Archive for July 31, 2017
It is an end of summer transition that really matters.
Every summer as the last few weeks wind down before the start of school, your children start to talk about back to school shopping. They are anxious for new clothes, new shoes, and, of course, new school supplies. Three years ago, however, you came up with the most excellent plan. Before you took them shopping for anything new for the upcoming school year you worked with them to clean out their closets. You threw away some things, but many outgrown items were still in really good condition so you set those aside in a donation pile. Once the closet cleaning concluded, you and the kids went to an area shelter where you could donate your gently used items. On at least two occasions, you were also able to find a volunteer opportunity for the kids
How many times have you gone to your closet to put on an outfit and declared “I have nothing to wear” as you stare at hanger after hanger of shirts, skirts, dresses and a myriad other clothing items? Chances are, if you are like most Americans, you have probably felt this way at some point. For many this usually results in a closet clear out and a shopping spree to replenish all that has been thrown or given away. Before you just bin it, though, consider what your old clothing could join terms of helping disabled veterans.
It may seem inconceivable, but wounded veterans charities are helping disabled veterans by selling donated clothing to fund their programs. These programs cover everything from health to education and need the support from donors to continue. Given that as a nation, we dump more t