Christmas has come and gone (boo!),and now you're left with somefabulous presents...and of course,somenot-so-fabulous presents.Maybe it's the wrong size and you don't have a gift receipt,or your parents got you a winter coat even though you just bought one two weeks ago andkiiindof forgot to mention it.Whatever the case,I've got good news: You don't have to let these presents sit unwanted until your next epic closet sweep.Here are five easy ways to do good with your unwanted gifts.
Warm Someone's Winter__
One Warm Coatis a nonprofit that has a comprehensive nationwide listing of places to donate your coat.They also offer services to help you set up a local coat drive or buy a donation card.Got a splashy new coat you actually want to keep?Drop off the old model.
Help a Teen Go to Prom
Did someone gift you a special occasiondressthat's a little too junior for you or just not your style?Donate party dresses (that are appropriate for a high school student) toAbby's Closet,a nonprofit that will give your dress to a girl who needs it for prom and might not be able to afford one otherwise.Can you think of anything more amazing than giving a girl herdream prom dress?Goose bumps!Abby's Closet also accepts dressy costume jewelry and accessories,so don't hold back.
Cheer Up With Makeup
If you're not totally loving the nail polish your little brother picked out,or the glittery makeup kit your grandma gave you that's much better suited for a 16-year-old,that's OK—you can do something really awesome with it.优德官方网站Beauty Busknows that looking good is the best medicine,so it does in-home and hospital makeovers for chronically and terminally ill patients in select areas.The organization also mails care packages to patients nationwide,making this by far the best thing you can do with new 优德官方网站beauty products you're never going to use.Give Your Games
Get two copies of the latest Wii game?Or did you give your nephew a game he already received from Santa (because he got a* gazillion* presents)?Here's a way you can really make a child's day:Child's Playwill help you donate video games (and other toys and games) to local hospitals for sick children to enjoy.The organization also takes cash donations.
__Donate That Random Gift Card
Many charities accept donations of gift cards,so if you received a card to a store you will never shop in,hand it over to a good cause.Or you can use the card to buy items to donate.Want a couple of ideas?AtDonors Choose,your gift card will help teachers and schools;atThe Giving Effect,that little piece of plastic will go to one of the more than 1,600 charities supported by the site.And if there's a local charity you prefer to donate to,give it a call.Chances are,it will happily accept your gift card!