As an apartment dweller I see plenty of wastefulness. Today, a neighbor moving out threw away 5 bags of clothes. I find it ridiculous that in a city with several homeless shelters, people choose to get rid of their clothes this way. If I was willing to awkwardly pick up a bunch of stranger’s clothes from the trash in the spirit of charity, surely the owner could have just threw them in their trunk and done it themselves. Here’s all they threw out:
3 Men’s Dress Shirts, 3 Pairs of Men’s Dress Pants, 2 Ties, 4 T-Shirts, 1 Hoodie, 14 Women’s Dress Tops, 3 Pairs of Women’s Pants, and 1 Really Weird Looking Polyester Asian Dragon Robe (Seriously, it kind of scares me.)
They were all washed, clean, and on hangers strangely enough. A nice shirt and tie can really make a difference to someone trying to get back on their feet. I’ll be dropping them off at the Battered Women’s Shelter tomorrow morning.