How you can declutter for a cause during Lent

This season, simplify, declutter and give to The Salvation Army.  

Today is the first day of Lent, Ash Wednesday, the start of the 40-day lead up to Easter. Traditionally, the religious observance prepares the believer for Holy Week through prayer and self-denial. Many Christians give up something they enjoy—coffee, chocolate or meat, for example.

But this year, how about giving up 40 items that no longer spark joy?

Each day during Lent put aside one item you no longer need, and after the 40 days is up donate the lot to a Salvation Army store near you.

Your donation of material goods will then be sold in one of more than 1,200 family stores across the United States. That income, in turn, funds a cost-free, six-month rehabilitation program that helps more than 200,000 people overcome addiction every year in the U.S. 

Start your spring cleaning and do good with The Salvation Army this season.

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