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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

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