SevenCubed - 12:21 am on Feb 26, 2011 (gmt 0)
Donate them to an organization that works with homeless people, they will get them distributed to people who really need them. You will get a "gifts in kind" donation receipt for their value so you can write off part of your loss. You'll feel good that you put them to good use and it will probably lift that cloud from your consciousness.
The homeless people receiving them probably would not have the notion to use them as you've indicated.