ou have a surplus of clothes in the closet, children’s toys and clothing that are no longer used or worn. You want to donate. What are your best options?
- A consignment shop is usually an unexpected place to donate. But clothing that isn’t sold is often donated, upon request, to thrift stores within the city. Instead of asking for money from the sale of your items, give it to a good cause.
- Thrift stores are common for charitable donations, but make sure that what you’re donating isn’t junk. If pieces are missing or if the clothing item is so soiled and torn that you wouldn’t use it for a dust rag, don’t donate it.
- Have a garage sale. The money you earn can go to your favorite charity, and you’ll be helping out other folks who need the goods as well.
- If you want to donate cash, make sure the charity in question is legitimate. Also, find out how much money is going to others and how much is set aside for running the business. Often, the best charitable institutions are connected with your local church.
- Save on taxes by donating. Keep track of the numbers. The more you give, the more you save.
- Giving to a homeless person on the street never hurts. Money isn’t your best option here, but food and clothing,
Giving to charity can make you feel good; it can also bring joy to someone in need. Take care that you give not only generously but with a positive heart and spirit.