or are no longer fit for, you may be interested in donating it to the Vietnam Veterans of America. They are a national organization that has been working for veterans and their families for years