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Most of us share the common goal of wanting to give back. And most of us are also looking for ways to declutter. Today, we combine the two by gathering-up our gently used books, phones, computers, guitars and shoes. Time to declutter and give to a vetted list of the best charities to support right now.

The Best Charities to Support Right Now

What do you do with books you’ve read, phones and computers you’ve upgraded and instruments your kids lost interest in playing? Are all of these stagnant things piled-up in your closet, guest bedroom or garage?

Recently, I read an article about how little of the proceeds of our charitable donations goes to those in need. The more I read, the more it gnawed at me that fat cats are benefiting from our generosity rather than those who are genuinely in need. So, in true Aries fashion, I set out to find the best charities to support right now and I’m sharing my vetted list with you.

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THE BEST CHARITIES TO DONATE: Books, Phones, Computers, Guitars and Shoes

1. BOOKS

Operation PaperbackDonate your gently-used books to American troops overseas.

2. PHONES

Cell Phones for SoldiersDonate your phones, regardless of age and condition, to soldiers overseas.

3. COMPUTERS

Cristina.orgDonate your computer to organizations that provide education, rehabilitation and job training to those in need.

4. GUITARS

Guitars 4 VetsDonate guitars and amplifiers to vets struggling with PTSD. 

5. SHOES

Soles4SoulsDonate new and used shoes to those in need.

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THE BEST CHARITIES TO DONATE: Money

1. ENVIRONMENT

Environmental Defense Action Fund -Donate to help implement clean energy solutions, reduce emissions, and find sustainable ways to grow food and supply water.

2. DISASTERS

All Hands and Hearts – Donate to address the needs of communities impacted by natural disasters.

3. POVERTY

GiveDirectlyDonate to help fight poverty.

4. EDUCATION

Scholarship AmericaDonate to award scholarships to students.

5. ANIMALS

PetSmart Charities – Donate to help save the lives of homeless pets. *The largest financial supporter of animal welfare in the U.S.

All of the best charities to support right now have been vetted by Charity Watch, a watchdog group who ranks charities by their transparency and financial disclosures. Each charity has been rated by the amount spent on programs relative to overhead. There are so many people in need right now. If you’re able, please join me in giving back any way you can. Do good. Feel good. -xo