The excitement and chaos of the holiday season may seem like a distant memory as the first month of the new year comes to an end, however, the work for organizations that help military families and veterans has just begun and is far from over.
While the winter holiday season between Thanksgiving and New Year’s is the busiest time of year for veteran and military charities and the time in which they receive the most donations, it’s important to remember that military families and veterans need help all year round.
Like many Americans, you may be eager to donate or find a way to give back to the military and veteran community but due to hectic work and personal schedules, find it difficult to find the time to do so.
In fact, the majority of organizations that accept clothing donations offer used clothing pick up services. Simply coordinate a time with your local charity, place your clothing outside your home or business, and the used clothing pick up service volunteer will scoop up your clothing donation from your home or work.
Gently used clothing donations are one of the most convenient and beneficial ways to give back. Here are three of the top reasons why clothing donations are so important.
The first month of the new year brought record breaking bitterly cold temperatures. As such, cold weather clothing donations such as jackets, gloves, hats, scarves, and sweaters are in high demand, especially for children. Winter clothing donations help keep military families and veterans warm while also warming your heart.
Military families and veterans often face challenges that are unique to military lifestyle. For example, did you know that veterans experience higher rates of unemployment compared to civilians? Business casual and professional attire can be expensive, so gently used workforce-ready clothing can give military spouses and veterans a competitive edge.
Did you know that nearly 99% of all clothing that is discarded could have been reused or recycled? Donating clothes significantly reduces the amount of waste and pollution in landfills.
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