How Your Spring Cleaning Impacts our Veterans

Clothes donations

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, or other charitable donations, that you are eligible to deduct it from your taxes? Simply make an itemized list of all of the charity donations you make in order for simpler deduction.

Help Others – Making donations at local donation pick ups also help to clothe others in your community that may not be as fortunate as you are. Many pick up clothing donations also provide support for military families and veterans who may be struggling after returning from deployment. In the United States, the unemployment rate among veterans stood at 9.9% during 2012, and is 2% above the national average of regular US citizens. By making donations, you are helping you are helping these types of organizations to stay in business and provide jobs and other assistance to the surrounding community or the populations they serve.

Help the Environment – Recycling unused or unneeded clothing reduces landfill waste, as well as pollution to the environment. By donating your clothing to local donation pick ups, you are keeping these textiles out of landfills, and in the hands of people who could truly use them.

The value of donating used clothing is greater than you may realize. The impact extends far beyond cleaning out your closet. It not only impacts you, but also positively impacts the community and the environment as well.