The Best Times of Year to Make Clothing Donations

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Most people understand the importance of donating. Yet, the year goes on, and you forget or never find the time to do so. You also might wonder when the best time is to donate. Although any time of year is a good time to give to those in need, these specific times are especially useful and beneficial.

At the beginning of the year
The holidays tend to encourage people to donate. About 43% (42.7%) of those surveyed gave more during the holidays than the rest of the year. About 44.4% reported giving about the same. Either way, donations tend to fall off significantly immediately after the holiday season. Yet, people are still in need. January brings colder weather and winter clothing donations are still needed. If you are wondering when to donate clothes, this peri Continue reading

Are You Ready to Teach Your Children About the Real Meaning of Generosity?

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In a 2011 American Psychological Association report entitled Measuring Gratitude in Youth: Assessing the Psychometric Properties of Adult Gratitude Scales in Children and Adolescents, a group of authors report that real generosity and gratitude can be measured by looking at four different aspects: intensity, frequency, density, and span. This report indicated that when children give out of real generosity they relive the feelings of giving several times throughout a day for several days. They do not need rewards or recognition.
The INTENSITY of gratitude. Something as simple as a blue satin dress can help a young girl learn about the intensity of giving. Too often, Continue reading