Archive for September 20, 2016

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Charity in Action How the Red Cross is Partnering with GreenDrop to Help Communities in Need

Written by Family Magazine. Posted in Clothing donation pickup, Red cross clothes donation, Red cross clothing pickup

Clothing donation center

As a species, we tend to take a lot of things for granted. We assume that the sun will rise tomorrow, that our car will start in the morning, that we will always have our homes. It is not until we have everything we take for granted taken away from us that we realize exactly how fortunate we are. Unfortunately for the 564,708 people who are regularly homeless in the country, there is very little they have that can be taken for granted. It is estimated that roughly 15% of the homeless population are considered chronically homeless individuals that have nowhere to turn. In spite of so many people in regular need, as Americans we tend to waste a lot of precious goods that could be used to clothe, warm, and shelter those in need.

The Extent of American Waste

The Environment