Donating Old Clothes Is Easier and Faster Than Ever

Children in need of clothing

Compared to 20 years ago, the average American buys nearly double the amount of clothes. As it has become a popular practice to cut down, those old castoff clothes have to go somewhere. About 10.5 million pounds total of old clothes ends up at landfills every year. This is a shame, as there are many wounded veterans charities that happily resell gently used clothing and donate the profits back to the veterans.

Many people have their heart in the right place. They want to do the right thing, but may not know how. Even if they have an idea of what to do, they may not have the time. Here’s how to donate old clothes when you are short on time.

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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