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Saving Money and Creating Jobs This Summer #DonateStuffCreateJobs

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Did someone say summer? What an exciting time of year! When you think of summer time, what are some of the first things that come to mind? There are so many fun things you can do with kids during the summer! Playing, creating and exploring can get expensive. So how can you save some cash in order to enjoy those trips to the pool, parties in the backyard, or even family summer vacations? By thrifting, of course! I mean, who doesn’t love a good bargain?

Moving from season to season means that kids need new clothes, shoes, and other essentials. Instead of spending major bucks at a big box retailer, head over to your local Goodwill store! They are packed with great steals that will help you save those pennies for summer fun with the kids. You might even find your next family game night, pool toys and other fun summer gear there too! Most Goodwill stores introduce more than 2,000 new items onto the sales floor each day. That is a lot of goodies to pick from!

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Changing seasons, changing sizes, and growing kids also means out with the old, in with the new! So, what are your plans for that box full of stuff that your kids are no longer using? On your way to shop for your new summer gear, grab that box that is under the bed or sack that is hiding in the closet and take it with you to donate to your local Goodwill store. It's a total win/win situation.

Donating your unused clothes, shoes, furniture and other household goodies is not just a simple way to get stuff out of the house, it is so much more. You are doing your part to make your community sustainable, you are helping the environment and you are diverting millions of pounds of goods OUT of landfills and into the hands of consumers who can use them. Even better, your donations help the most vulnerable in our community acquire job placement and receive career training.

We would love to see how you reduce/reuse/recycle while saving money for your fun summer plans! Don't forget to use the donation impact calculator to let the world know how you are helping your local community with your used stuff – stuff that doesn’t help anyone when it’s stuffed in the back of your closet or under your bed.

Share a video or photo that shares what you plan to donate using the hashtag, #DonateStuffCreateJobs, and then check out what other people are sharing on Twitter and Instagram!

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Angela England is a professional blogger, social media teacher, and Editor-in-Chief of Blissfully Domestic. She's recently published a new ebook, 30 Days to Make and Market a Fabulous Ebook, to help others reach their online goals. A homeschooling mother of four living with her husband in rural Oklahoma, her tweets range from chickens and beehives, to business and blogging.

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