Many of us have set out to find the perfect holiday gifts for our family and friends. While we’re shopping and checking items off our holiday lists, it’s also a good time to think about those in need.
Donation centers often need winter clothing around the holidays … so why not give back to your community this season by donating much needed winter clothing that will help warm someone’s spirits? Because many winter clothing items are made with plastic fabrics and materials, they’re durable, warm and often affordable, making them ideal for holiday giving. Here are a few ideas …
Jackets made with polyester (plastic) fleece are a great choice because they are usually inexpensive and the polyester fabric provides lightweight warmth. The men’s Columbia Steens Mountain Full Zip fleece jacket is warm, durable and versatile, and it’s easy on the wallet. The children’s REI Boulder Ridge fleece jacket, also made with polyester fleece, is a great way to help a child stay warm this winter.
You can help outfit those in need for the season’s wet weather by donating inexpensive but durable plastic raingear. Affordably priced raincoats made from polyester and vinyl plastics can help keep less fortunate warm and dry this winter. And also think about adding an umbrella, usually made from water-resistant nylon plastic, and some vinyl rain boots for extra protection.
Useful winter accessories are easy to overlook, but they can be critical in the season’s harsh weather. Versatile, one-size-fits-all polyester fleece gloves and hats are inexpensive and can go a long way to help someone stay warm this winter. Just as important: cozy socks made with a blend of nylon and polyester fibers. These socks help keep feet warm and dry, and the plastic fabric is soft and long-lasting.
Winter apparel made with durable, lightweight plastics gives the gift of warmth during the holidays … and beyond. So this holiday season, as you fill your shopping carts with gifts for your loved ones, think about adding a few items for those in need, too.