Why Donate Your Used Clothes, and How to Prepare Them For Donation

Written by Shopping Magazine on June 21, 2018. Posted in Charities that will pick up donations, Support for military families, Used clothing pick up

Are you thinking about how to give children in need clothing? There are a lot of good reasons to give children in need clothing, and there are also some best practices to make sure your clothing donations do the most good for both the needy and for you.

Why Donate?

Is it worth it to make used clothing donations? Here are a few things to consider:

  1. You get to organize and free up your space when you make donations to non profit organizations. We could all use more space in our home, and one way of getting it is getting rid of the extra stuff that’s taking up space and cluttering everything. It also helps if you need to make room for a new baby, have to downsize, or the kids are growing up and you have a lot of their old things to clear out.
  2. You are helping families in need when you donate. The most vu

The Benefits Of Helping Families In Need

Written by Shopping Magazine on March 19, 2018. Posted in Charities that will pick up donations, Clothes donations, Used clothing pick up

Helping military families

Across the United States, nearly 85% of all Americans are involved in some form of charitable giving. There are many reasons as to why Americans enjoy helping families in need. One of the most important reasons is because it helps them feel good after helping out people who need their aid.

Right now, Americans will only recycle or donate nearly 15% of their used clothing. The rest of the clothing, which is just about 10.5 million tons of clothing a year, will end up in landfills where other garbage ends up. As a result, this means that textiles are one of the worst recycling rates of any reusable materials.

In 1930, the average American woman owned nine outfits. Today, that figure is 30 outfits, which means that there is one for every day of the month. It is important that used clothing is

How Giving to Others Is Good for Everyone

Written by Shopping Magazine on December 6, 2016. Posted in Donation pick up maryland, Donation pickup, Used clothing pick up

Donating clothing to charity

Americans are very generous people. More than 95% of people in the United States are active participants in some form of charitable giving. When we cannot give money, we give our used belongings and make clothing donations. When we cannot make veterans donations of items, we volunteer our time. In one way or another, we like to give back to the community and help others. In giving back to our communities, we help ourselves, too. Here are some ways we help oursevles.

  1. When we give to others, it makes us happy. Michael Norton, a Harvard Business School professor, studied how people feel after they donate money to others vs. how they felt when they spent that same amount of money on themselves. Norton published his findi

3 Simple Ways of Helping Military Families

Written by Shopping Magazine on July 12, 2016. Posted in Charity clothing pickup, Support for military families, Used clothing pick up

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Every Memorial Day we’re reminded of the sacrifices made by our military servicemen and women. The sacrifices made by our soldiers are abundantly clear. What may be less apparent, are the sacrifices made by the families of those soldiers. Behind every solider is a family. These families are often left emotionally and financially stretched without their loved ones. One of the greatest ways to show support for our servicemen and women is by helping military families. Here are three simple ways you can do just that:

  1. Make financial contributions to military charities

    According to the National Philanthropic Trust, the average American household will donate just under $3,000 to charities each year. Considering there were 124.6 million households in the U.S. in 2015, this amounts