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As Mother Theresa used to say, a drop of water is nothing but what would the ocean be without drops of water?

I am currently a volunteer for the Indian Charity City of Joy Aid, and have organized a sale which saves me money to buy children's clothes at the same time it makes money for charity.

Here's how it works: organize a consignment sale for your school, church or community for childrens' clothes. Some people will give you the clothes directly and do not expect any money back, and some prefer that you sell their clothes and give them a percentage of what you sell (30 to 50 %).

During the consignment sale you sell your own children's clothes, making money at the same time you buy from other people what you need for your own children at highly discounted prices. Usually you end up making more money than you spend, plus you get all the clothes your kids will need for the coming year.

I organize similar sales for toys and books. I don't believe it is worth it to organize such a sale for adult clothing because people usually bring things out of style and the adults want to try on the clothes, whereas with kids clothes nobody bothers to try them on their kids.

This recycling effort is very motivating for your children and teaches them about helping charities at the same time you save money.

Good luck,

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