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    Where can i donate clothes in Bangkok?

    Did a major purge of the wardrobe and would like to donate the clothes to some place (Goodwill type) that will put them to good use or hopefully a good cause.

    I am near Mo chit BTS, closer the better obviously.

    Thanks!

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    Why not find some homeless people and gave to them.

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    How about 'Cabbage & Condoms'? They're a charitable organisation.

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    Hold your horses.

    Lots of people will be traveling home to the villages for Songkran soon.

    Put the word out in the moo baan or Condo that you have loads of stuff to give away.

    Should be gone within 4 seconds of word getting out.

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    ^ Good suggestion from Bogan above.

    Our childcare in the West changed hands, I know the staff well.
    They gave their stock of t-shirts with the old branding on it.
    All size 6 children, 26 of them and we have given them to the youngest one in the Family as she gives them to her class mates ... and she is very popular not.


    Also consider the Helping Hands Charity set up to assist in the Klong Toey area.

    helpinghands

    Good article here about them.

    Bangkok's Klong Toey slum and Helping Hands
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    Yep...Almost always give clothes and such to immediate friends and contacts...Your wife or gf can help...

    Cleaning ladies, hotel reception friends, restaurant workers, the beggar who comes at breakfast...

    The list is endless...

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    Thanks all, that helps. I have noticed some bags of clothes in lobby of the condo before and I think I heard they go to some Wat couple times of year. This gives me some ideas...and I even pulled out more stuff...doing a huge purge of stuff.

    I originally scoffed at Chicos suggestion but there is a Homeless dude down the Soi that is a bit of a fixture in my 'hood, been there ever since I have lived here in the same spot, maybe will drop a few things off with him as well.

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    what size are you Deckwan?

    Your stuff will most likely be too big for Thais

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deckwan View Post
    I originally scoffed at Chicos suggestion.
    A perfectly understandable default reaction.

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    Leave them next to some homeless people.

    If you donate them to an organization they will be sold to those second hand 100b places in the shopping centers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deckwan View Post
    I originally scoffed at Chicos suggestion but there is a Homeless dude down the Soi that is a bit of a fixture in my 'hood, been there ever since I have lived here in the same spot, maybe will drop a few things off with him as well.
    Don't give them directly, leave them sitting nicely close to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auroria
    Don't give them directly, leave them sitting nicely close to them.
    Why not give them directly?

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    looks like someones turned their nose up at Aurorias tanktops before

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    ????????????????????????????????????????????????

    ??????????????? - The Mirror Foundation

    Call them or go there if you really want to donate your cloths.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Auroria
    Don't give them directly, leave them sitting nicely close to them.
    Why not give them directly?
    Slight loss of face for them having to wai and say thank you for a handout.

    Have them washed, ironed and folded, and leave them nearby. I'm sure you don't need the ego boost of being wai'd to and thanked by some homeless people for your scraps. Of course, many Thai would have photos of them doing such a thing posted up on facebook.

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    ^ Yeah, agree with those points...

    Good deeds shouldn't need to be broadcasted to gain face... the desire to help others, should come from your own humanity.

    We just offloaded a carload of clothes and stuff, to the Red Cross. Do they have them in Bkk? how about Salvation Army? (or are they one and the same?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auroria
    Slight loss of face for them having to wai and say thank you for a handout.
    Quote Originally Posted by NZdick1983
    ^ Yeah, agree with those points...
    You guys do know a wai here is natural and the same as a handshake, hello or thanks right? Very different perspective I have on Thailand than you two.

    So if somebody gives you a gift you feel uncomfortable saying thanks?

    I must remember the next time I take some fruit or food we prepared in the morning to my car park security guard or maid at work, dont give it to them. Just leave it where they can find it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Auroria
    Slight loss of face for them having to wai and say thank you for a handout.
    Quote Originally Posted by NZdick1983
    ^ Yeah, agree with those points...
    You guys do know a wai here is natural and the same as a handshake, hello or thanks right? Very different perspective I have on Thailand than you two.

    So if somebody gives you a gift you feel uncomfortable saying thanks?

    I must remember the next time I take some fruit or food we prepared in the morning to my car park security guard or maid at work, dont give it to them. Just leave it where they can find it.
    There's a difference between 'giving someone a gift', and giving the homeless your discards.

    Do you give your used clothes to your colleagues as 'gifts'?

    Of course not. Stop being silly.

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    Of course you don't personally go handing out your rubbish to those with nothing just so to get a wai.

    Not if you have any deceny anyway.

    They will appreciate a bit of discretioncy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auroria View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Deckwan View Post
    I originally scoffed at Chicos suggestion but there is a Homeless dude down the Soi that is a bit of a fixture in my 'hood, been there ever since I have lived here in the same spot, maybe will drop a few things off with him as well.
    Don't give them directly, leave them sitting nicely close to them.
    Get someone who knows about him to find out if he wants stuff...Ask around...

    Good chance poor wretch is ting-tong...

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    The ting tong need clothes too.

    Especially the ones in the ting tong listed vids on xhamster.

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    Giving directly there is no shame for the receiver, he/she will be happy that someone has thought about them,giving to charity someone profits from it.

    We give many things to locals we no longer need,and they are grateful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one
    You guys do know a wai here is natural and the same as a handshake, hello or thanks right? Very different perspective I have on Thailand than you two. So if somebody gives you a gift you feel uncomfortable saying thanks? I must remember the next time I take some fruit or food we prepared in the morning to my car park security guard or maid at work, dont give it to them. Just leave it where they can find it.
    I think you are misinterpreting again bro... leaving a neat stack of clean clothes next to a sleeping beggar, the simple and beautiful act of kindness being enough, without need for any thanks or recognition.
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    ^ spot on Dick

    (No extra points for spotting the word play )

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