A number of expats prepare to head home each May and June, some for a 2-3 month summer vacation and others for good as their contracts come to an end. If this describes you, dear reader, why not gather some of your unused items to be distributed to the less fortunate labourers here in Oman. I recently picked up 2 bags of clothes from a departing co-worker to be given to The Nearly-New Centre. (Thanks, Karen. God bless! 🙂 )
The Nearly New is a thrift store or second hand store where items are sold for mere baizas. The prices are so low it’s like giving the items away. They’ve found that this works better than simply just giving things away. It’s as if people are more grateful for receiving items at extremely low prices (often just baizas) than they seem to be about getting free stuff. Of course many items are given away to down and out people who are in real need.
So if you have stuff that you need to get rid of and were just going to throw it out anyway, why not email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jess at email@example.com and together we can work out a time and place to pick up your items to be given to the nearly new to help out the less fortunate. Thanks! 🙂