You Can Now Donate Your Old Clothes to Support the People of Afghanistan

Here's how to help.
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If you want to help with the ongoing crisis in Afghanistan, donating your unwanted clothes could be a good place to start.

After US President Joe Biden announced the withdrawal of all US troops from Afghanistan by September, the Taliban began taking control, signalling the collapse of the government.

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Since then, at least 20 civilians have been killed in and around Kabul airport in an evacuation effort and the threat of a Civil War is becoming more and more real.

Thrift+ donate bag

In response to the crisis, Choose Love has set up an emergency fundraiser to help those in need. With a goal of £200,000, you can donate directly to the cause here.

However if you’re not in a position to donate money, there’s now another option. In support of Choose Love’s emergency appeal, Thrift+ has opened a pop-up shop named the Second Life Store and is asking for donations.

Profits from every sale go towards supporting refugees fleeing the crisis, with proceeds used to provide clothing, shelter and support for children and groups protecting women and children’s rights.

If you want to donate, all you need to do is order some Thrift+ bags online, pack them with unwanted clothes and return them to Thift+. Each bag holds plenty of space, fitting around 15-20 of your spare items, and you receive credits for each bag you donate.

Thrift+ will then sort, photograph and list your items on their online shop, before they’re bought and sent to their new home.

All funds raised by the pop-up shop will go directly to Afghan-led organisations, which are helping civilians directly.

The Second Life Store also has plenty of gems, with both high street and designer options for you to shop.

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WN’s Second Life Store Picks

BALENCIAGA
Blouse Thrift+ donate

Balenciaga Blouse in size 10, £165 – buy now

TOPSHOP
Jacket in size 10

Topshop Jacket in size 10, £9 – buy now

Bottega Veneta bag Thrift+

Bottega Veneta Bag, £466 – buy now

Topshop vest Thrift+

Topshop Vest in size 8, £9 – buy now

Prada Jacket donate thrift+

Prada Jacket in size 16, £27 – buy now

Frame Jeans Thrift+

Frame Jeans in waist 26, £31.50 – buy now