Why Your Clothing Donation Helps the Disadvantaged

Red cross clothing donations

Charitable contributions, whether in the form of monetary donations, volunteering, or even physical goods such as clothes and food, is a staple of many communities, where nonprofits use time and money and physical goods to support disadvantaged populations.

Although the motives for donating time or money to charity can vary, many view support a charity as a way to ‘give back to the community.’ In one survey, 63% of high net worth donors city “giving back to the community” as a chief motivation for giving.

Two statistics highlight how much Americans give to charities:

  • 70% of the people in the U.S. give to charity each year.
  • 3% of American income is given to charities each year.

There are many high-profile charities that represent a particular cause, often as Continue reading

About Allison Plank

I'm Allison Plank, and this is my blog, Family Issues Online. As a recent divorcee and single mom to my 3-year-old, my life revolves around my daughter. I started this website to help families through their issues. I hope you enjoy the site, learn a few things or maybe teach a few :) Feel free to comment on topics that interest you, and ask some questions of your own!

Hiring a Maid Service Steps to Consider

St. petersburg maid service

A clean home is for many a reflection on their personal state. As some would say, and especially women (87% to be exact), a clean home is a reflection on the self.

There is little wonder then that maids and cleaning services continue to be in popularity even into the 21st century. As life continues to speed up and demands grow, the time needed to clean often becomes expendable–which is hazardous in the long run.

For instance, a dirty office place or home can lead to:

  • Common cold and influenza. One study showed that a clean office can reduce the chance of catching a cold or influenza by up to 80%.
  • Regular cleaning can actually reduce absenteeism by 46%.
  • Dust exposure affects workers’ cognitive skills by 2% to 6%.

But with time constraints, many offic Continue reading

About Allison Plank

I'm Allison Plank, and this is my blog, Family Issues Online. As a recent divorcee and single mom to my 3-year-old, my life revolves around my daughter. I started this website to help families through their issues. I hope you enjoy the site, learn a few things or maybe teach a few :) Feel free to comment on topics that interest you, and ask some questions of your own!

3 Common Holiday Season Medical Emergencies and How to Handle Them

Urgent medical services

We are approaching the holiday season. Soon, there will be an increase in holiday event invites and school activities. It is also likely that you will be hosting more during the holiday season. A large number of people will find themselves in a medical emergency during the upcoming holiday season. In addition to developing an emergency care plan, it is also important to be aware of the most common emergency situations.

Cuts, burns, and other cooking injuries
With many upcoming holidays, people are in the kitchen more than ever. They are cooking large meals for large groups of people. They are using the oven more frequently. They are using large knifes to cut the served dishes. The increased number of people in the kitchen results in an increase in cooking injuries. M Continue reading

About Allison Plank

I'm Allison Plank, and this is my blog, Family Issues Online. As a recent divorcee and single mom to my 3-year-old, my life revolves around my daughter. I started this website to help families through their issues. I hope you enjoy the site, learn a few things or maybe teach a few :) Feel free to comment on topics that interest you, and ask some questions of your own!