Donation in any form is a generous act. There are many people who are in dire need of food and clothing who can benefit from it. When you lose a loved one, it is difficult to part from their belongings. Most of us cling to them in our mourning their death. What if they can be honored by helping those in need? Why not give away a lost one’s clothes and some belongings to charity?
Before you donate to charity, keep the following points in mind:
- Find a charitable organization to donate the items. Call or visit them to know what is accepted as a charity. Find an organization that is willing to accept the clothes of the deceased.
- Wash or dry clean every clothing item to be donated and make sure that they are not contaminated with mold or anything that can cause health problems.
- Treat any stains, tear, rip, or damage before you donate them as these clothes are reused by people in need, and charitable organizations cannot do it.
- Check all pockets and folds for personal belongings. Many times charities have found cash, jewelry, cards, and other valuable items in the donated items.
- Try to donate seasonal clothes as most charitable organizations do not have ample storage space. If you have winter clothes to donate during summer, hold on to it and donate at the right time.
- Consider separating all clothing items before you put them in a box. Label each box. This will help the volunteers in the charitable organization send those items quickly where it is needed.
- Children’s clothing can be donated directly to any orphanages that are willing to take it.
- Towels and sheets with a tear, rip, or huge stains can be donated to an animal shelter as they can be used there.
Remember, when you donate your loved one’s clothes to charity, you honor them by helping someone in need.
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