Every year, millions of tons of perfectly usable items end up in landfills. This not only wastes valuable resources, but also contributes to environmental problems such as pollution and climate change. However, by donating items in good condition to local charities, we can help reduce waste, support our communities, and make a positive impact on the environment.
When we donate items that are still in good shape, they can be reused by others who may not have access to the same resources, and can help reduce waste in landfills. This small step to improving our environment, can have a big local impact. Local families need clothes for the change of seasons: did you know that Saskatoon Foodbank and Learning Centre accept clothes for their clothing depo?
Supporting Our Communities:
Donating items in good condition to local charities also helps support our communities. Many charities rely on donations to provide services to those in need, such as the 60 charities we feature on our site. By donating items that are still usable, we can help provide resources for those who may not have access to them otherwise.
Reducing the Environmental Impact of Production:
When we donate items in good condition to local charities, we also help reduce the environmental impact of production. When items are reused, it reduces the need for new products to be produced, which can help reduce the carbon footprint associated with manufacturing and shipping. This can also help conserve resources, such as water and energy, that are used in the production process.
Donating is Easy and Convenient:
Donating items in good condition to local charities is also easy and convenient. Many charities have donation centers or pickup services that make it easy to donate items without having to go out of your way: on every page on One Small Step, local charities share with you how best to donate to them. By donating items that you no longer need, you can help make a positive impact on the environment and support your community at the same time.