Before turning unwanted towels and blankets into rags or throwing them away, consider donating them to animal rescue charities. When stray cats and dog are brought into shelters, they often need warm blankets and towels to comfort the scared animals and keep them warm at night. You can contact your local animal rescue organization to see if it needs these items, or you can give to the organization DELTA Rescue, which will gladly take them from you through the mail. Just give them a thorough wash before sending. Learn more at deltarescue.org.