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Top Things to Donate to Those in Need

Jun 10, 2019

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Helping others in any way that we can is important. If you are thinking about how to do this, consider donating to charitable organizations around your area. Not sure about what to give them? The best way is to ask your chosen organization, as some prefer specific items. However, if you are free to give whatever you want, here are some of the things to donate.

 

Toilet paper

 

This is not a popular item for donation, but it’s a common need for everyone. In fact, this is one of the things that quickly run out in charitable institutions, because it’s not replenished immediately. If you are on a budget but you still want to share your blessings, this is an ideal option as it’s inexpensive and you can easily find it in grocery stores.

 

First aid essentials

 

Low-income families and those who live on the streets may not have access to basic things that they need to treat a simple wound or headache. Pack simple first aid kits that contain items like alcohol, cotton, plaster, and medicines.

 

Toiletries

 

Toiletries that include soap, shampoo, a toothbrush and toothpaste are things that you use every day. Since they are part of your day to day life, you may sometimes take them for granted and forget how important they are. For those who do not have their own home or are having difficulties getting by on a daily basis, they consider these things as treasure.

 

Homeless people can still benefit from them, especially when they have access to a public restroom where they can freshen up. Keeping their body clean is not only good for their health, but it will also make them feel good, and it will boost their confidence.

 

Diapers

 

Babies in the orphanage or those that belong to impoverished families will benefit from your diaper donation. Most people donate clothes and shoes for babies, which are also welcome. However, not many give diapers, which are things that babies use every day, and they are not recyclable.

 

Socks

 

You will be surprised by how many homeless people would appreciate a pair of clean socks. This will help keep them warm during the night, as well as protect their feet. They often walk long miles since they don’t have a means of transport, and socks will keep them comfortable.

 

Blankets

 

The coldness can be harsh, especially during the winter season. Aside from socks, blankets will keep them warm. Go for darker colors, as white and light blankets can easily turn dirty and the recipient may not have convenient access to water and soap for washing.

 

Furniture

 

You might be surprised, but you can donate your used furniture to various charitable organizations. If you are having a home make-over or you decide to upgrade your furniture at home, instead of throwing it away, donate it to benefit those in need. The organizations usually sell such items at a low price, and the proceeds go to their beneficiaries. If you are looking for new pieces to use in your place, check out north shore furniture. The items are intricate and sophisticated, so your home will look elegant.

 

Aside from donating material things, you can also use your time or skills to help out.