Impromptu post Guys!
After popping back in on a comment stream over at The Minimalist Mom and rejoining the conversation I thought I’d share something with you…
An average resale value of a pair of denim jeans through a UK charity shop (goodwill store) is approx. £5. If anyone knows what the US, Canadian and other country equivalents are I’d really love to hear from you.
I’ve “charity bagged” (i.e donated – that term may need explanation) a pair of mine today, a pair that was hiding in the bottom of the wardrobe collecting dust. I wear just two pairs and wash and wear. Any others are surplus to requirement.
If you owned just two pairs and donated the rest to charity, how much would your donation come to? Would you do this?
I’m going to start a tally of those who do donate their denim – so if you do it please share in the comments and I’ll add you. I’ll start the ball rolling with my £5 donation, and that may be the last donation of a full £5 I make, as I wear mine until they go into holes and then replace. However once rags, if you donate them, they still have a value to the charity as they are bundled with other unsaleable clothing and bought by a recycler and a value per tonne is given to the charity. I will estimate a ‘rag’ value for a pair tomorrow so as to be able to include those also.
I’d love to see this quick impromptu post generate £100 for charity – that’s just another 19 pairs to be donated – are there 19 pairs out there?