After finally enjoying a few days of beautiful weather, today’s forecast includes both thunderstorms and high winds. With an excuse to stay inside, however, you have decided to make the most of this day. By storing away the winter sweaters, hats, coats, and gloves, you can make room for the summer shorts and swimsuits that will soon be a part of the everyday wardrobes in your house. Taking care of this clothing switch while your husband and gets are at school means that you will also have a box of items ready for next week’s Red Cross clothing pickup service.
It is not that the rest of your family does not like to give to charity, but you have always been the one who is less sentimental when it comes to going through clothes and other items in the house. If no one is wearing an item, in fact, you are more than ready tot make sure that item finds itself is a better home.
Fortunately, regularly scheduled Red Cross clothing pickup times make this a much easier task. By making used clothing donations you are able to make sure that you are able to not only clean out your home’s closets and drawers, but that you are also able to help those who are in need. In a time when some families have so much and other families have so little, the decision to make donations to Red Cross donation centers can help level the playing field in many communities.
The decision to donate clothes and household items means that you are able to make sure that you are doing your part to help those who are most in need. Consider some of these facts and figures about the charities in America and the impact that they have on both the nation’s economy and the life’s of many individual families:
- 70% of people in America give to charity each year.
- In spite of the number of people who donate, a mere 3% of American income is given to charities each year.
- 63% of high net worth donors indicate that their chief motivator for making donations is to give back to the community.
- Americans throw away an average of 10 pounds of clothes per person each year, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Many of these items could have been donated to others who are in need, and all of these textiles could have been recycled and used for other purposes.
- Internationally, more than 14.3 million tons of donated American textiles help clothe people and families worldwide.
- $666.1 billion is contributed to the U.S. economy every year by non-profits.
Do you have plans to clean out the closets and cupboards in your house? Maybe you can take the next bad weather incident to make sure that you are getting rid of the things that are no longer used in your home and donating them so that they can be put to a better use. Red Cross clothing pickup services are a convenient way to make a difference in your community.