13. Give Clothing
Next time you do your spring or fall cleaning, keep an eye out for those
clothes that you no longer wear. If these items are in good shape, gather them
together and donate them to organizations that provide housing for the homeless.
Most shelters need to have clothing on hand.
Anybody can give clothing: union members, church goers, kindergarten kids,
and senior citizens. Most of us have closets that need to be cleaned out!
New clothing, particularly sock and underclothing can be purchased and
donated to shelters. Besides, having something new to wear gives a psychological
Another example--in New York City this last winter, there was a drive to
collect warm coats for the homeless. And for many years, one enterprising
citizen has launched a "One Glove collection--volunteers match up the gloves
into pairs and distibute them in shelters.