Are You Concerned About the Country’s Landfills? Donate Used Clothing and Textiles to The Military Order of the Purple Heart

Written by Swap Shop on December 2nd, 2017. Posted in Charities for military families, Charities that will pick up donations, Clothing donation

Military families

People in the United States tend to be generous individuals. In fact, about 95.4% engage in some type of charitable giving. In addition to donating their time and expertise, many Americans will also make monetary, household, and clothing donations. Since there are organizations that pick up donations, this can make it even more convenient to donate clothes and other items throughout the year.

In 2007, for example, charity foundations within the United States received approximately $5.8 billions-worth of clothing-related donations. Just four years later in 2011, roughly two million tons of clothing and textiles were donated to charities or recycled. As a result,

How Donating Your Used Clothes to Charity Can do a World of Good

Written by Swap Shop on August 3rd, 2017. Posted in Clothing donation, Donation pick up va, Veterans clothing donations

Charity clothing pickup

Did you know that your old clothes can help make a difference and do a world of good? When you donate your used clothes to charity, you’re helping to support their work for causes like the environment, veterans and the blind. By keeping your clothes and other textiles out of the trash and landfills, you’re helping the environment. At the same time that you’re helping veterans charities and other groups, you’re also giving someone a chance to enjoy wearing nice clothes bought at bargain prices.

Recycling textiles helps the environment
While residential recycling has by and large caught on and people dutifully put out cans, plastics and paper alongside their trash every week, textiles are rarely recycled. In fact, in 2011, the recovery rate for textiles was reported to b

4 Easy Ways to Help Those in Need

Written by Swap Shop on January 23rd, 2017. Posted in Clothing donation, Organizations that help military families, Veterans donations

Children in need clothing

The whole idea of minimalism has become quite a popular concept in this day and age. Having tons of stuff doesn’t quite have the appeal that it used to. In fact, if you do have a lot of materials things, there are so many articles, blogs, bill boards, commercials and books that encourage you to get rid of these things. If you live in the same place for any period of time, it’s easy to end up collecting things over time. It may not even be that you went out and spent tons of money on it. It’s just a process of collecting things. Before you know it, your house is cluttered and your storage areas are full. When there are so many military families and other people in need, it’s almost a little selfish to hold on to all of these items that we barely use. Here are a few things that you can do if you are i