As collection week approaches if you're like me you may have some items left that you couldn't quite squeeze in the boxes...or you got more of a certain item than you ended up needing. Did you know you can donate them? Anything that can go in a shoebox can be donated-just put it in a box or bag and label it "fillers" find your local Drop-Off Location, and take it there. They'll take them to the Processing Center, then if someone packs something in a box that needs taken out (items banned due to customs, being fragile, perishable, etc.) the volunteers will have something to replace it with. Or if someone can't quite fill up their box, they'll have something extra to tuck in! A great win-win!
NOTE: I live in the United States and this post was written based on that, but I'm guessing the same or similar is true for all sending countries.