Homelessness is, and has always been, a serious issue in the United States. With roughly 600,000 homeless people in the United States, cities and communities in all corners of the country are having to deal with people who have no support or money of any kind. Recent reports, including from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, have shown that nearly 25% of the homeless are children and 12% are military veterans. These men, women, and children are some of the most vulnerable and helpless members of society. Without charitable giving, they would have no means of survival.
Donating clothes and household items truly go a long way in the struggle against homelessness and poverty. There are a number of charities to support when it comes to clothing donations. There are roughly 1.5 million tax-exempt charitable organizations in the U.S. but if you are wondering about making a donation, consider donating clothes. Lightly used clothing goes a long way for the people out on the streets. Even donating a pair of socks or a pair of gloves will directly help out the homeless.
In addition to helping out the poor, clothing donations also help out the environment. Did you know that 5% of the total waste in American landfills is used clothing and household textiles? We’re talking about billions of pounds here. Moreover, 90% of these textiles are recyclable and could be used to make more clothing for the needy. Sadly, far too much textiles and used clothing goes to waste in the U.S., leading to terrible consequences for the homeless as well as for the environment.
Donate toys. Donate used clothing. Donate household items for the homeless. The fight against homelessness is ongoing but with charitable clothing donations, the battle is a little easier to bear.
For more information on how to donate toys and other materials, feel free to leave a comment or question at the bottom.