Have you given much thought lately to that stack of clothes in the closet that you’ve been meaning to get rid of? How about all the boxes of stuff stashed away in your attic or garage that no one uses anymore? It can be a refreshing thing for a family to get rid of clutter and let go of things they no longer use. However, maybe you’re unsure of what to do with it all.
There are many people out there, veterans and the blind in particular, who are in need and many places looking for donations. This is the first and foremost reason to donate clothes and household items you no longer have use of. Your charitable donation will help people who may not have the things you are giving them, things that many people take for granted.
Help People and the Environment
While the joy of giving to someone in need may be enough to convince you to donate on its own, there is also the fact that it’s an environmentally conscious choice. Why toss your old things in a landfill when you could recycle them and pass them on to be used again? It really does make a difference. In fact, back in 2006 used-clothing purchases helped keep 2.5 billion pounds of fabric out of landfills. That’s a huge environmental impact! It’s an impact that you could help make year after year with clothing donations.
Know You Did the Right Thing
Good people are always striving to do the right thing. Sometimes it’s not always the easiest thing to do, but in this case it’s one of the easiest. There are tons of clothing drop off locations that you can drive to, but if you’d rather not leave your house to donate there are also donation pickup services. Not all places looking for donations offer these services, but it only takes a moment to ask around. Doing the right thing has never been simpler and you will feel good knowing that you did.
Tax Write Offs
While it’s nice to do things from the goodness of your heart, it can’t hurt to get a tax write off at the same time. Donating your used items and giving to charity are things you can claim at tax time, so the good does come back around to you later on!
Stop wondering what to do with those old clothes or the stuff in your garage. There’s an easy and kind solution. There are plenty of charitable locations in your area looking for donations today. Stop by on your way to work or have someone come pick up your old things and take them off your hands. You have nothing to lose. Donate today!