Category Organizations that pick up donations

6 Benefits to Giving to Charity

Military charities

Do you like giving to charity? If you do, you are not alone. In 2007, people gave about $5.8 billion in clothes to charities in the United States. That is in addition to all of the money and other goods Americans donate every year. Maybe you donate because you have needed help from others and want to give back, Maybe you were taught the importance of making charitable donations. Maybe you just feel good when you make a charitable donation. Whatever your reason may be or no matter how you donate, if you bring your donations in or schedule a charity pick up, giving to others is good for you.

The Benefits of Donating to Charity:

  1. Giving to charities is good for your health. There is a lot of research that shows when people donate to charity, whether is through a charity
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3 Common Questions About Donating During the Holiday Season

Clothing donation

Many people are eager to give back to their community during the holiday season but are unsure as to how the process works. The truth is, donating is one of the easiest things you could ever do, and your charitable donations make a huge difference in a family’s holiday experience.

Before donating, people often ask questions such as: Why is it important to donate? Where do my donations go? Where can I donate clothes? If you’ve ever wondered about any of these things, here are the answers to all your important donation questions:

    Why is it important to donate? Donating is an essential part of reinvigorating a community and providing hope to those who are down on their luck. You will feel incredible knowing that you have made a palpable difference in the lives of a real family ju

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Clothing Donations Benefit Military Veterans Charities

Used clothing pick up

Charity pick up services, especially those who pick up donations for the benefit of military families, provide a noble service. In addition to helping Americans declutter their homes, they facilitate the donation and distribution of thousands of pounds of clothing and other household items to Americans who put themselves in harm’s way to serve our country.

Not only does donating clothing to charity help clean out our closets, but it also helps avoid unnecessary wast in our country’s landfills. Did you know, for example, that the typical American household di

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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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Veteran Locates And Returns Over 100 Purple Heart Medals To Families Of Soldiers

Organizations that help military families

Zachariah Fike, a captain in the Vermont National Guard began his quest to return lost and stolen Purple Heart medals when he was given one as a gift. Since then, Fike has returned over 100 stolen or lost Purple Heart medals to the families and relatives of the original recipients. The majority of recipients were awarded this prestigious medal after being killed in combat.

The military order of the Purple Heart resonates with Fike. In 2012, he created Purple Hearts Reunited, and since that time has accumulated another 300 Purple Heart medals to deliver to families. Unfortunately, the fallen service members’ medals and other belongings are often lost in estate sales, found packed away in basements and attics, or sometimes found in pawn, thrift, or antique stores if stolen. The med

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Budget Friendly Ways to Support Our Troops and Help Military Families

Disabled veterans donations

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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