Are you planning to make used clothing donations? If so, have you considered making your clothes donations to the American Red Cross?
Each and every day of the year, the American Red Cross provides assistance to families and communities in need. In addition to giving blankets, food, and shelter, they also provide blood from their many donation centers.
You may be interested to know that the American National Red Cross is considered to be the 13th largest charity in the United States. This ranking is based on the amount of private donations that this organization received. In 2014 alone, this charitable organization received $687 million in private donations.
When you and other individuals make charitable donations, the proceeds from the sale of those items support local and national charitable programs. In 2015, for example, these sales amounted to over $2.5 million.
Non-profit organizations also contribute to the American economy. On an annual basis, $666.1 billion in value is contributed by organizations such as the Red Cross.
It has been estimated that 70% of all Americans make some type of charitable donation every year. In addition to clothing and household items, Americans also make cash donations. On an annual basis, this consists of three percent of America’s income.
When choosing to make charitable donations, the reasons for doing so vary. While some people donate to support a specific non-profit organization such as the Red Cross, others do so because they want to give back to the community within which they live. This is true of 63% of high-net-worth donors.
When you make a donation to the Red Cross, it is also tax deductible. After you make your donation, you will receive a receipt for tax purposes. This is where you can make note of the value of the items that you donated.
Once you have all of your items ready, you can either take them to a Red Cross donation center or call for a Red Cross pickup. GreenDrop, which in addition to its 30 free-standing locations, has mobile trailers so that they can come to your home for a Red Cross pickup. More can be found here.