The Benefits of Clothing Donations

Written by Wall Street News on March 20th, 2018. Posted in Donating clothing to charity, Donations to veterans, What are the best charities to donate to

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If you’re like most Americans, you have more clothes than you know what to do with. Compared to twenty years ago, we buy double the clothes now than in the past, if not more. Many of us have old clothes that we don’t wear in our closets, taking up space that we need and contributing to clutter. And when we do throw our clothes away, we contribute to the growing waste problem in the United States. Every year, over ten billion tons of clothes find their final destination in a landfill, and textiles account for up to 5% of all municipal waste. Every single person in the United States, every single years, discards up to 70 pounds of linens, other fabrics, articles of clothing, and textiles.

Fortunately, donating your used clothing and textiles can help to prevent clothing and textiles from ending up in