Daily Archives June 18, 2015

Save the Homeless and the Environment With Charitable Clothing Donations

Charitable donations

There are more than 1.5 million charitable organizations in the United States today, all of them doing fantastic work in their individual fields and causes. Of the multitudes of charitable organizations out there, clothing charities provide warm and comfort to the thousands of Americans out there that are down on their luck and have nowhere to turn to. The Department of Housing and Urban Development found in a recent study that there are about 600,000 homeless people in the U.S. today. Perhaps more startling is the fact that nearly 25% of them are children and an exorbitant amount of them are military veterans or people with mental illnesses (sometimes both, tragically). For these men, women, and children, charitable organizations provide a lifeline they need in order to bear the streets.

In a

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What Happens When Donating Clothing

Clothing donations

Did you know that an estimated 99% of all the clothing thrown away in the U.S. could have been recycled or donated? Many Americans are hopping on the train of thought that “less is more” these days and are giving up items, such as clothing, that they may not need. Yet many convince themselves that if they don’t want those clothes, no one else will either — so they end up in the trash. In fact, the average American throws away nearly 68 pounds of clothes every year.

But one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, right? American society needs to be aware that other places in the world, and even other Americans suffering economic hardships, will happily take a charitable donation of used clothes. Donating clothing to charity does no

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