Seasons are changing and your clothes from last year may not fit. If you notice clothes piling up in your family's closets — and you're looking for a way to help the less fortunate — donating clothes could be a super-easy start.
Gather your family and begin sifting through those crammed closets. As you work, keep these organization basics in mind:
Doing good can be contagious. You might decide to keep the spirit of giving going year round — not just during the holidays. Look for other opportunities to help out on your own or as a family. Each season should be full of thanks and giving.
Reviewed by: Steven Dowshen, MD
Date reviewed: September 2014
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