5 Good Reasons to Donate
to Thrift Stores
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Donating to thrift stores can be a
rewarding experience. The next time
you get in the mood for cleaning, box
up your used items and drop them off
at a local thrift store.
Your unwanted items can do a lot of
things! It can help fund a dinner at a
soup kitchen, tutor school children,
and support other charitable
institutions. Here are more reasons
why you should donate to thrift
The true impact that thrift stores can
have on the community is often less
discussed as much as it should be.
There are several amazing things that
thrift stores do.
So, if you are stuck with bags of
clothing and household items, here
are 5 good reasons why you may want
to consider putting them in a clothes
donation box at a nearby thrift store.
1. Repurpose Old Clothing
Most thrift stores have partnerships
and programs designed to recycle
raggedy clothing items.
For example, tattered clothing can be
used as rags for insulation. Jeans are
the perfect materials for wall
Other items that are unsuitable for
resale in retail shops can be used as
cleaning clothes. No matter how worn
or torn a piece of fabric is, thrift shops
can find another use or purpose for it.
2. Reduces Pollution and Textile
The clothing business is one of the
world’s largest polluters. Evidence
shows more than 10 million tons of
clothing in the US are being tossed to
the landfills yearly.
Approximately 60% of the clothes
made worldwide are made from
synthetic materials, including plastic.
When they are thrown away, they
often sit in the landfills for years.
Textile manufacturing also requires a
lot of energy, right from the
transportation of raw materials to the
production process and disposal of
Water consumption is also extremely
high at every stage of clothing
production. A single pair of jeans will
require roughly 1,800 gallons of water
to make. Manufacturing, packaging,
and transportation proce