While I do a lot of clothing donations, but…Wasteful or well-done?

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I often have a dilemma when donating. I wonder, does my disdain for an item really have merit. Would someone else see treasure where I see trash? I think it’s common sense to donate lightly worn shoes in excellent condition. Our church actually takes donations yearly that go to children in Mexico who literally do not own shoes. Yeah, I definitely donate there 🙂
But, old, worn, impractical shoes? Nope. They’re not worth the effort or cost it would take someone else to sort through them! From I understand the waste bill of those places is already huge enough. Haha, that might be a record on this board. Those 17!!! years old leather boots have been sitting for over 10!!! years on the bottom of my closet:

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And while I do a lot of clothing donations, those old boots went straight into the big black hefty bag in the kitchen. I think if I had “donated” the boots, some thrift store or charity would have had to pay to dispose of them. And from I understand the waste bill of those places is already huge enough. I´m all for donating/recycling, but those 17 years old boots were just plain worthless gross stuff and NOT donation items. 17 years old, pretty stiff old leather, unsanitary, uncomfortable …Ugh! Distgusting! They were just plain old gross trash, isn´t it? Do you agree with me?

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