Our goal is to try to generate money to fund our programs from every item that is donated. So in most cases, we’ll do what we can to get items in shape to sell. As for items that can’t be sold in our stores, we’ve found other creative uses for them. For instance, we recycle old clothing, stuffed animals, shoes, etc., by bundling them and selling these to salvage buyers. Other items that are too damaged for retail sales are sold to salvage brokers or broken down into pieces and recycled.