Some FAQ’s About The Pick-Up Gmach/Perfect Picks Boutique

Submitted by The Pick-Up Gmach: Q:What is the Pick-up Gmach/Perfect Picks Boutique all about?

A: If you appreciate your clothing and you’d like it to be used by others who would likewise appreciate the clothing,

would hate for it to be wrinkled or rained on in the donation process,

AND want it gone right away, hassle-free,

…then this pickup service is for you.

We are a free pick-up service for gently-used or new current children’s clothing, passing it on to needy Lakewood families who don’t mind wearing used clothing as long as it is current and in excellent condition. We operate a boutique and the families “shop” for free, “buying” the clothing that we collect. Although there may be some families who don’t mind dressing their children in clothing that is out of date and style, that is not the clientele this gmach services.

Q: Hi. Just finished cleaning out my attic. I have bags and bags of gently-used clothing that my kids outgrew some years back–wide pants, boys argyle vests for shabbos, wide 3 pc. Carter’s outfits for babies, etc. Can someone come haul it away?

A: Maybe you should try Batya 201-47-PURPLe or a non-Jewish organization that takes used clothing, such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, 877-336-8828, or bins such as the Sheriff’s Association (bins by Todd Plaza and John St. by Silvino’s Auto), etc. This is not the type of clothing we collect, and probably is not suitable for any other clothing gmach here in Lakewood since it probably isn’t the type of clothing that is in demand here in Lakewood. We recommend donating it next time right away after it is used, while it is still current, so it CAN be appreciated by people here in Lakewood.

Q: Hi, I have some outfits I’d like to donate. I have 5 girls in a row K”ah and we pass the clothing down. My youngest of the five is leaving for Seminary. I’d like to donate her clothing and the clothing my other daughters have worn and passed onto her to your wonderful gmach. When can you pick it up?

A:  Although we’d like to help you out, we are a pick-up service for current clothing in excellent condition.

It sounds like the clothing has already been passed down.

In that case, we recommend you try Batya (they take usable clothing and do not specify that it has to be current), or Big Brothers Big Sisters or another non-Jewish organization which sells non-usable clothing per pound.

Q: Do you take uniforms/Purim Costumes, etc.?

A: No. You can better service the community by giving them to a gmach that only takes those items. There are many here in Lakewood. You can find a listing for them in the Cheder phone book. It will just burden our volunteers and give us more work to do.

Q: My husband just lost 50 pounds and I have closets and closets filled with his old large-sized clothing. Can someone come and take it?

A: We are sorry but we don’t take much men’s clothing. We will take men’s iron-free shirts if they are in excellent or new condition (not yellowed or stained) or men’s new black shoes since those are things the yungerleit in our gmach would find very helpful.

Q: Hi, our Bubby was just was niftar and we have a house full of her clothing and shoes. Can you pick it up today?

A:  So sorry to hear. We only take children’s clothing, in perfect condition AND is current NOTE:

Q: I had several babies recently and my previous wardrobe is no longer my size. Can I give it all to you? I also have new layette that I didn’t use.

A: Thank you for thinking of us. The baby items will be greatly appreciated by our families who recently had babies and would appreciate something fresh to put on them.

Q: Hi, I have some outfits and shoes from last season that my children hardly wore. The shoes are very lightly worn. I also hate returning things to the store. It is such a waste of time for me. When can you pick up my stuff?

A: Yes! We will take it. It will be picked up within 24 hours. Put it in a bag, seal it, label it gmach. Then text us your address to 848-525-6961 when you place it out and we will have it picked up. Please leave it out until it is picked up.

We will put out the fall clothing immediately so the families know they have clothing for the upcoming Yomim Tovim.  Tizki L’mitzvos!

The Pickup Gmach/Perfect Picks Boutique takes:

Children’s clothing in excellent condition and current styles, sizes 0-16 Girls, 0-12 Boys.

Girls and Boys lightly worn or new shoes.

Men’s iron free shirts in excellent condition (not yellowed or stained)

Label the bag Gmach, place out and text your address to 848-525-6961 and it will be picked up within 24 hours.

The Pickup Gmach


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  1. Tizku Lemitzvos and thank you for your wonderful work!

    Can you recommend a Gmach that would pick up 2 very gently worn womans wedding gowns?

    Thank you!

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