Each year, the Red Cross helps millions of people — and there are millions more that need help. A variety of different people need help from charities like the Red Cross; on any given night in January 2015, 564,708 people were homeless in the United States. While many of these people could have benefited from the Red Cross, the Red Cross also helps people who have homes but are still living in poverty, and for that matter people who are extremely ill. The Red Cross works for 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, giving people blankets, food, shelter, and even blood. But the Red Cross and charities of its kind can’t do the work that they need to do without donations. While some think that the only way they can meaningfully give is through monetary donations, the reality is that some of the best t
Chances are you have probably visited a local thrift store at some time in your life. You might have visited it for a Halloween costume, furniture that you could craft based on an online DIY article or even to browse through the available and vintage clothing items for sale. Thrift shops offer a lot of unique items for those looking for something out of the normal everyday shopping stores. A lot of hidden treasures have been found in thrift stores, including great pieces of furniture and clothing items that are at a great discount. Shopping at your local thrift store actually provides many benefits to the community.
Americans consume nearly 20 billion garments a year. That is 68 garments and 7 pairs of shoes per person or more than one piece of clothing purchased per week. Many of these cloth
Every parent knows the frustration of how quickly their kids tend to grow out of their clothing. It seems as if every other week, your kids are growing out of their shirts, sweaters, shoes or pants. You have to run to the store, getting them more clothing; and spending more money, only to have them grow out of those items just as quickly. It is frustrating, but what about those parents who cannot afford to continuously purchase new clothing items for their ever growing kids? That?s where great places, various charities come in to donate clothes to these children. These charities rely solely on the donations of clothing from others, to provide these necessities to in-need families. Americans consume nearly 20 billion garments a year. That?s 68 garments and 7 pairs of shoes per person or more than one piece