When you are making decisions about what to donate to charity versus what to throw in the trash, there are 3 questions you can ask yourself to make the decisions easier.
Want to know the 3 question to ask when deciding what to donate to charity? read on...
#1 Am I donating this because I know it will help someone else, or because I just don’t want to throw it away?
Please, don’t “donate” your garbage.
If an item is in great condition and someone will benefit from receiving it, by all means, donate it to a local charity. But if something is in need of repair, has outdated safety standards (like many baby items), or can be recycled instead, don’t burden a charity with it.
Always throw away:
#2 Does this item need repairs or upgrades that are easy to solve?
Some charities have workshops for small repairs, but most do not. When charities without the ability to make repairs receive broken items, it costs them time and money to dispose of it properly.
For example, Goodwill has this policy: “It’s hard to say “no thank you” to a donation. However, there are some items we simply can’t accept because they are excessively soiled or broken, too costly to dispose of, or have been recalled due to product safety issues.”
Be sure that what you donate is in great condition or needs only minor repairs (like one missing button on a shirt).
Always Throw Out/ Recycle:
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