Have you cleaned out your closet recently? Whether you’ve just overhauled your wardrobe or you’re clearing out space in the kids’ dressers, you may have quite a few clothing items that you and your family members no longer need. Some people, when they’re unsure what to do with their old clothing, will put it in the trash, not realizing the incredibly negative impact this can have on our environment. Clothing and textiles are some of the most easily recycled materials, and giving donations of clothing can significantly reduce the amount of waste in our landfills. One research estimate shows that up to 90% of the clothing and textiles found in United States landfills could have been recycled, but only a small portion of those materials is ever recovered.
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What’s the value of charitable donations in America today? According to figures from 2012, it’s over $300 billion — at least, that’s the total worth of contributions during that year. But if you’ve ever volunteered to cook meals at a soup kitchen, spent an afternoon visiting sick hospital patients or written letters to immobile pen pals around the world, you understand that charitable donations go much further than dollars and cents.
Sometimes, the most valuable donations are the donations of your time. Other times, it actually doesn’t require anything except a big bag full of ripped jeans and ratty Van Halen T-shirts. Seriously.
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