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Does anyone know of smt like Salvation Army in Turkey?
1.       Deli_kizin
6376 posts
 30 Nov 2008 Sun 07:13 pm

Here, I always bring my old clothes etc. to a family who personally go to Romania and Bulgaria once a year to deliver all the goods to families in need. However, I have quite some clothes from the past few years that are stored in a closet in Kadir´s house. The type of clothes that you never wear, but always think come in handy, the shoes that you don´t want to throw away but that you don´t wear anymore. So I have decided in my next holiday to wash and iron everything, and bring it to an organisation that sends it to poor families in Turkey. However I don´t know where to bring it to! I have heard of Deniz Feneri, (but mainly in the news from Germany!) but on their website I couldnt find anything about bringing clothes, shoes or toys, only about financial support. Maybe I have looked wrong, but does anyone know what organisation I can bring my things to?

 

Thanks

2.       femmeous
2642 posts
 30 Nov 2008 Sun 07:31 pm

although my post will not be helpful at all, but wanted to say that i love such charity organisations. it is absolultely lovely to have such handy actions. you always have somethings at home that are almost new, esp. childrens wear. i usually would give away to relatives, but where i live i dont have them now. so put them in boxes of red cross or something similar.

 

unfortunately many countries (here i mean eastern ) arent as good as european countries in organising such actions. i think again its up to the mentality. in central asian countries people will simply will not take things used by others due to the pride. but recycling among relatives is almost ok.

 

when i first saw such things in europe i thought that this was actually very smart and wise to re-use. since i myself am very pro-recycling person i often buy or receive almpost new things from people. but if i were still in my country im quite sure that my pride would not allow it.

3.       femmeous
2642 posts
 30 Nov 2008 Sun 07:32 pm

maybe this above post of mine will give you some idea why you wont find such actions there?

4.       Deli_kizin
6376 posts
 30 Nov 2008 Sun 07:35 pm

 

Quoting femmeous

although my post will not be helpful at all, but wanted to say that i love such charity organisations. it is absolultely lovely to have such handy actions. you always have somethings at home that are almost new, esp. childrens wear.

 

 Well it is at least helpful to help me not let this post snow under with translation requests

 

Oh Red Cross! Thanks I havent thought of that. I can also look at the Turkish red cross (Kýzýlay I think).

 

Yes I love recycling as well. Im VERY careful with paper, always make sure my used clothes and toys have a second home (be it relatives, an organisation or as a cleaning cloth at home ) and sometimes even buy second hand clothes if I like them.

5.       Deli_kizin
6376 posts
 30 Nov 2008 Sun 07:36 pm

 

Quoting femmeous

maybe this above post of mine will give you some idea why you wont find such actions there?

 

 Well I know of Deniz Feneri in Turkey, and I think it is a rather international organisation, not only in Turkey.. It is like Salvation Army (but without the Christian background ofcourse) I think. But I couldnt find if they also distribute second hand clothes. But yes, I never thought of it that way. Such a shame!

6.       libralady
5152 posts
 30 Nov 2008 Sun 07:37 pm

What about Oxfam or Red Cross  (modified: already mentioned above) as well?  Perhaps worth contacting them to see if they do something.  And what about the womens refuge that was written about on the forum some time back.  Just some thoughts. 

7.       libralady
5152 posts
 30 Nov 2008 Sun 07:41 pm

http://www.islamicaid.org.uk/

 

What about contacting these to see if they do anything?  I know it is UK based but maybe there is are international offices.  I admit to not looking at the site in great detail.  But at least there are some ideas. {#lang_emotions_bigsmile}

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