Beware of Charity Scams Around Your Town

Written by Wall Street News on October 14th, 2016. Posted in Clothing donation, Purple heart pickup, When to donate clothes

Wounded veterans charities

A northern California city has seen a few clothing collection bins start up around the city calming to be legitimate clothing drop off locations. These bins are raising concerns for charities around Turlock because the bins are owned by for-profit companies, so there is suspensions that these companies are taking money from community downers.

The clothing bins are blue and green and are scattered throughout Turlock in front of businesses and in parking lots. According to the Turlock Journal, the phrase, “Together we can make a difference,” is written on each one of the bins in question. The bin

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