Thread DetailsLast Edited by Schooby January 26, 2016 at 04:52 PM
1. Give to friends and family in exchange for coupons when needed.
2. Have a garage sale with all items that I wouldnt use over the next year that F & F didnt already take. I never included meds or food items in the garage sale, I was uncomfortable doing this. If I had candy beyond what I and my parents needed for Halloween I would make those a GWP. People always tried to get to the GWP spend level if they were close so I recommend doing this if you can.
3. Donate all meds/ HBA/ school supplies we didnt need to a local organization in the capital region of NY called CAPTAIN. It's kind of hard to define what CAPTAIN was...it wasnt really a shelter or foodbank, it basically just tried to fill the needs of local residents needing assistance. You could get food, toiletries, clothing (I think), tutoring for your children, etc.. They never denied anything I brought in, it was fantastic. I would also try to get items on their wish lists when possible.
This system always worked really well for me, I usually had all the coupons I needed, made a little money back from the yard sale to offset taxes, gas used chasing deals and such and I was able to donate to an organization I saw out in our community doing great things.
However we have recently moved so I would love to hear ideas of where you have been able to donate non traditional donation items so I know what kinds of places to approach with my donations. TIA for suggestions on what kinds of places might have an interest!