spring cleaning for a cause

Photo Mar 21, 11 40 37 AM

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. Some charities that I have listed below are charities that just need specific things such as clothes, shoes, bags, books and so on, also when you go on their websites it will tell you where the nearest locations are to drop off your goods. If you have lots of old clothes or items around your house, but you are not sure what to keep or give away, before you make any decisions you might later regret, it may be worth doing a quick search into something like Holloway mobile storage, just so you can get an idea of how benefical the use of self storage could be for you in this situation. At least this way, you won’t have to rush. Plus, you’ll know where everything is once you are ready to start giving things away.

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.

Where do you donate your things?

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