Did your in-laws give you a bottle of perfume that triggers your allergies? Do the fur-lined boots from your brother seem a bit impractical for your warm climate? Perhaps the espresso maker from your boss is unlikely to convert you from a tea drinker into a coffee afficianado.

Even though we give with love in our hearts and the best of intentions, some of our choices fall a little short of the mark. It happens to all of us.

So, why not make the best of it and donate your gift to a charity that can turn it into income to support their great work?

The Salvation Army all over the US – and abroad – would be delighted to offer your not-quite-right gift ‘amnesty’ at one of our thrift stores.

Remember the old adage: one man’s trash is another man’s treasure! If Santa gave you something this year that wasn’t on your list, please consider donating it to The Salvation Army.

For a list of our stores and drop off locations, please visit and use the zip code finder in the upper right corner.

Everything you give or purchase from a Salvation Army Family Store helps provide the funding we need to offer no-fee, residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation to men and women who need it.

Thank you for donating your gift. We promise not to tell a soul, only to save one!

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