spring cleaning for a cause
It’s spring time and ready to de-clutter the home and donating the no-longer-needed items to charity. Obviously, if there are more valuable items that you want to sell on sites like LeoList or eBay, then it would definitely be worth it. I usually try to do this once a year and donate things to goodwill, salvation army, or my children’s school. But this year I have decided to donate to a charity where I know it’s specifically used internationally and here in the US.
On top of it you can get a tax deduction from some of these charities. I am very excited to de-clutter my home and willing to donate for a good cause. 🙂
List of Charities:
- Soles4Souls: This organization started off in 2005, and has distributed nearly 17 million pairs of shoes worldwide to people who don’t own any. Most needed: New or gently used shoes, even if they’re singles.
- Books for Africa: Educational materials are provided for children who cannot attend school. Most needed: Popular fiction and nonfiction books, all level textbooks, encyclopedias and dictionaries.
- Bags4Kids: The foundation supplies children in foster care or shelters with a piece of luggage. (Most use large plastic bags to transfer their belongings) Monetary donations go toward buying toiletries, toys, books and other items to fill the bags. Most needed: Backpacks, duffels and tote bags.
- USAgain: is a for-profit company that collects unwanted textiles and resells them in the U.S. and abroad, effectively diverting millions of pounds of clothing from landfills, generating new revenue streams for U.S. businesses and non-profits, and fueling local economies in emerging countries. There bins are located in mostly in your near shopping center parking lots. Most needed: clothing and shoes of all sizes.
These are just a few charities I have listed, but I know there are many out there for different causes that you can search. Lets make a difference by donating, we can help others that are in need.