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Why You Should Use Donation Pickup Services

Clothing donations

Did you know local charities will come to your home and pickup your unwanted items? Most local charities now offer donation pickup services to take care of your clothing, household items, and other miscellaneous items around your home. This keeps these items out of the trash and are provided to people who can use them. Millions of Americans are helped by donations every year. Furthermore, 2.5 billion pounds of fabric was kept out of the landfills by used-clothing purchases in 2006, making donation pickup services ecofriendly as well. Most good will donation are tax deductible, so check with your local tax preparer to see what you can write off.

A survey found that 50% of people making donations prefer door-to-door pickup, while the other (more…)

12 Aug 2015

How You Can Help Families in Need (Without Leaving Home)

Neighbors helping neighbors

Helping the less fortunate is not very complicated- it doesn’t require hours of research to find a trustworthy organization for charitable donations, or hard labor at a shelter or kitchen (although these are perfectly good ways to give back!) You can help people in your own neighborhood easily by going through your old possessions and donating clothes, toys, knickknacks, furniture, anything you don’t need anymore. Not only are you helping people in need, you are helping the environment; clothing and other textiles comprise about 5% of the refuse in landfills. In 2006 alone, the used-clothing industry saved 2.5 billion pounds of fabric from landfills. Almost all of the textile waste in landfills is recyclable in s (more…)

26 Jun 2015