When donating clothes to charity, you aren’t helping out the less fortunate or the homeless. You are helping out your neighbors. That is what charity is all about: helping your neighbor. Some of our neighbors do happen to be less fortunate, and some others do not have a home to go to at night. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, there are more than 600,000 homeless men, women, and children out on their own today. These people are some of the most vulnerable members of our society, and they are — of course — our neighbors.
To donate household items and lightly used clothing is to truly perform a blessing. It is a wonderful thing to do. Americans as a whole are generous, donating approximately $333 billion dollars to charity two years ago. However, the sources of these donations are rather telling. Individual donations made up the most donations, comprising 72% of total donations. The education sector, too, proved to be generous by providing 16% of the donations. Unfortunately, corporate donors — the organizations that can stand to donate the most — make up only 5% of total giving. Though all donations are truly appreciated and go to those in need, the poverty-stricken and homeless cannot hope to depend on the kindness of wealthy strangers.
Donate household items today to make a world of difference for the homeless. Donate used clothes. Donate used toys. Donate anything that can provide people warmth and comfort when they need it the most. There are a variety of organizations that accept clothing and household item donations. In fact, there are even charities that will pick up donations right from your front door or curb! Donating to charity has never been quite as convenient.
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