Non-Monetary Donations Guide for Charities

For many of us, giving money to charity is an important part of our lives. We may donate just to be a good person and help others, or we might give because it can have benefits at tax time. Giving money to charity helps people in need, but you don’t just have to give money. There are also lots of places where you can donate things you don’t need anymore to help other people. Schools, youth centers, and other programs will often take craft supplies and art materials. Food banks all over the country accept food donations for the hungry. Of course, you can always volunteer your time to help people, too. Don’t overlook the need for books, musical instruments, or pet supplies. There are also programs that will take donated clothes or cars. You can even donate a wedding dress to help out a bride on her big day.