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I have a page on Facebook called "hats and scarves for needy children." I have asked for yarn donations with no luck. Is there someplace else I can post for donations?

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August 10, 20150 found this helpful

Often people ask for donations of various types, and for good reasons and causes. However, many people who are able to donate have already been jaded by past experiences. I knew a woman who asked for donations of wearable baby clothes that she said she would provide to women's shelters. We all contributed! Eventually someone learned that she was actually selling the clothes online for herself!

Often people who truly want to help a cause ask for donations but do not realize the problems making a donation may create. When asking for donations for your cause:

**Does your project have any type of expense/income that requires IRS filing?

**What experience do you have in past donation, etc., projects that prepares you to follow through on this one?

**What do you provide to prove that your request is legal, sincere and that you have a plan to follow through?

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**Do you expect people to, for example, pay to mail their yarn to you? Can be a difficult and expensive project to package and mail large amounts. Will they drive a long distance to deliver the yarn?

**What do you provide for donations that can be used for tax deductions?

Unfortunately, there are many more questions, concerns and negative past experiences people might have about a project that stops them from making any donations to any cause. If you are able to prove you have a viable and successful plan, you might then find your donations.

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August 11, 20150 found this helpful

All true. But, I would do a post on Craigslist. Maybe in arts and crafts. Also, please put where you live. Those who might want to donate may not be able to afford the cost. Local folks are more likely. Also, put a notice up at your local senior center and/or craft shops. Lastly, a lot of thrift shops will donate. I hope that helps. PBP

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