Americans are known for their generosity. In fact, according to recent research, well more than half — 70% — of Americans give to charity in some form each year. While there is an infinite number of worthy causes that Americans support and give back to, showing appreciation and support for military families is a cause that many Americans feel very passionate and strongly for.
It’s common for military charities to receive the bulk of their charitable donations during the winter months, especially close to the holiday season. Caught up in the generous spirit of the holiday season, it’s natural for donors to give a little extra during this time of year. However, it’s important to remember that military families and veterans need support all year round.
Finding time to donate or volunteer for a military charity can be difficult, especially with today’s hectic schedules. After all, it can be difficult to find time to spend with your family! However, there are still ways you can make a big difference with only a little time.
While military charities will eagerly accept a variety of donations, clothing donations are especially helpful. Donating clothes is also of the fastest, easiest, and most convenient ways to give back, as many military charities offer donation pick up services. Simply gather the items you’d like to donate, schedule a pick up time, and leave the items outside your home or business. It’s that simple!
Another reason why clothing donations are so important is that they also benefit the environment. The average American family discards roughly 68 pounds of clothing per year. While this may not seem like much, it is considering 99% of clothing that is discarded can be recycled or re-purposed in someway. Therefore, by donating clothes, you’re contributing to reducing the amount of textile waste and pollution that ends up in landfills.