What can you do for your country? Perhaps you’ve considered giving back but are unsure how to do so or where to begin. There are several charities for military families and veterans that make it convenient to donate gently used clothes and other household items.
Helping military families by making charitable donations is an excellent way to show your appreciation and support an honorable cause.
Clothing donations are a common way of helping military families and veterans. Not only are helping those in need, you are also helping the environment. Did you know that the average American household discards an estimated 68 pounds of clothing each year? That adds up quickly, as research shows that close to 12 million tons of clothing and textile waste is thrown out in the United States each year. The majority of clothing, 99% in fact, is recyclable and can be put towards better use such as helping military families or others who are in need. In 2006, 2.5 billion pounds of fabric were kept from landfills thanks to used clothing donations and purchases. Still wondering exactly where to make a clothing donation?There are several local and national organizations that pick up donations right at your doorstep. Research charities that will pick up donations in your area for a quick and convenient way to show your support.
There are several different ways of helping military families. Any donation, whether is is your money, clothes, or time is greatly appreciated by our veterans, and should instill a great sense of pride in you. However you decide to give back, know that your efforts are making a difference.