Before your closet overflows with new items in this season of shopping and gifting, take time to sift through your closet and find clothes to donate. I outlined what I recommend donating in my post Closet Detox, but here's a seasonally appropriate addendum the list.
With chilly winter temperatures, clothing banks and homeless shelters are especially in need of coats, sweaters, gloves and boots. If you have any of these items lying around, consider those who might need them more. While you're at it, take a look under your sink. Any unused toiletries (read: hotel "souvenirs" or goody bags from long-haul flights) can also go to your local shelter.
Some places to consider near you:
New York - The Bowery Mission
Boston - Rosie's Place
San Francisco - St. Anthony's
Sweden - Stadsmissionen
Just a friendly reminder to give a little extra this holiday season. #giveresponsibly