When Was the Last Time That You Cleaned Out Your Closet from the Items That You No Longer Wear?
The closets were always full. The dressers were full. The basement storage area was full. Even the back of the car was full You spent more time in the last year sorting and organizing clothing and household items that you no longer used on a regular basis. You walked in and out of the stores that claimed to buy clothing, but you never really seemed to stop by wit the right of the clothes at the right time of the year. You seemed to always bring sweaters in when all they are buying was shorts, sandals, and swimsuits. You brought in sundresses and rain gear in the middle of winter when the stores are buying winter wool coats, as well as hats and gloves.
Promising that you would store those clothes away until you could sell them. Unfortunately, you rarely followed through on these plans. Now that every corner of space in your house is full, however, you are determined to make a plan.
Fortunately, you finally listened all the way to the end of one of those phone calls. You only get them once a month, but you typically hang up within the first few seconds. This time, however, you listened and realized that instead of storing all of these things that you no longer use, you can actually make sure that they are put to a better use.
Purple Heart Recipients Have Spent Much of Their Lives Giving to Others
If you are wondering where to donate household items, clothing, and other things that you are no longer using, it might be time to start helping disabled veterans and others who are struggling to make ends meet. At a time when the divide between the haves and have nots continues to grow it is especially important to do your part whenever you can.
Clothes donations are just one way that you can help those who are in need of a little aid to make sure that they can get to the next paycheck.
Purple heart recipients and other veterans can sometimes find themselves struggling to readjust to the lives that they live. From flashbacks from battle to the memory of lives lost in the field, it is important to make sure that as a society we try to help all of the people who have helped us in the past adjust and adapt to the complicated world that they find themselves in.
From Purple Heart recipients to community members who have lost everything in a recent flood, fire, or other kind of natural disasters, there are always people who are in great need. Unfortunately, even though there are so many in need, there are statistics that show that Americans recycle or donate only 15% of their used clothing. Worse yet, Americans send 10.5 million tons of clothing to landfills every year. When you realize that some of these items could have been given to someone who is in need, you begin to understand the implications of the choices that you make.
If you are not yet part of the people who are part of the total giving to charitable organizations that reached $358.38 billion in the year 2014 perhaps it is time to make sure that you do something more productive with those boxes of clothing in your trunk and closets of clothes in your house.