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Where to donate fine fabrics?

WhiteBow | Posted in General Discussion on

I have some high-quality NON-quilting fabrics that I would like to donate to a charitable organization or event. I do not want to give/sell them to another individual sewist. The fabrics are variously silk, linen, wool, and fine cottons. They are not suitable for quilting or kiddie handicrafts. Do you have any suggestions on where I could donate these fabrics? A tax receipt is not mandatory, but I would like to help some sort of charitable or community effort. Any suggestions?



  1. GailAnn | | #1

    The theater department of any college or university would LOVE to have them. Gail

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    CostumerVal | | #2

    I agree with Gail.  Community theaters are non profit and totally dependant on volunteers.  You can get a reciept for your donation and take it off your taxes.  Then you can go see your fabric under stage lighting.   Val

    I just thought of someone else.  Occassionally I sew for "Sew Much Comfort"  a group that makes rehab clothing for injured soldiers in the middle east.  If you go to their website, they list how to contact area directors.  They are always looking for donations and they are a non profit also.

    Edited 11/2/2007 12:36 pm ET by CostumerVal

  3. maggiecoops | | #3

    http://www.brimmingwithlove.org/   This site accepts fabrics, machines, sergers, etc for making head coverings for people who receive chemo therapy and have or are suffering hair loss.

    http://www.sewing.org/enthusiast/html/e_charitysew.html  I have a feeling this site would be pleased to help you find a home for your fabrics.


    A list of charitable groups , I'm sure a few would welcome a donation of fabrics

  4. WandaJ | | #4

    The Goodwill is a not-for-profit organization that teaches skills to people with disabling conditions. On a couple of occasions I have found some nice pieces of fabric including a really nice piece of seemingly left-over b&w wool boucle which was reasonably priced.

    Too, I don't know whether or not it's been mentioned but sr citizen centers are a nice place for them, as there are still some avid sr sewers that do not just quilt. What about churches that teach sewing skills to young adults?

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