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Donating Clothes to the Homeless Do Unto Others

Children in need clothing

Americans are, as a whole, a very generous people. In 2013, 72% of all charitable donations in the United States — a formidable $240 billion — were given by individual donors. Many of these owners are part of the middle (and even lower) class, and as such do not have much money to throw around. But they give anyway, not out of self-interest but because it is the right thing to do. Compare that to corporate donors, who only donated 5% of total donations that year.

Americans across the country do what they can to help the less fortunate. In terms of clothing donations, donating clothes is essential in aiding the homeless and the poor. Every year, thousands of homeless people and millions of the poverty-stricken rely on charitable (more…)

29 Jun 2015

45 Million People in the United States Fall Under the Poverty Line

Lightly used clothing

Donations for non profit organizations truly go a long way in the fight against homelessness and poverty. Non profit organizations that focus on used clothing go a long way in helping out the less fortunate. In terms of homelessness, the United States by its own estimates has a little less than 600,000 people without a home to go to. Nearly a quarter of them are children and another eight of them are military veterans, many of whom suffer from mental illnesses such as post traumatic stress disorder. In terms of poverty, the figures are even more staggering. There are approximately 45 million people in the U.S. who live under the poverty line. For these men, women, and children, getting by is a daily struggle — (more…)

29 Jun 2015

Clothing For the Homeless Donate Your Spare Clothing Today

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This winter has been particularly cold and relentless. Winter is bad enough for those with means. For those who are needy — the poor, the sick, the elderly, the homeless — winter can be not only difficult; it can be devesting. Unfortunately, far too many people in the U.S. (and the world) struggle to find suitable clothing. Thousands of people every year find themselves with little to no options in regards to clothing themselves. It’s bad enough to have no money. It’s even worse to have no clothes.

This is precisely why clothing donations are important now more than ever. Charitable clothing donations are critical for those who are unable to help themselves. Unfortunately, we as a society cannot rely on those who have the most means to aid the poor and hungry. Did you know, (more…)

12 Jan 2015