It’s often been said that it is better to give than it is to receive, yet how true is that? Very true, actually. A number of scientific studies have proven that donating and volunteering provide several physical, emotional, and mental benefits, and may even extend one’s life. As such, now is an excellent time to get involved in a cause that resonates deeply with you.
While there are a number of noteworthy causes, showing appreciation and support for military families, troops, and veterans is an important cause for many Americans and one that many actively participate in. Many organizations that help military families receive the bulk of their charitable donations for military families and veterans during the winter holiday season. However, giving back is a year round job. You can find ways to show your support for military families all year long.
For example, clothing donations are an excellent way to give back to the military and veteran community regardless of the time of year. Nowadays, it seems everyone has a hectic schedule which it difficult to find time to give back. Clothing donations allow you to make a difference even if you have a busy schedule. There are a number of organizations that accept clothing donations by offering a donation pick up service.
In addition to helping military families meet their needs, clothing donations also help the environment. An overwhelmingly majority — 99% — of clothing that is discarded could have been recycled. Unfortunately, the typical American household discards nearly 68 pounds of clothing each year. Donating clothes helps to reduce toxic pollution and eases the burden on landfills. Also, it allows you to contribute to and support two causes at once.
Often times, it’s the simplest and smallest gestures that mean the most. Something as simple as buying a military spouse a cup of coffee can be enough to make a difference in their life.
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