It's a new year and plenty of people are trying to declutter their lives.

For many, it's a perfect time to get into their closets and start donating clothes they've grown out of or no longer wear.

The biggest issue is where to go with all of your unwanted clothing? Depending on what you have, whether it be kids, teens, or adult clothing, there are a plethora of options in the 815.

Here's a list of 8 places in and around Rockford you can make clothing donations.

1. MotherHouse Crisis Nursery - 1603 4th Street, Rockford.

Per Children's Home And Aid "MotherHouse Crisis Nursery provides both immediate help as well as longer-term intervention/prevention family support to help stabilize the family. "

2. HOPE of Ogle County - Rochelle and Oregon.

From, "HOPE welcomes all victims and survivors of domestic abuse regardless of income, age, race, creed, sex, ethnicity, color, national origin, country of origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, limited English proficiency, spoken language, hard of hearing or deaf, low literacy, disability or religion. "

3. Rockford Rescue Mission - 715 West State Street, Rockford.

The Rockford Rescue Mission Thrift Store "offers gently used items including clothing, household goods, furniture, and accessories, which both meet the needs of our guests as well as provide a low-cost shopping option for the community."

4. Children's Home + Aid - 424 7th Street, Rockford.

Children's Home and Aid says they're "recognized for achieving outstanding results through its programs and services that focus on child abuse prevention, healthy child development and strengthening families."

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5. Rockford Area Pregnancy Care Centers, 611 West State Street, Rockford.

"Without judgment or shame, our team creates a safe place for you to process your options and make an informed decision. We are the pregnancy help you are looking for." according to the Pregnancy Care Center of Rockford.

6. Carpenter's Place - 1149 Railroad Place, Rockford.

Per the Carpenter's Place website, "Carpenter’s Place provides the tools necessary for rebuilding the lives of the homeless."

7. St. Elizabeth's Social Center - 1505 South Main Street, Rockford.

From, "our goal is to provide services for
support and aid in the development of personal and community goals."

8. Just Breathe 815 - 318 North Church Street, Rockford. says they "are driven by a single goal; to do our part in making the world a better place for all. Our mission is to provide gently used clothing to those in need. Our focus is to reach teenagers and young adults."

Did we miss any places in the Rockford area that accept donated clothing? Let us know!

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