Overloaded with free samples or drugstore deals? Donate them for a good cause!

I just came across a great idea for donating unused drugstore deals or free samples, and I wanted to pass it along.

I know a lot of frugal folks collect tons of free samples or stockpile toiletries with the drugstore deals. Lately, I’ve been reading posts from a lot of you about how your stashes have gotten out of control. If you fall into this category and you’ve collected way more free samples or drugstore deals than you can reasonably use, consider donating them to a homeless or domestic violence shelter.

I stumbled across this MySpace page that shares the idea, and I think it’s a great concept.

This website from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development offers resources about homeless shelters in your area. Find one near you, and see if they participate in a program like this.

You can also contact local domestic violence shelters to see if they’re interested in donations.

If you find a participating organization, not only will you be donating to a good cause, but you’ll clear some clutter from your home. It’s win-win!

Has anybody had any success with this? Please let me know!