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3 Reasons You Need to Be Donating Clothes and Toys This Holiday Season

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Ho, ho, ho! Before you know it, the temperature will be dropping, snow will begin to fall, and the holiday season will be just around the corner. December usually sneaks up on everybody, so it’s important to start figuring out how you are going to help give less fortunate members of your community the holiday experience they deserve.

With all of the amazing charities that accept charitable donations, including organizations who will even pick up clothing donations, th

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Clothing Donations Benefit Military Veterans Charities

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

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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

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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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How Your Spring Cleaning Impacts our Veterans

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An estimated 90% of clothing and textiles thrown out in the U.S. during 2011 could have been recycled or reused. It’s almost spring time, which means it’s about that time to start the spring cleaning process. Do you have clothes that you no longer wear? If so, you should consider local donation pick ups. Read on for the top 3 reasons how local donation pick ups can benefit your life.

Help Yourself – Clearing out your winter clutter and getting rid of things that you no longer use is an important step to organization, routine, and overall well-being. Did you know if you make a charitable donation to local donation pickups, Read More