Giving to charity may sound difficult to many people, but it’s actually a whole lot easier than you might think. Whether you want to work with charities that support wounded veterans and military families or if you have another cause you want to donate to, it’s time for you to see what opportunities you have to help others. Here’s how you can begin helping others RIGHT NOW:
1. Donate clothing. Clothing donations are some of the most environmentally friendly donations out there. Clothing and textiles are easily salvageable, but they tend to wind up in the landfill more often than not. In fact, each year some 12 to 13 million tons of clothing get thrown away, despite being reusable. Sadly only 15.3% of that is recovered, but donating to veterans groups or other charities is a great way to help the planet and other people! By giving wounded veterans clothing donations, you not only contribute to causes that are helping military families and veterans in need. You can also benefit programs that give veterans work.
2. Give household goods to charity. Have old furniture laying around in your basement? Need to get rid of that blender you haven’t used since 2007? It’s time to give those items a better home. If you have household items that you no longer need, consider giving them to charities in your area. Like donating clothing, this keeps appliances, furniture, and electronics from becoming wasted goods, and it benefits those who may not be able to afford those items on their own.
3. Volunteer your time. If you don’t have anything to give to wounded veterans charities or other causes dear to your heart, don’t panic! There are plenty of ways that you can help live and in person! By volunteering, you’ll have the chance to help charity organizations that serve people in need. For instance, you might sort through used clothing donations or serve food to the hungry. However, you might also wind up working directly with the people who have the most need. The choice is yours when you show up ready to help others!
Have other ideas on how you can support wounded veterans charities or begin helping families in need? Leave a comment in the space provided.