Category Donating clothes

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

charitable donations

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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Charitable Donations and How Giving Helps You

Charitable donations

Some studies indicate that giving something, whether your time, a compliment, or a gift, can improve your mood with something called positive psychology. An easy way to give to others and help yourself is by making a charitable donation, not of money, (though they need that too) but lightly used clothing.

If more people gave away instead of throwing away, landfills would be less full, especially with textiles. It is estimated that in 2006 alone, 2.5 billion pounds of clothing were kept out of landfills by being donated to second-hand shops instead. Some accounts estimate that as much as 90% of the textile waste in landfills is perfectly acceptable for donation and could go towards helping families in need.

Why doesn’t everyone donate? It is likely a matter of con

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