Three Reasons to Donate Your Used Clothing

Written by Wall Street News on October 4th, 2016. Posted in Charitable donation, Helping disabled veterans, Purple heart pickup

Clothing donation

Have you cleaned out your closet lately? Chances are you have some pieces of clothing that you haven’t worn in quite some time. There are likely a number of charities in your local community who would be willing to accept donations and provide them to adults and children in need of clothing. Here are three reasons why you should consider donating your used clothing and other household items.

  1. Reduce landfill waste
    Landfills are often overflowing, and thrown away clothing is a large part of that. 10.5 million tons of clothing are sent to landfills every year. Luckily, efforts to reduce that number are being made. It was found in 2006 that 2.5 billion pounds of fabric were kept from landfills and used as secondhand clothing purchases instead. Donating clothes instead of throw

How Your Clothing Donations Can Help the Environment

Written by Wall Street News on May 26th, 2016. Posted in Charitable donation, Helping disabled veterans, Purple heart donation

Donations to veterans

Americans are a generous bunch. We give about 4.7 billion tons of clothing to charity each year and $358.38 billion was given to such charitable organizations in 2014. Almost three quarters of social media users indicate that they would take some kind of action in response to a friend posting a story on social media about making charitable donations. What few realize is that donating clothing and other textile items can make a significant positive contribution to the environment.

Our consumption over time has increased too; in comparison to 20 years ago, the average American tends to buy almost twice as many pieces of clothing over their lifetime. As much as 5% of all municipal waste