Daily Archives June 25, 2015

Help the Poor and Save the Environment Charitable Clothing Donations

St vincent de paul donation pick up

You wouldn’t think that clothing in landfills are a big problem in the United States but in reality, it is a serious issue that deserves much more attention than it currently gets. In 2006, more than 2.5 billion pounds of fabric were kept from American landfills by used clothing companies and charitable organizations. Though it is wonderful that the fabric was removed from the landfills, the fact that so much fabric, almost all of which is recyclable, is thrown away every year gives one pause on how we discard our lightly used clothing.

Clothing donations do more than cloth the nation’s poor and homeless. There are about 600,000 homeless men, women, and c

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A Retirement Story for Generation X

Real estate for sale

“Look at all these houses for sale!”

As Bob and Betty cruised the winding roads of their neighborhood on the way to the beach, they began to realize that they needed a change. With their fellow Gen Xe-rs accounting for 27% of all new home sales, it was clear that now was a better time than any to consider what was in store for retirement.

“I think that buying a home is a good idea.” Betty mused. “There are lots of lake homes available, and I know how much you love the outdoors. That would be a great place for us to plan our retirement.”

“Maybe it is time to start planning our next steps.” Bob conceded, bristling. “Though I would rather just keep working.”

“I know, dear.” Betty co

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