Why do they accept such items?
Because they can sell them to companies that repurpose them into rags, furniture stuffing, insulation, and more. Of course, they still want your gently worn, usable clothes, too. So, put the good stuff and the not-so-good stuff in the same bag and toss it into your favorite collection bin.
In fact, these organizations will accept more than just clothes. You can give other textiles like towels, sheets, tablecloths, jackets, and more. Remember, if the items are CLEAN, DRY, and ODORLESS — even if they’re old, stained, ugly, frayed, or torn — they belong where they can do the most good.