My lovely readers,
While growing up, Philanthropy was always a big part of my life. Not only, it is very important to help those in need and give back, but also it brings you a great sense of achievement and the best and most genuine smiles! So with my new blog, I’ve decided to guide you through my Philanthropy journey in life and hope, that by sharing my experiences and goals with you all, I will inspire people out there, but also, inspire myself to do even more!
I love volunteering and fundraising, but today’s goal is very easy and simple. Everyone can do it.
We all (specially those interested in fashion) have items of clothing in our closets which we don’t wear anymore (or never worn before) which just bring clutter and disguise the other beautiful clothes we’d probably wear more if we could see them better.
The standard rule is if you haven’t worn an item for a year or more, you should get rid of it. But I disagree slightly, there are some dresses I have just for hot summer days or holidays, or some which I could only wear to a wedding or horse races, and having not worn them for a year does not mean I will not wear them again.
So please be careful and be wise about what you give away.
After a few trousers, tops, dresses and shoes later… I have my bags full of unwanted clothes in good condition ready to go.
Most people would take their unwanted clothes to charity shops who will then sell their clothes and all profit will be sent to a specific Foundation (cancer research, british heart foundation, etc.) which I believe is great and really worthy. But I noticed a lot of people are embarrassed of shopping in second-hand shops and that means some clothes can get stuck in pile for ages.
So I donate all my clothes to a very special local foundation:
1 in 4 women will be a victim of domestic violence at some point in their lifetime. And on average, 2 women a week in the UK, are killed by a former or current male partner.
Domestic violence is an underrated crime. And overlooked in terms of charity. Many women are rescued by the local police every day and have nothing but the clothes in their body at the time. Many of them with children.
Most of these women don’t need just clothes, they need food, assistance, counselling, guidance and love.
If you would like to donate to your local Women and children’s Refuge, it can be hard to find as the locations are kept secret for security reasons, but please contact Women’s Aid (in the UK) or the local authorities.
Lots of love,