Our family loves to shop for old books and one of our favorite places to do so is a local thrift store. We leave there with bags full of books and spend $20 or less. The thrift store not only benefits us by filling our shelves with books way below cost, but they hand out food to the needy in the community multiple times a week and allow low income families getting into their first home to come and choose furniture and household needs at no cost to help get them started.
Because they are such a treasure to us and our community, whenever we are getting rid of clutter we pack up the give away stuff to donate to this thrift store every time. We know that someone else will get a chance to pick it up at an extreme low cost and any profits go right back into the community.