Donating Clothing for RAK Week

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By BookRenter Briana

Clothing for Donation

That’s right, I’m doing my share of random acts of kindness. Not only did I refrain from flipping off the girl who cut me off this morning when it was pouring rain [ed: Sorry BookRenter Briana, we’re not counting that], but I also spent last night going through my closet to collect clothes for donation. I figure if you haven’t worn something in an entire year, get rid of it and give it to people who actually need it!

According to Every Monday Matters, 20 billion pounds of clothing a year are wasted and thrown away. Hello, that’s 68 pounds per person (a large child’s worth of clothing).

Seriously, it’s not that hard to take your old clothes to your local Salvation Army or church, and it’s a great RAK! There’s a ton of organizations that will gladly take your unwanted clothes. I give my closet a good cleaning every year and do it.

What RAK’s have you done?

6 Responses to Donating Clothing for RAK Week

  1. Megan Burgess says:

    My family takes our extra canned goods that we don’t need and our church will collect these and send them to the needy or local food pantry. I’ve thought of cooking up a food dish and sending it too them as well.

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  3. Dale says:

    I have gathered lots of clothes to donate, and am still doing so. I gave some coats to a friend who gave them out to homeless people this winter. The clothes are going to a place that helps families after disasters locally, like tornadoes, or their house burned. I also helped gather boxes for the soldiers deployed in the war, so they could get some things they needed and a little reminder of home. For the women soldiers, I included small sample sizes of body spray, shampoo, lotions, conditioners, so that they could still feel feminine even doing the wonderful job they do.Sometimes if I am in line at the store, and someone is a little short, I go ahead a pay the rest, if it is not too much for my budget.

  4. Laura says:

    2 RAK for me:
    I did NOT smack my husband when he ate my last Reese’s cup.And that should count, because I really wanted it.

    This one isn’t so random, as it take a long time to prepare- but I grow my hair out till it’s 12 inches below my shoulders, and then cut it and donate it to Wigs for Kids. My hair grows fast enough that I can cut it once every 13 or 14 months… and I’ve been doing it since I was 14. (A family friend had cancer, and the women in our family decided to grow their hair out to donate it. Sadly, they all had very short hair, and mine at the time was to my waist- so we snipped it off.)

  5. Carol Anne Walter says:

    At the last food drive I was asked to participate in, I donated pet food. Often, the pets are forgotten. People who are having hard times can’t afford to buy them food and end up having to give them away, or worse.

  6. anne h says:

    Just sent a bunch of kids stuff over to the local catholic church – who never fails to give to those who need it!