Soiled or ripped clothing Single socks, gloves or shoes Broken furniture Electrical items that don’t work
See more donation tips at dosomethingnearyou.com.au never seen in my life,” she said. “Coming from the Philippines, where people don’t have much, I can’t believe what some people don’t want.”
Jon Dee, founder of Op Shop Week and the social change organisation DoSomething, said people should think carefully about what they dropped at their local store, applying a rule of thumb that if you wouldn’t give it to a friend, it wouldn’t benefit an op shop.
Mr Dee also urged people who shopped at charity stores for pleasure, rather than out of necessity, to consider paying a bit more than the price on the ticket for items they liked.
“And keep donating,” he said. “Spring is coming and it’s a great chance for a