In the United States, a large number of Americans will decide to make donations to a charity of their choice every single year. People will go out of their way to ensure they are helping military families, helping disabled veterans, and also helping families in need. Donations make people feel good and allow them to feel like they are giving back to the community.
For plenty of Americans, they will also make donations because it comes back to them for tax write-offs. As a matter of fact, even simply donating a coffee maker can help them get up to $15 in terms of a tax write-off. However, one of
Every year, the average person in the United States throws away a large amount of clothing, household textiles, and other types of material. Recent figures show that this may amount to about 70 pounds per person. On an annual basis, this means that a staggering 10.5 million tons of material is deposited into American landfills.
Rather than throwing clothing and other materials away, nearly 100% can be donated instead. It’s important to note that the condition of these items usually doesn’t matter, either. Even though about 45% of the clothing that is donated is worn again, the remainder can be recycled and/or otherwise repurposed.
On an annual basis, 4.7 billion pounds of clothes are donated by Americans, many of which are then sold at charitable stores. Due to people purchasing used clothing in 2