Cleaning Out Your Closet? Consider Donating Your Lightly Used Clothing to Charity

Children in need clothing

As the summer fades and we transition into fall, many of us will be storing our summer clothing and shoes and taking out our jackets, sweaters, boots, and other cold weather gear. Since you’ll be going through your closet anyway, this is a great opportunity to get rid of some items that you no longer wear and save yourself some closet space. Did you know that your lightly used clothing and shoes can be used to help those in need? It’s true! When you donate used clothes, you are providing someone less fortunate with something to wear and to keep them warm. When you choose to donate your clothing instead of throwing it in the trash, you are helping families in need and helping to build a stronger community.

Many of us wish we had more time to volunteer and serve our community, but it is hard to find a balance in our lifestyle. Even if you are busy with a job and a family to take care of, you can still give back and help those in need by making charitable donations. There are many charities that will pick up donations so you can donate gently used clothing without even leaving your home. If that sounds ideal to you, you’re not alone. In fact, half (50%) of people making donations prefer door-to-door donation pick up and more than half would not go more than 10 minutes out of their way to drop off donations, according to survey results.

As the weather begins to turn cooler and you can no longer leave home without a jacket, please keep in mind those who may not have a coat to wear and consider making a charitable donation of your gently used clothing. You will feel better about having a cleaner, more organized closet and you will feel the joy that comes with serving others by providing them with clothing to wear.

If you have items that you would like to donate, but are unable to drop them off, be sure to contact your local charities that will pick up donations today and help them to help your community members in need this fall.

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