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Want to Know When to Donate Clothes to Charity? Here’s Your Answer

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Do you normally wait until April or May to do your spring cleaning? Or do you make sure to give your gently used clothing donations all in one go around the holidays? No matter when you prefer to do your annual clean-out, you may wonder when to donate clothes. The good news is that there is no wrong time to donate.

If you are wondering when to donate clothes throughout the year, check out some of these recommendations for when to give and what to give during each season:

Winter
During the cold months, many families and individuals struggle to stay warm as the snow comes down. Donating your old coats, sweaters, hats, gloves, scarves, and boots is a great way to help those in need. Winter clothing for children is helpful for kids who walk to school.

Spring
As the weather changes to the rainy season, many people need attire that is appropriate for the weather. Lighter sweaters, jeans, dresses, and other garments are all excellent to donate. If you have light jackets or other outerwear for the spring, like raincoats, these are also good to give.

Summer
With the hot weather, there is often the struggle to keep cool, especially in households without air conditioning. T-shirts, shorts, and other lightweight items are perfect to give at this time.

Autumn
With September comes the back to school season, and many children require new clothing to replace the garments they’ve outgrown. You can do your part for helping families in need by donating clothing, so you can reduce the back to school costs for parents.

If you’re wondering when to donate clothes and how you can help out in your community, be sure to contact your local charity organizations. They often have guidelines for what they will accept at different points in the year. Have more questions? Feel free to leave a comment below. Great references here: www.gogreendrop.com




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