If you’re thinking about gathering up some old clothes and donating them to a good cause, then congratulations. Over $358 billion was given to charities in 2014, and you can be a help to grow that number even more as the country continues its battle against homelessness.
When it comes to making used clothing donations, many people want to get involved but simply aren’t sure how to do it. Whether it be wondering when to donate clothes or who to give your donations to, you should be informed of all your options before donating. Here are the answers to a few FAQs when it comes to charitable donations:
When should I donate clothes? It’s never a bad time to give used clothing donations, and the easy answer to this question is simply “now.” However, if you’re really looking to make a huge difference on your community, the best time to donate is right before the holiday season. Helping families in need by providing them with gifts to exchange is the most gratifying holiday experience you can have. According to a recent survey, about 43% of people gave more during the holidays than the rest of the year because of the direct impact it can have on a family during that time of year.
Where can I donate? What if I can’t make it to a local charity to donate? If you don’t have a car or the time to make it to your local charity, then don’t fret. These days, most charities will even go the extra mile and pick up your charitable donations directly from your home, free of charge. All you have to do is give them your address, set up a time for pickup, and the rest is taken care of for you. Considering how easy it has become to donate in 2015, there has never been a better time to start giving back to your community.
If you have any other specific questions about donating, don’t hesitate to ask a local charity organization. They will be more than willing to answer them for you and assist you in the donating process. Have fun, and happy donating!