Question by firstname.lastname@example.org: DONATING Clothes in THAILAND?
I hope this question will not come out culturally insensitive, however, I am NOT particularly knowledgeable about THAI customs and culture.
I am arriving in BKK on NOVEMBER 18TH and would like to ship about 20 boxes of gently used clothes to give away while I’m there. In this regard, I have several questions.
1. Do Thai men have any use for long-sleeve shirts (mainly dress shirts) due to the climate?
2. Do elderly women wear long pants? (My Mother just passed away and she left hundreds of outfits behind but they are mainly long sleeved shirts and long, polyester pants – very small – size O or 2.
3. What would be the best method to distribute this clothing, I don’t want to just go out on the street and get mobbed.
4. What’s the procedure to get the clothing into the country through Customs. Should I ask my Embassy for help?? Are there special forms to be filled out?? (FEDEX has agree to ship them for free!)
THANKS SO MUCH for all your help!!
VERY BEST WISHES
Answer by freezacrowd
Clothing is very cheap in thailand.
You should donate the clothes to a local agency like the Salvation army for example
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