Questions for the Women here! Crossed the line from donating?

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  1. chrissy1965 profile image48
    chrissy1965posted 9 years ago

    I think it's common sense to donate lightly worn shoes in excellent condition - especially baby shoes. Our church actually takes donations yearly that go to children in Mexico who literally do not own shoes. So, yeah, I definitely donate there. But, old, worn, impractical shoes? Nope. They're not worth the effort or cost it would take someone else to sort through them! That might be a record on this board. Those old leather boots have been sitting for over 15 years on the bottom of my closet:

    http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/2804/2pics5dc.jpg



    Shameful. I cringed several times. They looked like old wellies and alone the germs ...Ewwwwwwww!!! I´m generally not a squeamish person, but in this case I stuffed those old boots into the garbage bag and dropped a pile of everday waste like food scraps, dirt, tissues on top. It was a little bit throw-awayer, but I think it wasn´t wasteful. Those old boots crossed the line from donating to just plain old gross domestic waste Ewwwwwwww! Do you agree with me? Well-done or not?

  2. profile image0
    Leta Sposted 9 years ago

    Naw, sorry, I would have donated them.  They were not that bad (at least from the photos).

    You sure these are 15 years old?  The heels (style-wise) don't look it--and that scrunch whatever look (not saying I like it) has sorta recently been in again.

  3. Dame Scribe profile image59
    Dame Scribeposted 9 years ago

    I like those too, lol ...what size? lol ...I agree ...retro is part of fashion..there are all sorts of styles that can be worn. I would've donated them boots. Leather isn't a cheap toss n has value.

  4. LelahKimball profile image80
    LelahKimballposted 9 years ago

    I used to dump shoes that I didn't think were "worth while" either, but then I found out that they will take *any* shoes, even those with holes in the sole to send to 3rd world countries because they have such a shortage and something is better than nothing; they just cut the heels off the boots. 

    If you still can't bring yourself to donate them.  Don't throw them away--recycle them.

  5. The Real Tomato profile image64
    The Real Tomatoposted 9 years ago

    ANY shoes are better than no shoes. They could even make leather slippers out of them.
    Those boots don't look trash worthy to me.

  6. AEvans profile image78
    AEvansposted 9 years ago

    Those boots looked fine from the pic and considering there are so many without shoes , it would have been a definite donate for me. They would have kept someone's little tootsie warm and somebody would have been most appreciative.smile

  7. Mighty Mom profile image80
    Mighty Momposted 9 years ago

    It's not about fashion. It's about function. Many people would be grateful for a pair of real leather boots. I believe the best tactic is to err on the side of inclusion rather than exclusion. Donate everything you can and let the sorters/recipients decide what's useable and what's truly junk.

    1. AEvans profile image78
      AEvansposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I get rid of many of our things on freecycle.org through YAHOO you would be amazed how many people need something from a box of food to a car, it is all there. In this type of economy it is good to have it around .smile

    2. AEvans profile image78
      AEvansposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I get rid of many of our things on freecycle.org through YAHOO you would be amazed how many people need something from a box of food to a car, it is all there. In this type of economy it is good to have it around .smile

 
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