I asked about a week ago about how to find a food pantry to donate things to... as luck would have it, the very next day my boyfriend and I had to go help someone from his work and follow him because he had a bunch of cardboard boxes on the back of his truck that weren't staying in place (one of them fell off into the road)and we had strap them down and make sure none of them flew off on the road again. One of the boxes started slipping so we called him and we both pulled over into a random parking lot. I was sitting in the car sweating to death and trying to entertain myself while they reworked the strap and I noticed that the little building we had parked in front of had a sign that said something about donations and a clothing closet. I went inside and asked if they accepted donations of things like shampoo and other bath products because I have so many that I don't need... they said that they did and I'll be going there tomorrow! I feel so happy that I'm able to help in this way and I think I can buy things without feeling selfish and wasteful now.
I know this isn't that big of a deal but I was just so touched that I am able to help someone in even the tiniest of ways and that a place like this exists just for that purpose.