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Share the Love: The Go-To Checklist for Donating Clothes

SHARE dLove THE GO-TO CHECKLIST FOR DONATING CLOTHES It Adds Up IMPACT OF DISCARDED CLOTHES AMERICANS DISCARD AN ESTIMATED 99% AND PURCHASE 68 10 OF DISCARDED CLOTHING AND HOUSEHOLD TEXTILES CAN BE RECYCLED POUNDS POUNDS OF RECYCLED CLOTHES OF CLOTHING A YEAR ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS OF DONATING CLOTHES Reduce amount of pesticides used to grow cotton Reduce amount of petroleum used to make fabrics Reduce amount of water needed to dye fabrics Reduce amount of pollutants, greenhouse gases, and volatile organic compounds released into the water and air during the manufacturing processes What Can Be Donated Anything in reasonable condition Anything that can be worn properly by others Items free of rips and stains FREQUENTLY DONATED CLOTHING: SHIRTS COATS JEANS SWEATERS HATS TIES PANTS UNDERWEAR What To Do Before Donating, Wash all items If you have a large amount of clothes Separate items into different bags, label each bag Arrange for curbside pick up with charity Get a tax receipt for your donation so you can deduct the amount in To receive the tax benefit for donating, clothing must be in good condition or better your tax return For items more than Fill out Form $500 8283 you need a qualified appraisal on your tax return If items are not appraised and form is not filled out, clothing will only qualify as a miscellaneous donation Where To Donate Clothes HOW TO DONATE Contact a charity, church, or organization online or by phone to find a drop box or arrange a pick-up to your home V When dropping off at a facility avoid going after hours as you will not get a receipt and items could be stolen or damaged Look for charity clothing drives in your area WHERE TO DONATE VETERA SALVATION ARMY American Red Cross THE DRESS FOR SUCCESS AMERIC VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA AMERICAN RED CROSS THE SALVATION ARMY DRESS FOR SUCCESS Donations go to Salvation Army stores. Proceeds benefit Salvation Donations benefit Donations benefit victims of natural disasters unemployed, low-income women who need clothes for job interviews Donations benefit veterans returning home after serving Army's adult rehabilitation centers DONATE MY CAREERGEAR Planet Aid a suit – a second chance USA CAREER GEAR PLANET AID DONATE MY DRESS THE SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL Donations benefit low-income men who need clothes for job interviews Donations go to the foundation's resale stores. Proceeds benefit the Big Brother Big Sister Foundation Donations benefit low-income Donations go to their thrift stores. Proceeds go to the charity which provides low-income people with counseling and women so they can have their dream dress for a special occasion assistance goodwill MIT GOODWILL Donations go to their resale stores. Proceeds go to the LOCAL CHURCHES COMMUNITY OUTREACH SHELTERS HOMELESS SHELTERS AND MISSIONS charity which provides community outreach to low-income families With the winter winds beginning to blow, consider making a clothing donation. By donating you're not only keeping low-income families warm but you're assisting the charities that help them by way of counseling, guidance, and general-care programs. SOURCES http://homeguides.sfgate.com/recycled-clothing-79332.html http://www.donateguide.com/donateclothes.html http://www.goodwill.org/donate-and-shop/donate-stuff/ http://www.realsimple.com/home-organizing/organizing/donate-clothes/donate-old-clothes http://www.moneycrashers.com/where-donate-clothes-charity/ alight $500 %24 DRESS. ETNA

Share the Love: The Go-To Checklist for Donating Clothes

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As Spring Cleaning season is upon us, it’s time to take a look in your closets and drawers to clear out items that don’t fit or are just un-used in your wardrobe. www.alight.com has created an inf...

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