Non-profit organizations provide valuable services to their communities as well as the country at large. On an annual basis, these organizations contribute $666.1 billion to the United States’ economy as well. Every year, approximately 70% of the United States’ population makes some type of donation to charities of their choice. While some individuals may make monetary donations, others will give of their time and expertise. Still others will donate used clothing, household textiles, and other items that can be worn again, repurposed, or recycled.
It’s interesting to note that on an annual basis, Americans will purchase 20 billion pieces of clothing and shoes. When averaged out, this is the equivalent of every person purchasing 68 garments and seven pairs of shoes a year. Even though many of these items may be worn on a regular basis, the Environmental Protection Agency reported that Americans literally throw away a substantial percentage of their clothes. This amounts to an aver Continue Reading
When’s the last time you gave to charity?
If it’s been a while, never fear. There’s never a wrong time to be a generous soul and consider all the ways you can brighten up someone’s life. For those that are lacking some ideas…try digging around your closet and look for some old clothes you no longer wear. Clothing donations are one of the smartest ways of helping out your neighbor, your industry and your environment. You can even save a little extra money this year when you invest in a Red Cross clothing pickup service.
How does it all work? Here’s a breakdown on the function of free clothing pickup services and why they add so much to our everyday life.
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How good is the United States when it comes to charitable donations? According Continue Reading
Pleas to donate clothes to Red Cross have been made before, but this time Americans all across the nation have seen the devastation that has generated the latest requests. A year’s worth of rain in two days has left many parts of Southern Louisiana in need of clothing, water, food, and finances. Even President Obama on his visit to the state made a request for every American to do what he or she can to help. The decision to donate clothes to Red Cross, especially new clothes that could be worn as students return to school, can be helpful.
All of the schools in Louisiana’s second largest school district are closed on what was supposed to be the first week of school. Because of historic flooding in Baton Rouge and other areas, classes have been postponed until after Labor Day. According to a September 25, Continue Reading