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Out of Work, Looking for Clothing and Other Items

I have been out of work for a long time and I am in need of blankets, sheets, towels, clothes size 3 to 5 womens, shoes size 7 1/2, cleaning supplies, nic naks and many other things. Any advice on how to get these things inexpensively or free would be appreciated.

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Sherry

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By Sandra Gregory (Guest Post)
July 12, 20040 found this helpful

I am willing to send money if she needs it.

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By Marie (Guest Post)
July 12, 20040 found this helpful

Try signing up at http://www.freecycle.org. This site, which you will set to your area, is a place where people post a request for specific articles needed or list articles they have to give away. The site is to give away or receive FREE items with others in your area. Everything must be FREE...that is the rule of the site. Good luck.

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By m. jackson (Guest Post)
July 12, 20040 found this helpful

as far as sheets, towels, clothing, etc, try all of your local thrift stores (salvation army, goodwill). Some even have days where certain items are $1.00, or you can fill a bag for $5.00, etc. Yard sales are also great for these items, plus the nik naks for around your home.

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For cleaning products, your local dollar store is a great resource. They also have paper goods at a reasonable price. And last, but not least, food. Check for local food banks, call the United Way or Salvation Army for food sources, or even some churches have food and clothing "closets". Hope these ideas help!

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By Linda (Guest Post)
July 12, 20040 found this helpful

I recommnend the www.freecycle.org site as well. I have both given and gotten some great stuff!

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By (Guest Post)
July 12, 20040 found this helpful

Thrift stores are a good idea. Their are also ministries dedicated to helping those in need. I run a clothing ministry in Bloomburg, Tx. Check your area and see if their is a ministry like this one.

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By Becki in Indiana (Guest Post)
July 13, 20040 found this helpful

Do you qualify for any assistance such as food stamps? If so, ask the people in that office where you can get clothing and household goods. You may qualify for assistance with that as well.

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June 26, 20050 found this helpful

PLEASE TRY FREECYCLE BECAUSE IT IS SUCH A GREAT SITE! ALSO NANASCLOSET YAHOOO GROUP IS ANOTHER! IF YOU ARE IN NEED YOU CAN GO TO YOUR LOCAL FOOD BANK AND ASK FOR A DONATION OR SLIP WHERE THEY WILL DIRECT YOU TOWARDS YOUR LOCAL SALVATION ARMY TO COLLECT WHAT YOU NEED FREE OF COURSE. ALTHOUGH IT IS ONLY A LIMITED AMOUNT YOUR ALOUD IT SPEN FOR FREE BECAUSE REMEMBER THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE IN NEED. I WOULD REALLY CHECK THIS OUT! YOULL GET THROUGH THIS ROUGH PERIOD, THATS LIFE

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PLEASE TRY FREECYCLE BECAUSE IT IS SUCH A GREAT SITE! ALSO NANASCLOSET YAHOOO GROUP IS ANOTHER! IF YOU ARE IN NEED YOU CAN GO TO YOUR LOCAL FOOD BANK AND ASK FOR A DONATION OR SLIP WHERE THEY WILL DIRECT YOU TOWARDS YOUR LOCAL SALVATION ARMY TO COLLECT WHAT YOU NEED FREE OF COURSE. ALTHOUGH IT IS ONLY A LIMITED AMOUNT YOUR ALOUD IT SPEN FOR FREE BECAUSE REMEMBER THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE IN NEED. I WOULD REALLY CHECK THIS OUT! YOULL GET THROUGH THIS ROUGH PERIOD, THATS LIFE

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July 30, 20070 found this helpful

Can you update us as to what your situation and needs are at this time?

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