Here’s How to Help Those in Need of Clothes this Summer

The harsh reality of the impoverished and homeless across the nation is highlighted throughout the summer and winter months. Moving from below freezing temperatures to humidity and heat is nothing to look forward to. Those in need of proper clothing for the temperature is rising. Every day we can walk outside and see someone who can benefit from a shorter sleeved shirt or a lighter material pant, and maybe even a pair of shoes to protect their skin from the boiling heat of the floors. If you or someone you know is looking to help, but may not know how, please use these tips.

  • Contact local shelters and organizations in your neighborhood. Each team is different, but most will accept all clothing and other miscellaneous items you may have to donate. All will take monetary donations of any size, as they are put towards the maintenance of the organization and their resources.
  • Map out the closest donation center to you. By doing so, you will avoid traveling far with your items. You are doing something good, it shouldn’t have to be hard. J
  • Make sure the organizations you are donating to are legit. Although it is rare, there are some companies that are sketchy and who will not always use your donations for the needy.
  • Lastly… clean out your closet! You can help so many more people than you think, all you have to do is decide what you no longer use or want anymore. You would be surprised how much of an impact you alone can have on the lives of so many people in need.
Phoebe Walker