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
For 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, the American Red Cross provides relief for communities by providing shelter, food, water and blankets among many essentials to individuals and families in need of a helping hand. The American National Red Cross is the 13th largest charity in the United States as ranked by private donations. It received $687 million in 2014 in private donations.
Seventy percent of Americans donate to charity and about three percent of income is donated. From canned goods and pints of blood to used clothing donations and bedding, the Red Cross takes all sorts of donations. The need for donations is constant and there are many benefits to donating:
- It goes to good causes: The Red Cross says 91 cents of every dollar it spends is invested in humanitarian services and programs.
- Making use of old clothes
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When people thing of giving back to their community or helping those in need, they often think of grand gestures of generosity such as large financial donations. And while these gestures are undoubtedly impactful, seemingly small gestures such as used clothing donations can have just as big of a
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