Archive for February, 2015

You Don’t Have to Be an American Sniper to Give Back to the Veteran Community

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Following the release of the Oscar-winning film American Sniper, a wave of patriotism swept across America, igniting a new wave of military support and feelings of patriotism. The film covers both the military career and personal story of Chris Kyle, a humble Navy SEAL hailing from Texas who is now known as the deadliest sniper in American history.
Kyle died not in combat, but on American soil at the hands of another veteran who was suffering from PTSD. His untimely death only served to further highlight his commitment to supporting veterans and helping military families.
However, you don’t have to be an American sniper in order to support military families and make veterans donations. There are plenty of ways to

How to Donate Your Lightly Used Clothing to Charity

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Did you know that you may be throwing out clothing unnecessarily? Many people find that they quickly grow tired of the garments they own. Either trends have changed, or people simply think that the clothing is unusable. The truth, however, is that textiles are some of the most easily recyclable materials on the planet. Approximately 90% of lightly used clothing that gets thrown away could be donated to charity instead of heading to the landfill.
The goods news is that it is easy to give charitable clothing donations if you have them. Doing so also gives you the chance to clean out your closet if you haven’t already. But how,

Things to Consider When Buying an Amish-Built Gazebo

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Gazebos are pretty much a staple of outdoor structures. They serve both a functional and an aesthetic purpose — for entertaining and to add interest to the outside of a home. Since the Amish are famous for creating handcrafted custom wooden structures, they’re becoming pretty popular for homeowners looking to add a gazebo to their yard. If you’re looking for a custom Amish gazebo, there are a few things you need to think about when you’re working with your gazebo builder on the design and manufacture of it.
1. The Purpose it’s Going to Serve The first thing you need to think about, before you even start shopping for gazebos, is the purpose that the structure is

Three Lessons You Can Learn From Spongebob’s Decorating Skills

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Who lives in a pineapple under the sea, and has some of the most tasteful nautical home decorations decking out his living room? Everyone’s — even adults’ — favorite cartoon sea animal, Spongebob Squarepants.
While few people would ever want to recreate the silly sponge’s pineapple bungalow in their own homes, it’s hard not to admit that Spongebob hasn’t nailed a proper nautical theme. In fact, you could get a lot of ideas just by checking out which nautical items he’s decorated his home with. Here are just a few!
Diving Helmets.
Of all the different nautical items in Spongebob’s home, the most dominant is his diving helmet TV. While no such item actually exists, it’s more than possible to purchase a Continue Reading No Comments

Three Charity Donation Ideas for Your Old Clothing Castoffs

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If you’ve recently undergone the task of taming your wardrobe, you probably have a number of old garments that you no longer need. For some people, it might sound easy to simply throw these items away, but wouldn’t it be better to give them a new home instead?
The answer is yes: in the United States, where more trash is produced than any other country, approximately 12 to 13 million tons of the solid waste in landfills consists of clothing and textiles. The worst part is that at least 95% of those items — if not more — could have easily been salvaged and donated to charity.
The good news, however, is that more people are managing to give their old clothing to charity organizations. At least 4.7 billion