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 articles of clothing for the truly needy. Having warm/comfortable clothing to wear makes living in the street a little easier to bear. Moreover, it’s important to recycle clothing and textiles in addition to giving them away.

Why? Because every year, billions of pounds of fabric are needlessly thrown away, ending up in landfills across the country. Nearly 5% of the total waste found in American landfills are household textiles and clothing, 90% of which can be easily recycled and turned into clothing. Did you know that in 2006, 2.5 billion pounds of fabric were kept from landfills by used-clothing and charitable organizations? Although this is wonderful, the fact that so much waste could have been discarded like that gives one pause.

That is why donating lightly used clothing (and recycling the fabrics you truly don’t want to give away) is essential in the nation’s fight against homelessness and poverty. To donate toys and lightly used clothing will truly go a long way for families who have nothing to their names. Consider donating the clothing you no longer wear to charity. Even a pair of socks or a single t-shirt will truly make a difference in the lives of others.

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