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How to Increase Your Charitable Giving Year Round

Written by Economic Development Jobs on December 6, 2016. Posted in Children in need of clothing, Donate goods to charity, Looking for donations

Local clothing donations

Americans spend hundreds and thousands of dollars on the purchase of new clothing items yearly. Most children are given new clothing and shoe items for Christmas and birthday presents. Adults may gift clothing items as well. What happens to the clothing items that these items are replacing? Some of them sit in the backs of closets, unused for many months or years. Some of them are donated to the local charity or a family member who can use them. Many of them end up in landfills and garbage disposals. Too many clothing items are thrown away, when donating them can provide good for those in need and for the environment.

Keep them out of land fills In 2006, 2.5 billion pounds of fabric were kept from the landfills by used clothing purchases. However, this still leaves many pounds