10 September 2015

Clearing Out The Closets To Beat Childhood Cancer Sooner

With our little ones returning to, or starting, a year of academic adventure as school begins, it's a great opportunity to detox the wardrobes and make space for the new uniforms. Those crisp, ironed shirts, pleated skirts and polished patent shoes all need to find their place for this term and beyond, so it's time to shift the summer fashion and free up some hangers!

 

 
The Mini Mes grow so quickly that their clothes rarely last more than two seasons so with the arrival of autumn I can remove their t-shirts and shorts and put them to better use.
 
Their taste changes rapidly when it comes to characters so I can get rid of these Hello Kitty and Moshi Monster items!


 

 
 
 
These firm favourites got plenty of wear but they are probably a bit too worn to keep hold of.
 
 
By simply having a quick rummage through their rails I can tidy up and make it easier to find their knits and trousers ready for the cooler weather while also making room for their recently purchased back to school clothing. If this wasn't reason enough however, there is a bigger incentive from TK Maxx that may tempt you to bag up your unneeded stuff too.
 
For over a decade TK Maxx has been the official corporate sponsor for Cancer Research UK (Kids and Teens) and they have helped to raise a staggering £19.7 million of vital funds. Their fantastic campaign named Give Up Clothes For Good simply asks for you to bag up any unwanted clothing, pop them along to your nearest store to donate where they are converted into money for research into childhood cancer. You can even give up your accessories and homeware goods too if you're feeling like a domestic goddess and fancy a real clean. Those shelves with soon be displaying class photos, certificates and art work after all!

 
 
 
This is the biggest clothes collection in the UK and every bag could be worth a fabulous £30, when gift aid is added, so each item really makes a difference. This certainly inspired me to spend just a few minutes having a clothing clear out.
 
It would be lovely to see your donations to this worthy cause, especially as September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month, so feel free to tweet your pictures with the #GiveUpClothes hashtag. TK Maxx will also be happy to share them too. 
 
 Bag it, bring it, help beat childhood cancers sooner.
 
 
 
 What will you be donating?

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31 comments :

  1. I didn't realise this was on at TK Maxx - we are always having clear outs as the kids grow so fast I will definitely take a bag down to our local store. Such a great cause x

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  2. I didn't know about this scheme and I am due a massive clear out as my son has had a growth spurt recently and half his t-shirts are now above his belly button. Thank you for telling us about how this can raise money for an important cause.

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  3. I did not know of this what a good idea I do lots for charity as my daughter was born 10 weeks early and is disabled with Hydrocephalus its hard to try and do them all. We not long did our toy room as got rid of so much stuff some is still in the garage.

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  4. I had no idea TK Maxx were so involved! I'm based in Ireland so I must have a look and see if they have a similar donation system here. I've been planning on getting rid of stuff for ages! Definitely a great excuse to clear out some bits and bobs. :)

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  5. This is great - and we really need a good clean out, I didn't realise TK Maxx were doing this, what a great idea!

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  6. What a great idea. I give all our hand me downs to my best friend, but i will mention this to her for any of the clothes that she doesn't need

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  7. I'm abit of a hoarder with the kids clothes at times, which isn't great judging by how much I buy them. I think this might be incentive for me to have a major spring/autumn clean!

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  8. I have never heard about this. I do however have so much stuff to clear out. What a fab idea this is. May e a goid incentive to clear out. Xx

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  9. I knew Tkmaxx were taking clothes donations but was not aware it was for kids cancer research.
    Will be having a sort out and getting my Daughters stuff donated.
    Your post will make a difference xx

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  10. I've never heard of this. But I am really glad that we can raise money for an important cause with such a great idea. Thanks for the post.

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  11. Like DeliciousFashion, I never heard of this but what a brilliant initiative! It's good to know that people can help such a good cause in such a simple way!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  12. I think this is a really great idea. I don't have any children though so I don't have anything to donate.

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  13. I wasn't aware that TK Maxx did this - I usually send my children's clothes to the local charity shop but I can take the next lot here instead.

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  14. Ahh, what a great idea especially as I have just sorted out my little ones wardrobe, ready for the autumn/winter essentials. I will have to take these into town.:-) x

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  15. Such a great idea that I didn't know about. We are soooo due a huge clearout

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  16. A lovely idea and a really good excuse for a proper clearout.

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  17. Oh lovely! I have quite a few clothes to get rid of I was going to sell but for the few pounds I would get on local selling pages, I would much rather see them make a lot more to help children with cancer. Such a worthy charity.

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  18. I'm so glad I read this post, I didn't know about this. I recent sold a few bits to to put towards lambs next wardrobe, but I've got 3 big bags to donate. I'll definitely look into this :) xx

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  19. I think I saw something about this in TKMAXX but I didn't really read the poster properly. I have a spare room full of clothes for the charity shop so I think i'll look into donating to this instead

    Cat x

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  20. This is such a brilliant idea - I need to do a big clear out

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  21. I didn't know about this what a good idea. Although I'm quite tight and make the children wear their clothing to death! I also don't buy anything character! Mean mummy!

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  22. I am so you blogged about this because I had absolutely no idea. I have lots of old clothes so I will definitely take part

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  23. Is this available in store? I have many clothes and I have lost family members to cancel so I would be happy to donate to such a prominent cause.
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  24. What a great cause - thanks for letting me know about this!

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  25. I really need to have a good clear out. Your post has just given me a good reason not to put it off any longer.

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  26. Fantastic idea and very worthy cause! I have lots of bits and bobs that I will be donating!

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  27. I will be donating clothes xx superb cause

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  28. A wonderful cause. We do hand me downs with friends and cousins but I'll mention to her when the next batch head their way

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  29. A wonderful cause. We do hand me downs with friends and cousins but I'll mention to her when the next batch head their way

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  30. A wonderful cause. We do hand me downs with friends and cousins but I'll mention to her when the next batch head their way

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  31. This is a awesome idea. Will donate some clothes, we really need a clear out :-)

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