Making charitable donations is the most important thing you can do to give back to your community and change lives. A lot of people have tons of stuff they would be willing to donate but just aren’t sure how the process works.
The truth is, donating is extremely easy and there are places all around your neighborhood that will get your gently used items to families in need. This is especially important as autumn approaches and the holiday season grows nearer. If you’re still not sold on making charitable donations, here are the answers to a few common questions of people just like you:
Why should I donate? There’s a good chance you have a lot of stuff lying around that you just don’t need anymore. People seem to either hold on to clothing too long or wastefully throw it away. It is estimated that about 12 million tons of textile waste end up in American landfills every year, and a large percentage of that is quality clothing that could be recycled and donated. There are people in your community who are simply down on their luck and can’t afford to buy new clothing for themselves or their children. Your donations are the first step to regain normalcy in their lives.
Where can I donate clothes? The possibilities are endless, and a quick search online will give you a long list of places to bring your charitable donations. Your local place of worship is always accepting gently used clothing and will give your donations directly to the people who need it most. An estimated 80% of all donations to other organizations go to the needy while the remainder is sold to fund future charity efforts.
I’m really busy. Can someone pick up my donations? Absolutely, yes. Giving to charity has never been easier as several locations offer donation pickup services. These organizations will send someone right to your house to pick up your charitable donations, so you won’t even need to get off your couch to give back to your community.
Consider doing something for others this holiday season and gather some gently used goods to donate. If you have any other questions about donating, contact a local charity and they will help you experience the joy of giving back to those in need.