Sweet Charity


You can’t wait 363 days to regift that Snuggie. Donate it — and anything else that’s cluttering your crib — to end 2010 with a clean closet and start 2011 with a good conscience.

Operation School Bell
Give your gently worn casual clothes, bags, shoes, and never-been-used toiletries.
Why: The organization accepts items of many kinds in order to provide school attire and more for disadvantaged kids and teens.
When: Reopens Jan. 3. Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. or by appt.
Where: 1370 N. Saint Andrews Pl., at De Longpre Ave., Hollywood (323-469-6017).

Dress for Success
Drop off new or nearly new professional clothing to the nonprofit, which offers work attire, career development, and confidence boosts to low-income women in more than 75 cities worldwide.
Why: Those Ann Taylor suits in the back of your closet aren’t doing anyone any good.
When: Second Sat. of every month, 9:30 a.m.-noon.
Where: 1680 N. Vine St., at Hollywood Blvd., ste. 900, Hollywood (323-461-1021).

The Colleagues
Donate designer clothing, shoes, handbags, accessories, and upscale home furnishings to the 60-year-old foundation to resell at its vintage store.
Why: Proceeds benefit the Children’s Institute, which helps children who have been exposed to abuse, violence, and other trauma.
When: Reopens Jan. 3. Mon., Thurs. & Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: 3312 Pico Blvd., b/t 33rd & 34th Sts., Santa Monica (310-396-7349).

Get rid of that old clunker in your garage. While you’re at it, ditch your boat, motorcycle, motor home, and airplane. Yes, your airplane.
Why: Tax write-off and KCRW Fringe Benefits card for you, plus the funds support the public radio station’s independent music, culture, and public affairs programming and NPR news.
When: At your convenience.
Where: Call 877-527-9227 to schedule a pickup.

Photo: 24thcentury / Flickr

Dress for Success
1690 Vine St
@ Hollywood Blvd, ste 900
Los Angeles, CA 90028
The Colleagues
3312 Pico Blvd
bt 33rd & 34th Sts
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Operation School Bell
1370 N Saint Andrews Pl
@ De Longpre Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028