You don’t have to be financially well-off in order to give back to your community. Sometimes, even the smallest of donations can pay it forward big. Places like Goodwill, Salvation Army and other local donation sites love to receive your old stuff, because that means someone else can use it.
Wanna give back but not sure what you should give? It doesn’t have to be money. Here are 8 Things you can donate that can help those in need.
Clothes – giving away old clothes that don’t fit or that you don’t wear often can be a big gift to someone else in need. Supplying coats, pants, shirts, dresses, skirts, shoes and hats can ensure that someone less fortunate will be properly dressed.
You might even find it liberating to go through your wardrobe and simplify what you have. A golden rule is if you haven’t worn it in 3 months, maybe it’s time to get rid of it. Especially in winter time, warm clothes are in high demand. Give back to your local shelter or donation sit to ensure someone is staying warm.
Kitchenware – Have you ever opened up a drawer in the kitchen and mounds of different stuff started spilling out? Maybe it’s time to get rid of some of it. Why keep 4 of the same spatula? Kitchenware can be pricey and others may not be able to afford it. It can be a big help to a family who can’t afford a new set of knives, or an old microwave. Before you throw out that toaster, consider donating it!
Household items – things like lamps, sofas, chairs, tables and other household items can be awesome things to donate. Buying a new sofa may not be in the financial cards for everyone, but when one is donated, they may be able to have one! No, it doesn’t have to be in the perfect condition, but it does need to be usable. Even things like old rugs, picture frames and decorations can be donated!
Electronics – in the tech world, new phones, video consoles, tvs and computers are showing up on the market every time. Unless you have a plethora of money on hand, there’s no way you can keep up. But when you decide to get rid of your television because you don’t like the screen or audio quality – think about the fact that someone else would really appreciate even having a tv.
Books – unless you like keeping books on hand to re-read them, consider giving away some old books that you no longer need. Books are the type of thing can be continued to be reused over and over. Next time you’re thinking about throwing that novel out, remind yourself that someone else might put it to good work!
Practically anything that you own that you don’t use or want anymore can be donated. If you want to give back to your community but don’t have the finances to send in money, donating lightly used things can be a great opportunity to do a good deed.