Donating Used Garments/Supplies Policy Effective May 15, 2020
Effective May 15, 2020 Lymphie Strong will no longer facilitate donations or giveaways in the group due to stringent and evolving FB policies and safety precautions.
Our group has grown and changed in many ways. In the early days 7 years ago when we were smaller, we could do a lot more personal things like donate items to each other. Nowadays FB is getting tougher and tougher about tracking exchanges in non-sell groups. Namely bots look for drugs (all kinds), pets, and human trafficking. They are making Admins more accountable and shutting down groups without recourse and without warning.
Therefore, here is a quick list of your options.
- You can contact your local Certified Lymphedema Therapist to see if they can repurpose your garment(s).
- You can join the NEW/USED sell group Lymphedema Buy/Sell/Trade which is solely dedicated to selling and/or exchanging new or used lymphedema supplies. FB has different rules applied to sell groups.
- You can join the NEW/USED sell group Lipedema Lymphedema Used and New Compression which is solely dedicated to selling and/or exchanging new or used lymphedema and lipedema goods. FB has different rules applied to sell groups.
- If your item is brand new and has never been opened, you can try to donate to Ninjas Fighting Lymphedema Foundation by visiting their website to see if it is acceptable to them.
Thanks for understanding and for your cooperation.