Winter this year has been particularly brutal, reaching record-breaking (or, at the very least, feels like record-breaking) temperatures, windchills, and snowfall. No group of people understand this better than the homeless in America. Unfortunately, there is a heartbreaking amount of homeless people in the United States. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development estimates that there are approximately 600,000 men, women, and children without a home to go to in any given night. Of those, 25% are children and 15% live together as families. The United States is the richest country in the world but, for a number of reasons, a huge chunk of its society are out on the streets with nowhere to go. And given the terrible winter conditions this past year, their plight just became worse.
Fortunately for them, however, there are a variety of charities to support that help those in their time of need. Charitable clothing donations are a wonderful and easy way to contribute to the battle against homelessness and poverty. Charitable donations in the form of clothing can truly help the poor as they endure the misery of homelessness. Any clothing will do. From a pair of socks or gloves to a packet of t-shirts, from a pair of used jeans to a winter coat, clothing donations are always welcomed by charity and non-profit organizations.
If you do decide on donating clothes, however, there are a few things to keep in mind. Make sure that the clothing is washed and in wearable condition. That is, make sure they have no major stains, rips, or stretches. That is the best way to guarantee the clothing will actually be used by the people that need it most. Also, if you don’t feel like dropping of the clothing yourself, there are several charities that will pick them up right from your doorstep or curb!
No donation is too small or insignificant. The most important thing is choosing a charity itself. There are many charities to support that will help those for, for a variety of reasons, cannot help themselves. More info like this.