Veterans clothing donations

Charitable Donations Why They’re Easier Than Ever

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Did you know that an estimated 90% of the clothing thrown out in the United States in 2011 could have been reused or recycled in some way? It?s a sad truth that much of the clothing that could be converted into charitable donations is tossed aside. Why is this? Part of the reason could be a lack of awareness ? people simply don?t know that their unwanted clothes could be of use to others. Part of it could also be due to a lack of convenience, with comparatively few being aware of the used clothing pick up systems some charities have recently taken on. The best thing that can be done to remedy this situation is to spread awareness.

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13 Oct 2015

3 Household Items You Should be Recycling

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When most of us think of recycling, we think of collecting cans and bottles in bins and putting them out in front of the house for pick up or dropping them at a local recycling center. While recycling cans, bottles, and other things that might otherwise get thrown in the trash is great, there are other things in your home that you may not have known you can recycle. And, many of these items can be used as donations for non profit organizations to help those in need. So, if you have any of these things laying around the house, don’t throw them out! Find out how and where you can recycle them, you’ll be glad you did!

Common Recyclable Items in Your Home:

Clothing

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12 Aug 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

How to Donate Your Clothing to Charity in Unique and Useful Ways

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According to current research estimates, roughly 70% of Americans donate to charity at least once per year. However, that amount could be higher if more people knew where to donate and what to give. The good news is that there are just as many ways to donate as there are charities, and some of the easiest things to give are gently used clothing donations.

Why donate clothing? Many people purchase clothing and toss it in the trash when they’re “done” with it. But this is contributing to pollution in a big way: as much as 12 to 13 million tons of clothing and textiles wind up in landfills each year in the United States alone. That clothing could have been used in clothing donations to charity instead.

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03 Nov 2014

Think Locally and Globally Save the Planet Through Local Clothing Donations

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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

Show Your Patriotism By Supporting Veterans Charities

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Do you feel like you wish you could have taken part in, or helped out more during, the United States’ “War on Terror”? Perhaps you were too old, too young, or too afraid to join the armed forces. Perhaps you had a change of heart about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan after the fact, and regret not having done more to contribute to the American cause. But it is not too late to help make a difference for veterans and their families.

Although the wars in the Middle-East are supposedly over, it is still not too late to show your patriotism by supporting U.S. veterans and helping military families. If you have paid any attention whatsoever to the national news in recent years, you probably have some kind of idea that the life of a U.S. veteran is more guts than glory. It just does not seem right that everyone (more…)

28 Mar 2014