Let's celebrate Get Organized (GO) Month by donating items A-Z!
To celebrate Get Organized (GO) Month I'm doing a series of posts on items ranging from A-Z. For each letter, I'll provide a list of potential resources for what to do with your belongings if you're ready to donate or sell them.
We're up to letter U.
U is for UNIFORMS (military)
Bands for Arms makes bracelets using pieces of military uniforms. They use everything from buttons, ribbons, shoestrings, etc.
Sword and Plough recycles uniforms and incorporates them into tote bags. Through their donation program, uniform donors will have the opportunity to share the legacy of their or a family member's military service by submitting a short bio to be posted on their website.
Museum of the American G.I. will take old uniforms and asks that you keep badges, ribbons, and patches attached to them.
You can certainly give your old uniform to any thrift shop that's convenient for you, but it might be best to check a nearby military base to see if they have a military thrift store. Often on airforce bases, they may have what's called Airman's Attic - volunteer-based organizations where Airmen of all ranks can turn in or pick up military uniform items.
Other ideas include your local school's drama department or a VFW or American Legion post may take them. Another possibility is your town's Historical Society.
Please comment below with other resources that you're aware of or have used before.