I know a lot of Judy's Book members are also members of various freebie forums. I get a ton of things that I don't really need, and won't use... and of course, with it being yard sale season, I go crazy and buy too much, so I need to get rid of things that I already have filling my closets.
My mother had a great idea. She works for the Tulsa County Emergency Shelter. The Tulsa County Emergency Shelter helps so many people, many have just had bad things happen that have left them in a tight spot. Most people, when going to a shelter, are lacking even the basic necessities. Of course, the state and local government supply some things, but it is never really enough. There are men, women and children in these shelters who could really use medical equipment, clothing, diapers, anything that any family would need.
Of course there are shelters all over the United States. Most of the people in these shelters are just having a hard time and trying to get a new start. Any items that they could get would mean a lot to them. If you've got extra items taking up space, give them a call... I'm sure they would be happy to hear from you!