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Poll Results: Would you give a coat with a broken zipper to Goodwill?

 
  • 65% (56)
    Yes
  • 34% (30)
    No
86 Total Votes  
post #21 of 25
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Originally Posted by Dakota's Mom View Post
No, Goodwill will throw it away no matter how nice the coat is. You're better off using Craig's List or Freecycle or as was previously suggested, a coat collection where they have someone who will repair the zipper before they send it out.

Kathi
That's just what I was going to say. If you use freecycle or craig's list, you will be certain of getting the coat into the hands of someone who is willing and able to fix it.

Also, like someone else said, you might be able to get a brand new coat from the manufacturer. Land's End did this for us last year because the zipper on dd's coat stopped working.
post #22 of 25
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Originally Posted by KristyDi View Post
Poor people aren't the only ones that shop at thrift stores
For example...there are lots of people who don't buy new for environmental reasons...or people who shop at goodwill because they want to support the program they have going on...or people who would rather spend their money on other things than new clothes...

you can even buy a sewing machine there!
post #23 of 25
I'd donate it. A family could probably pick it up dirt cheap, and I'd rather see a kid with an unzipped coat than a kid with no coat at all.
post #24 of 25
I'd offer it on Freecycle, being honest about the item's condition. I wouldn't make a thrift store deal with it- unless I knew for a fact that the particular charity was going to fix them before putting them up for sale (say, if they hired people with developmental disabilities to repair the clothes first, and part of the donation was providing them with employment.) Since I'm not aware of any local charity that does this, damaged items go out via freecycle.
post #25 of 25
I voted no because I can afford to have the zipper replaced at the local mending lady.

I realize that might not be the case for everyone, to some the $5 or so may not be in the budget.

But I figure since I do have room in the budget, I have some sort of obligation to make things easier for the agency to which I am donating to.
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