Donations to veterans

Interested in Helping Families in Need? Here’s How to Give Donations of Clothing to All Age Groups

Veterans clothing donations

Each year in the United States, Americans donate approximately 4.7 billion pounds of clothing to charity organizations. These donations help to provide clothing options for families and individuals in need, often at no cost or, for around one-fifth of all donations, at a reduced price in secondhand shops.

But just what should you donate if you’re looking to give away your gently used clothing? Here are a few ways you can help family members of all age groups, including people with special needs:

Children

As any parent knows, it’s difficult to keep up with the needs of growing children, especially when it comes to buying clothing. One of the easiest ways of helping families in need (more…)

13 Mar 2015

Think Locally and Globally Save the Planet Through Local Clothing Donations

Donation pickup

Did you know that the United States produces more waste than any other country on Earth? It’s an unfortunate fact. Much of that waste — approximately 5% of it — is comprised of clothing and textiles, and almost all of that could be recycled. However, all of this unnecessary waste creates big problems for the planet. To make matters worse, we could avoid this by purchasing less and encouraging factories to create less, too.

There is a solution, though, and that’s to give gently used clothing donations to charity rather than sending them to a landfill. Why is this so important? The clothing manufacturing process puts a great toll on our environment and produces a lot of waste. All of this is unnecessary, and there are many benefits to reducing this type of consumption. Want more information? Here are the (more…)

09 Jul 2014