Top 3 Eco-Friendly Donations You Can Make
Donating is an excellent way to give back. But did you know there are some easy ways that you can not only donate to a good cause but also help keep our planet healthy as well? Working with specific charities including Good Will and Habitat for Humanity, as well as Green Donation Consultants, you can do double good with your eco-friendly donations or time.
1) Deconstruct Instead of Demolish
When the land a home sits on is worth a lot more than the home itself, sometimes it may be worth it to scrap the structure and start again. Demolition costs can be very high, require a lot of permitting, and often go over-budget. Green Donation Consultants offers a fantastic alternative to traditional demolishment of homes, a process called deconstruction. Green Donation Consultants helps to train low-skilled or no-skilled workers by taking a home apart, piece by piece. Through un-building, workers start to understand the construction methods used to build the home in the first place. Further, Green Donation Consultants donates the salvageable materials to other organizations who can use them to build homes that benefit others in need. By providing your home to Green Donation Consultants, you get tax benefits, as well as the peace of mind knowing that you have helped many people in the process. That is one great eco-friendly donation!
2) Donate Old Clothes, Appliances, and Furniture
Organizations like Good Will are great for dropping off old clothes, appliances, furniture, toys, and more. Many people don’t immediately consider clothing donation eco-friendly. However, the number of resources it takes to create new clothing, ship them to stores, and the paper waste during the sales process is considerable. By donating your used clothing, you are allowing someone else to make good use of it. It keeps more clothing and other items out of landfills, and gives you the potential to receive tax-credit for the fair market value of your donation, making it a win-win!
3) Donate Your Used Car
There are several organizations, including Habitat for Humanity, Make-a-Wish, and more that accept cars as donations. Even when cars aren’t running quite as well as they used to, many non-profit organizations will take the vehicles, and have them deconstructed for parts. If the car is still usable, then a less-fortunate family would get much use out of it, without it ending up as scraps in the local trash heap. Cars can provide a decent charitable deduction that can provide you with some tax-relief!