“Giving is a light of hope to those in need.” -HT
Clothes are something we should consistently be going through. Easily we can end up with to many clothes, crowding our drawers and closets. Let go of those clothes that no longer serve a purpose in your life and embrace giving. Winter coats are especially needed right now and Miracle Hill can never have enough. And don’t forget about your gently used shoes and boots.
2. Linen Closet
Our linen closets, guest room closets and cedar chests may be full of extra blankets, sheets, towels, wash clothes and pillowcases that we can donate to a local shelter. These items are high on the list of items needed and give comfort and warmth in these winter months. A lot of shelters provide an “item of the month list” so you know what they need each month, and you can always call. Miracle Hill has an “item of the month” needs list on their website so you could donate one thing a month which is pretty cool!
The pantry is a place we overlook when it comes to donating, but I am sure you have some extra canned goods, peanut butter, grits, oatmeal or tuna that you can donate to a local shelter. Most shelters have a most needed list on their website. Miracle Hill has 8 shelter locations in Greenville, SC and a Food Warehouse. Check out your local shelter.
The kitchen is often overwhelmed with things we no longer need or what I like to call doubles and triples. While sometimes it is useful to have multiples of one item such as a spatula, other times it is unnecessary. Look in your utensils drawer or holder and see if there is something someone in need could use that you can do without. Don’t forget about pots, pans, cutlery.
We all have those hotel shampoos, soaps, toothpastes and lotions. Travel size items are greatly needed at local shelters. Some shelters will even take opened items, you know that shampoo or lotion you used once and don’t like that you can’t throw in the trash. Call your shelter and ask if they will except opened items. And if you stock up on extras you could dip into your extra toothpaste or deodorant and pass one along to a shelter in need.