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2 Corinthians 6:17 “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,”

Church Handbook, pp. 78-79

Disposing of Garments and Temple Clothing

To dispose of worn-out temple garments, members should cut out and destroy the marks.

Members then cut up the remaining fabric so it cannot be identified as a garment. Once the marks are removed, the fabric is not considered sacred. To dispose of worn-out temple clothing, members should burn it or alter it so the original use cannot be recognized.

Members may give garments and temple clothing that are in good condition to other worthy endowed members. The bishop can help identify those who might need such clothing.

Under no circumstances should members give garments or temple clothing to Deseret Industries, bishops’ storehouses, or charities.”

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