I Want To Give More

12:30 PM Daniella Bella 0 Comments

For some reason I have a slight attachment to things. I have this feeling towards item I won't even use or wear for years. I really want to let go of this attachment....

Of course not everything I'm going to let go of. Somethings are keeps sake, or really do have sentimental value. Some items were possibly very expensive, they're classic items and hold there value or the value goes up with time...but for the most part I need to let go.

Usually I'll give my stuff to the Salvation Army, which is totally fine to do. Unfortunately they've closed down the one where I live, but there's still one close by in the next town. There's also Facebook groups where you can sell items and people bid. For some reason I'm HORRIBLE at this, and have pretty much given away items for $2, which I see someone sell the same item, in a more used condition and get $50. So I've learned there's no point selling this stuff, wasting my time when I could give it to someone who really NEEDS it and can't afford it. I want to and would rather GIVE.

My wonderful fiance bought us some new luggage the past week. Mine was still in good condition, and I thought what am I going to do with this, and who will take it as a donation. I didn't want to drop it off at a thrift store to be re-sold, I wanted to straight up just give. This inspired me to Google the homeless shelters in Vancouver. There are a lot of people that come through there that probably could use something to carry their belongings in. Well luckily they accept donations!! I was so happy to see this, and although this might be common knowledge to some, I had no idea. Where I live (Langley) we don't have shelters..Well okay we have one, and I don't think they take donations (I need to look into that)... Anyways they accept so many items I've never thought about before. Besides the usual, such as clothing. They accept and need toiletry items, toothbrushes, shoes, magazines, games and so much more, who doesn't have these items to give?

To make a long story short, I truly enjoyed gathering items around my house that I wasn't using any longer. I found a lot, and what's great is I'm also a hoarder of hotel toiletry items, so I had a ton of them to donate! Perfect too as they request travel size toiletries, anyways now my toiletry hoarding game will get stronger as I know it's all for a good cause.

Moral of this story, there's so much we can give. I need to let go and not be so afraid that I might use an item again. If I do happen to ever regret donating something (I've never so far), I'm in a position where I'm sure I can go get a new one. There are so many people in a position where they don't have ANYTHING. It feels so good to help out, and how amazing it would feel to receive.

Here are some places in Vancouver BC that accept donations:

Hours for donations: Every day including weekends between 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm; Monday-Tuesday & Thursday-Friday from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ring the doorbell if locked and don’t hesitate to ask for assistance from staff if you require help carrying things in.

To donate items please call 604 876 0872 Monday to Friday 9.30-5.30 or email info@rapereliefshelter.bc.ca

 If you would like to donate items directly to Sheway, please call us at (604) 216-1699, to arrange a drop-off time.

Donation Drop off hours: 
Thursdays: 1-7:30PM and Saturdays 10-12:30PM

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