Clothing donation

Making an Impact – 3 Ways You Can Gather Items to Donate to Those in Need

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If you want to give back and help those in need, you can make a donation to truly impact the life of someone less fortunate. Donations come in several different shapes and sizes, and even the smallest donation makes a difference. Not sure where to begin? Here’s how you can get started by utilizing resources in both your own home and your community.

  1. Clean out your own closet.
    If you want to give back and start helping families in need, look no further than your own home. Start by going through your own closets and gather things that you no longer use or can be donated to needy families. Clothing donations are the (more…)

28 Dec 2015

Spread Holiday Cheer This Winter By Donating Used Clothes

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The essence of the holiday season, no matter your religious background, is to provide assistance to your neighbors in need. When you give back to your community, you’ve giving much more than clothing or toys; you’ve giving people a sense of hope.

There is no better time of the year to get into the giving spirit than right before the holidays. According to a recent survey, 42.7% of people donate more during the holidays than the rest of the year. There is an endless number of charities to support in your area who ramp up their donation efforts during the fall and winter to provide less-fortunate families the opportunity to exchange gifts and celebrate like every family should.

When you donate used clothes to people in need, your “trash” (more…)

28 Aug 2015

Donate Your Lightly Used Clothing to Charity Today

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The United States has a tragic homelessness problem. Though homelessness is nothing new, the homeless today face even more obstacles as their numbers continue to climb. A U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development report in 2014 showed that there are approximately 600,000 homeless people in the country. Nearly a quarter of them are children under the age of 18. For these people, living life is a constant struggle. They are one of the most vulnerable and unrepresented members of our society, people who need help the most.

One way to help them out is by donating clothes to charity. Charitable clothing donations provide millions of ar (more…)

08 May 2015

Why Clothing Donations for Veterans Are an Essential Part of Charitable Giving

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Each year in the United States, thousands of brave men and women come home from active duty in the military. However, these individuals sometimes have trouble supporting their families or finding employment. Many who have already returned are wounded and have sustained permanent injuries. In short, life can be difficult for those who have served in the military, and resources for helping military families may be limited.

However, there are ways that the average person can help others, especially through clothing donations for veterans. Why is donating clothing to charity so important? Here are just a few reasons why this service is great for helpi (more…)

24 Mar 2015

Clothing Donations Help Those Who Need It the Most

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Though we may not always witness poverty and homelessness firsthand, the fact remains that there is a tragic number of homeless people in the United States. The figures are devastating. According to a 2013 study completed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, more than 600,000 homeless people are out on the streets on any given night. Nearly 25% of them are children and nearly 15% live together as families. Despite our status as the wealthiest country in the world, there are more than 500,000 people living on the bare edges of society, just clinging by and struggling to survive.

However, the situation is not hopeless. There are ways to combat the widespread homelessness found all over the nation. One way ordinary citizens can help the cause is by (more…)

06 Feb 2015