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Clothing For A Cause! Charity Closet Sale

Clothing for a Cause - Charity Closet Sale - Pinteresting Plans Blog

Clothing for a Cause - Charity Closet Sale - Pinteresting Plans Blog

CHARITY CLOSET SALE

Today I’m introducing something I hope you guys will like – a charity closet sale.   As you can probably guess the wardrobe of a style blogger is excessive, robust, and impractical.   I am not complaining, I love what I get to do, but I bought my house before I started blogging and didn’t account for the closet space I would need to hold all these clothes.

Fashion bloggers make money by showing you how to style articles and clothing and WHERE to purchase them.  That is why bloggers want you to find items from “their links” because it gives us credit for referring a buyer to an item.  That doesn’t change the price for the buyer but does recognize the blogger for their marketing.

When an item sells out most bloggers will stop showing that piece.   It’s frustrating to followers who might fall in love with a shirt a blogger is wearing only to be told “you can’t find it anywhere, it sold out last season”.   So while many of the items I will be “selling” are beloved wardrobe pieces I think they’re better suited in a new closet that can show them more love.

What CHARITY?

I’m not trying to make money off of my worn (and actually some unworn) closet pieces.   Since this is a CHARITY closet sale what I am asking for are DONATIONS to the Plymouth House scholarship fund.   If you’re unfamiliar with my family’s story that is where my husband got clean from a heroin addiction.  I am forever indebted to them for bringing my husband to his family.   Most addicts cannot afford a stay in rehab so this is one of several efforts I’ve made to raise a few scholarships for them.   My husband is not the only addict I know who was COMPLETELY transformed at this facility so it’s a place I hold in high regard.

It took me awhile to devise a plan for how I could make this work so that everyone could see if items were already claimed.  If you guys have any better ideas I am open to feedback.  It was too time consuming to post the items on my blog and blog comments don’t show up until I manually “approve” them so I felt my blog’s Facebook page offered a more real-time view of what was available.

HOW IT WILL WORK

  • I will post a photo of the item up for grabs and the suggested donation on my Facebook Page.
  • The first person to comment will have first dibs on the item.
  • The “buyer” or person willing to donate will need to email me (pinterestingplans at gmail.com) a picture of the check written out to the Plymouth House and include their full name and address
  • Mail the check directly to the Plymouth House (446 Main Street, Plymouth, NH, 03624)
  • I have DOZENS of items I’m going to post.   So keep watching.  If you guys are engaged and liking it I will continue to post more.
  • I am covering shipping so I will try to ship out at least weekly.

Again – let me know if you’re interested in this idea and I will keep posting things.  You’ll need to stay tuned on Facebook to see the most current listing.

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  • Anna
    August 15, 2017 at 1:22 am

    This is a wonderful idea Rachel. So glad Chris is healthy and you guys have such a beautiful family!
    XO,
    Anna
    http://www.blushingrosestyle.com

  • Lindsay
    August 15, 2017 at 2:29 am

    Love the idea, but I don’t have Facebook ??‍♀️I know, I know!! Can you possibly do a sale by instagram?!

    • Rachel
      August 16, 2017 at 5:42 pm

      hi Lindsay!!!
      so sorry! I feel your pain. I didn’t have Facebook until I started my blog. Perhaps I can put a couple items on my husband’s feed. I’ll keep you posted. Do you watch IG stories? I will put up alerts there if I decide to do that.
      Rachel

  • Jodie
    August 15, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    Love this idea so much!

    • Rachel
      August 16, 2017 at 5:40 pm

      thank you Jodie!!!

  • Lulu
    August 16, 2017 at 12:58 am

    Hi Rachel. Just finding you and loving your style and heart. What an amazing gift you are giving. Praying it goes well and for continued health for you and family! Blessings.

    Lulu
    thelaurelane.com

    • Rachel
      August 16, 2017 at 5:40 pm

      thank you so much Lulu. hope to return the gift that was given to us to another family.
      xox
      rachel

  • Stephanie
    August 31, 2017 at 2:26 am

    This is such an amazing idea!!! It’s so nice to see a blogger who wants to give back…. especially to a great cause. =0)

    • Rachel
      August 31, 2017 at 10:05 pm

      thank you Stephanie! appreciate it.

  • Elisabeth
    September 7, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    Hi there!
    I stumped across your blog a few weeks ago and have been able to find some great inspiration and purchases. I’m also a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor and really admire your thought of paying forward to cause which has helped your family so greatly. Thank you for your honesty and sincerity in helping people with substance use disorders.

    • Rachel
      September 8, 2017 at 2:36 am

      Thank you Elisabeth!!
      as you know the problem is only getting worse. any small bit we can do is a help. thanks for following.
      rachel