Published on September 8th, 2015 | by Balanced Family
Clothing Donations How Small Acts of Charity Can Make Big, Lasting Impacts
It’s often been said that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. This iconic saying is perhaps best exemplified in donated, lightly used clothing and other donated household appliances and goods that are practically brand new. Though lightly used clothing and other household items should never be thought of as trash, they are often donated with the price tag still firmly attached, an indication that the item was never used.
How many times have you purchased the latest and greatest fashions at a store only to forget about them once you got home? Or perhaps they look completely different on you once the rush of making a new purchase wears off or the glow of the fitting room mirror begins to dim. Items such as these are often engulfed in a sea of other clothing in closets and wardrobes across America, where they are forgotten and left for moths to feed on. Gross.
Why not put these forgotten items to better use by choosing to donate gently used clothing items? Many people claim they have little to no time to do any kind of charitable work, let alone donate used clothes, however donating clothes is perhaps one of the easiest and most convenient ways to make charitable donations in your area.
In fact, you don’t even have to leave your home! There are a growing number of local, regional, and national charities that offer a “charity pick up” service, in which the items you choose to donate can be picked up right from the comfort of your own. Simply schedule a donation pick up time and the charity will take care of the rest.
While clothing donations may seem like a simple gesture or act of kindness, they actually make a deep and lasting impact in more ways than one. For example, did you know that donating lightly used clothing is an excellent way to help the environment? Close to 99% of all clothing that is discarded could have been recycled, reused, or repurposed in some way. By donating lightly used clothing, you’re helping to reduce the amount of fabric and textile waste in landfills while helping to clothe those in need.