Use your winter wardrobe to help less fortunate
We hear much about spring cleaning but winter might be a more convenient time of year to clean out your closets, a task that could likely help someone in need.
Many of us are going through our wardrobe in an attempt to break out the heavier winter wear while others are pulling out stored Christmas decorations. This is usually when we come across items we no longer use, need or can wear.
Instead of chunking items of no use to you, especially warm winter clothing that may now be outgrown or undersized, why not consider donating to area charities?
People of all ages, from infants to senior citizens, are in need of blankets, clothes and coats to keep warm as winter weather creeps in but some of these people simply cannot afford to purchase such necessities. As you try to make room to store new clothes or additional Christmas decorations, go through your coats and blankets and consider passing them on to someone in need. Maybe it is a person you or someone else knows; if you are unaware of someone with that need, consider contacting the Jeff Davis Parish Council on Aging; Caring Hands; Communities Against Domestic Abuse; or your local church, city hall or police department to find out about area programs and individuals who could be in need. Several organizations and agencies have been hosting winter coat drives in order to provide like-new outerwear to those in need.
It’s a win-win situation: you free up some space while someone else stays warm.
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