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Like many Americans who are gearing up to do some serious spring cleaning, you may be considering cleaning out your wardrobe or re-organizing it. Now that the cold winter months are a distant memory, it’s time to trade in your gently-used, bulky, heavy winter wardrobe for lighter styles. However, what should you do with all those clothes you aren’t wearing? Make veterans clothing donations, of course.

Every year, the average American discards almost 70 pounds of clothing. While this may not seem like a lot, it is considering the fact that 99% of clothing that is thrown away could have been recycled in someway. Therefore, by making a charitable donation in the form of donating clothes, you’re helping your fellow community members — such as veterans — as well as helping to reduce the amount of textile waste and pollution that ends up in landfills.

While all kinds of charity donations are accepted and appreciated by organizations that help military families, veterans clothing donations are especially important and necessary. For example, veterans are often faced with higher rates of unemployment compared to civilians, which can make finding a job difficult. However, donating business casual clothing or professional attire can help give veterans, their families, and even military spouses the competitive edge they need in order to get ahead.

Everyone seems to be a little short on time these days thanks to hectic schedules. Luckily, showing your support for military families and veterans is easier than ever thanks to charities that pick up clothing donations. Keep this in mind while you’re doing your spring cleaning as often times, these charities will also pick up non-perishable food items and household goods or appliances in addition to clothing. Simply schedule a pick up time — you don’t necessarily have to be there — and you’re done! Now, wasn’t that easy?