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

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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