While donations are normally greatly increased during the holiday season, shelters and charity organizations accept them all year round. Donations don't only have to be in the form of currency. Clothing, blankets and other day-to-day supplies are just as appreciated a financial support and there's never a shortage of people who could benefit from such a donation. Finding homeless or women's shelters that accept clothing and blanket donations is a simple process that requires some minimal research.
Contact your local police department. They will likely have a list of charitable organizations and shelters in the area that would welcome your donation.
Visit your local Goodwill. Goodwill will sometimes donate directly to shelters or they can direct you to groups in the area that could benefit from blankets and clothing.
Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−7233 for information about local women's shelters that could benefit from your donation.
Contact any churches or religious organizations in the area and inquire about charities or shelters looking for clothing or blanket donations.
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