End-of-year donations can take many forms, including giving away things you no longer use or need. Winter is a great time to take one last look in your garage, closets and cupboards for unwanted gently-used items and non-perishable foods.
This year the Shoreline PTA Council is collecting all kinds of items for teens and families in need.
If you have something to donate, DonateSeattle can help connect Seattle-area donors with non-profit wish lists.
By sharing what you no longer want with those less fortunate, you are reducing, reusing and recycling while benefiting your community at the same time!
Resources: Toys4Tots | Sleep Country Foster Kids Drives | Dress for Success | Barnes & Noble Book Drive | Page Ahead | InterConnection | Bike Works | Northwest Harvest | DonateSeattle | Shoreline PTA Council Basket Drive | Des Moines Area Food Bank
The Big Picture
According to the US Environmental Protection Agency Americans generated approximately 243 million tons of waste in 2009. While 34% of this was recycled and composted, the rest – 161 million tons – was buried in landfills nationwide.
How much of what we throw away is actually garbage? Before throwing anything away, pause and think if your trash could be someone else’s treasure.