Category Charitable donations

The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist

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The sun is out, the birds are chirping, and the snow is slowly melting away. You know what that means — spring is here! And for a lot of people, that also means it’s time to get out the old feather duster and do some much-needed spring cleaning. But even the noblest of intentions can get overwhelmed by the sheer amount of tasks that need to be done.
Refer to this handy list of spring cleaning tips and in no time you’ll be free to frolic with the frogs in the beautiful, sunny, blooming outdoors!

Clean Your Carpets
Carpets go through quite a lot during the winter. From snow boots to dirty dog paws, these fabric mats essentially act as dirt sponges, absorbing all of the wayward winter muck. To clean your carpets, first target the high traffic stones and zero in on heavy stains.

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7 Reasons Why Giving to Charity Could Be Your Best Decision Yet

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Spring is quickly approaching, and the all too familiar ‘spring cleaning’ is looming ahead. Some love the deep cleaning and some hate it. Whichever category you fall in, part of a good spring clean is getting rid of things that we don’t need. All of us have plenty of clothing, appliances and other items that we have not used in so long. In 2011, 90% of the clothes and material that was tossed could have been recycled. but were not. Since then, about 12 million tons have been thrown out each year. Let’s not let that happen this year.

Charitable donations are the best way to get rid of our gently used items. People need clothing donations...

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Donate Used Clothing And Household Items To Charity

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Many of us are accustomed to passing on our unneeded clothing to be used by others. About 80% of charitable clothing donations are donated to the needy by organizations in the United States or sold to support their funding.


There are many organizations that accept clothing donations
, and some even have a donation pickup service. It’s estimated that two million tons of clothing and textiles were recycled or donated to charity in the United States in the year 2011. But another 12 million tons is thrown out in the United States each year. And 90% of that could have been recycled or reused.

One group in particular that c

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Help the Poor and Save the Environment Charitable Clothing Donations

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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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Budget Friendly Ways to Support Our Troops and Help Military Families

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Thousands of children take a few minutes to write heart-warming letters — or sometimes birthday cards, Valentines, or Christmas cards — to active military and returning veterans. “Thank you for fighting for our country. I love the color camo. Why did you want to go to the military? Thank you for dieing [sic] for our country. I love American flags. Do you ever stop working?” one letter begins.

Our children have the right idea. Helping military families, soldiers, and veterans does not necessarily entail spending a lot of time — or money — on charity. There are plenty of ways you to support our troops, without paying out of pocket. Here are some creative and inexpensive ways to get involved:

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