Make a Contribution to Your Community by Donating to the American Red Cross

Clothes donations

When you donate clothes to the American Red Cross, you are helping this non-profit organization fund programs that assist disaster victims and others in need. Furthermore, you are also helping the Red Cross, and the community within which you live, by recycling items you no longer need.

Rather than ending up in local landfills, these clothing donations can be sold to benefit this organization that does so much to help others.

In 2014, the American National Red Cross received $687 million in private donations. This places the Red Cross as as the 13th largest charity in the United States.

Proceeds from the sale of donated items were over $2.5 million in 2015 alone. These funds aided in supporting local and national charitable programs, including the American Red Cross. Interesting to note is that non-profits have contributed $666.1 billion to the United States’ economy every year.

Were you aware that every year, 70% of the American population makes some type of charitable contribution? It has been estimated that three percent of American’s income is given to non-profit organizations such as the Red Cross.

While many people donate because they specifically want to help the population that the Red Cross serves, others do so because they believe in recycling. A recent survey showed that 63% of individuals in the upper income brackets are motivated to donate because it’s a significant way to give back to the community.

When you make American Red Cross donations, you are helping individuals as well as communities in need. The Red Cross provides assistance every day of the year on a 24-hour basis.

In addition to providing relief to disaster victims, the American Red Cross also helps others within the community. When disasters do strike, however, the Red Cross provides shelter, food, blankets, blood, and other necessities to those affected by these disasters.

Making American Red Cross donations is also easy. You can schedule a Red Cross clothing pickup or take your items to a Red Cross donation center.

GreenDrop, which has 30 locations as well as mobile trailers, can also be contacted to collect your donations.