Spread Holiday Cheer This Winter By Donating Used Clothes
The essence of the holiday season, no matter your religious background, is to provide assistance to your neighbors in need. When you give back to your community, you’ve giving much more than clothing or toys; you’ve giving people a sense of hope.
There is no better time of the year to get into the giving spirit than right before the holidays. According to a recent survey, 42.7% of people donate more during the holidays than the rest of the year. There is an endless number of charities to support in your area who ramp up their donation efforts during the fall and winter to provide less-fortunate families the opportunity to exchange gifts and celebrate like every family should.
When you donate used clothes to people in need, your “trash” becomes their treasure, and it will be an experience they never forget. You may have heard this saying before, but it’s the thought that counts when it comes to donating. Many people seem hesitant to donate because they think their entire wardrobe is either impossible to part with or too tattered to be reused. The truth is that everybody has things in their closet they can get rid of, and the things you donate mean a lot more to others than they do to you.
The best part of making charitable donations in 2015 is the fairly-new introduction of charities that will pick up donations directly from your home. Charity pick up allows you to donate used clothes without ever having to leave your home. Simply fill a box with your unneeded goods, arrange a time with your local charity, and they will pick up your donations, free of charge.
This is a huge development for people who simply don’t have the time to stop by a charitable organization in their area. A recent survey found that more than half of people who donate used clothes prefer door-to-door pickup, so the introduction of this new service is doing wonders to increase community participation in donating.
A great idea is to take your kids along to the charity if you don’t opt for pick up services. You can instill in them the importance of giving back at a young age, and it will be a memory they keep for the rest of their life.
Donating encompasses everything that is great about humanity, and there is no better time to help the less fortunate than during the holidays. Do a little research on your own to find charities near you that pick up donations, or find a local charity to stop by and do your part in giving back.