Veterans and military families are in great need for clothing donations. In 2012, the unemployment rate of veterans was a whopping 9.9%, up 2% of the national average of regular citizens, with 20.4% being veterans between the ages of 18-24. Additionally, reports from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics in March 2013 show
Poverty is a real problem in America. In the city of Philadelphia, which has the worst poverty rate among the top 10 cities in the U.S., there are about 440,000 people who fall under the current federal poverty line. Of those residents, 39% , or roughly 171,000 people, are children. So how can the average citizen help without breaking their own bank?
One of the best ways to give back to your community and to your environment is through charitable donations. These don’t have to be monetary donations to be helpful, you can donate anything you own that is lightly used and may be useful for helping families in need. Food, clothing, furniture, toiletry items, books, all of these are things
Donating clothes to charity truly provides support for those who, for various reasons, cannot help themselves. The homeless are some of the most vulnerable members of our society. Without the kindness of stra
Whether we believe it or not, science does. In fact, several studies and extensive research has indicated that those who volunteer report higher levels of overall happiness and satisfaction in their lives, in addition to lower blood pressure and stress levels. The act of giving provides volunteers with a sense of fulfillment and purpose, including pride.
Like many Americans, you may be looking for a way to show your appreciation and support for military families and veterans, but do not know where to begin or even how to do so. Though charitable donations such as non-perishable food items, household goods and appliances, and clothing donations are an excellent way to start, you may be yearning