Help out others – donate blankets
So many of us have bulging drawers, overflowing cupboards and wardrobes packed so tightly with mostly unused clothes that we dread opening the wardrobe door in case all the contents suddenly decide to escape and bury us in layers of years gone by.
Spare a thought for those less fortunate. There is a growing section in our community who face a truly miserable winter with not enough warm clothing or blankets to keep the winter chill away. Often too, it is those less able to cope with the extra demands of winter who suffer the most.
While this should not be happening in a country such as New Zealand, some of our children wander off to school in the freezing cold with not so much as a jacket or a pair of shoes on, and elderly sit at home unable to keep warm because they can’t afford to use heating or purchase warm clothing and blankets.
As more and more people struggle to make their money stretch to afford these necessities of life, the reliance on the rest of us to provide what we can to help grows.
By donating your unwanted clothes and blankets to charity, these items then become accessible and useful to others who will be more grateful for them than you could imagine.
Secondhand warm clothes and blankets are sought after by people with money struggles.