The Grim Effects of Throwing Away Old Clothing

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Everybody has clothing, and some have an abundance of them. A full closet seems nice, but there’s a good chance you are not wearing everything in there. When people realize this and get to cleaning, their first thought may be to put the little worn articles into storage, or even in the trash. This is a grave mistake many people make, especially when there are so many people in need out there. Why throw away perfectly good clothing when you can easily take them to a charity clothing drop off location?

Many people overthink the clothing drop off process, or even don’t think much of it at all. Educating yourself about the process of clothing donations is a great way to clear up any misconceptio 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