Deciding Which Types of Clothing to Donate

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Chances are, you’ve probably heard of the Red Cross. If you haven’t, the American Red Cross is a charitable organization that helps those in need around the clock. This is important because there are many homeless individuals throughout America. During January 2015, 564,708 people were homeless during any given night throughout the United States. You can help solve this problem by providing Red Cross clothing donations. However, it’s understandable to wonder which types of clothing you should consider donating. With that in mind, here are four helpful ways to determine which types of clothing to donate.

  • Articles of Clothing You’ve Forgotten About
    There’s no doubting that life moves at a fast pace. Therefore, it’s common for many people to purchase articles of clothing and forget about them. Considering that, it’s likely you’v

Used Clothing Better to Donate Than to Throw Out

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Americans own a lot of clothes and apparel. If you were to wander into your bedroom and start picking through your closet and drawers, it’s certain that you’d notice just how much you own. At face value, it might not seem that you own that many outfits, but think of how many you don’t wear that often (once a week or, at most, once a month). Think of the fact that all of that clothing is just sitting around your home.
Business thrives off of apparel, and Americans are purchasing most of them. Americans purchase upwards of 20 billion garments every year. Broken down, that means that the Average American has 68 pieces of clothing and 7 shoes, or, in other words, purchases one piece of clothing every week. That’s a lot of outfits, most of which go to waste. As stated by the EPA, America

This Is the Season to Think of Those Who Are Less Fortunate Than You

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This is the first time in years that you have been ready for Christmas this early.
It is only the second of December, but you already have all of the trees in the house up and decorated. Your husband has put a live tree on the front porch and draped greenery across the front porch, as well as hung the lights on the street trees in front of the house. Even more unbelievable, you have all of the presents purchased and already wrapped.
In spite of having the entire house ready, you still feel a little less festive than you want. You know that you have made all of the purchases that your girls had hoped for. You have even found several items that you think your husband will both like and be surprised about.
Why is it then that you are not really in the holiday spirit? Why is it then that yo

Three Ways for an Office to Donate to the Red Cross

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A company of any size can find it easy to setup charity initiatives. It’s understandable to feel overwhelmed at the thought of setting up a charitable event. The good news is that there are several ways to encourage employees to give to charity. In this post, you will learn three great ideas for an office to donate to the Red Cross.
  • Fundraising Events
    You may find that having workers donate clothing is the best option. Instead of having workers pay an entrance fee, have them each donate a gently used clothing item. It’s always encouraged for workers to bring more than one item for donation. A fundraising event is a great way to have your employees help charity while having a great time. One of the most popular fundraising efforts in the workplace is a walk for char