Overflowing closet? Take your clothes here.

By: Briana Dixon | March 8, 2023
Messy, overflowing wardobe

With spring right around the corner, the thought of spring cleaning has likely crossed your mind. If you find your closet overflowing or unwanted clothes piling up in a corner, consider making a donation. Metro Detroit has a vast number of businesses and organizations that accept unwanted clothing…


Neighborhood House

Neighborhood House provides various services, including offering new or gently used donated clothing to those in need at little to no cost from what they call the clothing closet. The clothing closet features a gift area, which allows parents to choose a brand-new item for their child. clothing donations. More than 13,000 gently used household products and clothing are donated to families every year, along with meals, bikes, financial assistance, and more.

The Neighborhood Club Thrift Shop

The Neighborhood Club is a non-profit and has been serving the Gross Pointe area since 1911. The organization started off by organizing health, recreational, educational, and social services and projects for the community. The thrift shop was opened after the Neighborhood Club hosted Gross Pointe’s first rummage sale in 1928 to raise funds and has since provided new and gently used clothing at low prices. Additionally, there is a weekly sale with generous discounts on certain items. For those interested in donating here, the donation hours are Wednesdays and Saturdays 10 am-3 pm, and since space is limited, they ask that people limit their donations to 3 bags or boxes.

Goods for Good

Goods for Good is more of a middleman, taking donations from other organizations, individuals, and businesses and giving them back to other organizations and communities in need. They also have a partnership with the US Air Force that allows them to provide various necessities to developing and war-torn countries.

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Located in Pontiac, Haven strives to eradicate domestic violence and sexual assault in Oakland County. The organization offers comprehensive assistance to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence, consisting of shelter, counseling, education, clothing, and other essentials. Haven has a list of items and donations that are currently needed, which includes sweatshirts, sweatpants, underwear, leggings, sheets, towels, and more.

Grace Centers of Hope

This faith-based organization is on a mission to provide shelter and healing of the heart and soul to those in dire need. Grace Centers of Hope has life skills, food, education, career, and childcare programs available to people affected by homelessness, chemical dependency, and abuse. They don’t accept government funding, so it’s the thrift stores, located throughout Oak Park, Warren, Sterling Heights, and Waterford, that enable them to provide these services. You can find a list of most-needed items on their website, along with what they don’t accept.

So as you can see, your old, gently used clothing definitely have a home. It’s just a matter of deciding which organization you’re going to pass them on to.