People in the United States can be very generous. Around the nation, there are often stories of complete strangers coming to the assistance of others when they see there is a need. There are a lot of people who do not have a lot of money to donate, nor can they give a lot of time to volunteer for a worthy organization. For those people, the best way to give back is to give their used clothing and household items to a Red Cross donation center. Not everyone knows how many ways those donations can be used to help people all over the country. Here are some ways you help others when you donate clothes to Red Cross:
- People who need a hand-up. Despite the growth in the economy, a number of people and families are not feeling the relief. It is estimated that, in January 2015, nearly 565 thousand people were considered to be homeless on any given night. When you give to a Red Cross donation center, you make it possible for these families, and others who are living around the po
In a time when the hurricane victims in Puerto Rico are still suffering, it is important to know that American Red Cross clothing donations are increasingly important. As your family prepares for the holiday season, it is important to make sure that you take time to look through your closets and drawers to see if there are clothes and household items that you are no longer using. Finding items that you can contribute to American Red Cross clothing donations can help you make a difference not only in the continental United States, but also in
Life can be so stressful sometimes that we don’t stop to think about those who have it less fortunate than us. But every now and then it pays to stop and think about all of those people who, for whatever reason, have no place to go and no one to go to. It can be difficult to think about but it’s every bit as important as taking care of yourself. In some ways, you can look at it as a duty to society and an exercise in human empathy. It can seem daunting, at first and this is understandable. You may ask yourself what you can do to help? What can I do to possibly help fix a widespread and endemic problem? Well it can be easy if you take a step back and break it down. Let’s start with the very basics. Continue Reading
Children are commonly taught that it is bad to waste food and possessions. This is undoubtedly true, but what about clothing?
Unfortunately, far too much clothing and fabric materials are thrown away in the United States without much thought — clothing and fabrics that could be used for helping families in need. About 90% of thrown-away fabrics are perfectly reusable. In fact, nearly 2.5 billion pounds — 1.25 million tons — of fabric were saved from landfills for used-clothing purposes in 2006. Still, common clothing and household fabrics such as cotton, polyester, nylon, wool, and rayon compose 5% of the total landfill content in the U.S. Though that may not seem like a significant portion, for the homeless in America, it makes all the difference.
Clothing donations for the
Young kids are writing letters to support our troops. “Thank you for protecting our country. Must be pretty brave joining the military. They say a man looks handsome in uniform,” one such letter begins. “My name is Giselle. I’m in 8th grade. I love listening to music and being lazy. My favorite food is chicken wings.”
Our children and their heartfelt — and often funny — letters are on the right track. Contributions and donations for military families do not have to expensive. It is more than possible to give back to active military and veterans, without breaking the bank. Here are some simple — and cheap — ideas:
Donate From Home
If you are tight on money and time, you can still Continue Reading
With the recent Ukrainian crisis, many question whether U.S. troops may need to ultimately intervene. Whether or not tensions flare up again, American soldiers and military families need our support. Deployment puts financial and emotional strains on military spouses. Moreover, there are at least 1 million parents in the military, and studies show that children may be even worse off. Even the average American citizen, however, can do a considerable amount to help. Here are some things you can do:
Donate Stuffed Toys
Many non-profit organizations accept charitable donations. One California charity, for example, asks Americans to donate a small to medium-siz