Places to Donate:
Donate Items locally:
Books can be donated to your local library, school or hospital.
Blankets and pet supplies can be donated to local animal shelters.
Clothes and household goods can be donated to your local shelter.
American Council of the Blind - Phone: 1-800-553-3018
Their mission: “The American Council of the Blind (ACB) is a national organization of blind, visually impaired and sighted individuals whose purpose is to work toward independence, security, equality of opportunity, and improved quality of life for all blind and visually impaired people.”
What they need: Vehicles.
ASPCA – Local Animal Shelters
Their mission: The ASPCA works to rescue animals from abuse, pass humane laws and share resources with animal shelters nationwide.
What they need: Old blankets, newspapers, pet toys, food & supplies.
Their mission: Auto-Donation.com provide complete donation processing services for non-profit organizations.
What they need: Vehicles.
ClothingDonations.org - Phone: 1-888-518-VETS (8387)
Their mission: “Support programs that address the concerns and needs of all veterans.”
What they need: Clothes and household goods. Website: http://www.clothingdonations.org/resources/
Their mission: “Provide our youth with a safe and fun place to learn after school, the technology training they need to get ahead, and the tools they need to do so.”
What they need: Computers.
Their mission: Take in donations of computers and printers that are 5 years old or newer and re-donate them back out to students and families who are in need of assistance of receiving a computer to do their school work and projects.
What they need: Computers and computer equipment
Goodwill Industries International, Inc.
Their mission: “Goodwill Industries International enhances the dignity and quality of life of individuals, families and communities by eliminating barriers to opportunity and helping people in need reach their fullest potential through the power of work.”
What they need: New or gently used items — like clothing, appliances, electronics and furniture.
Habitat For Humanity - Phone: 1-877-277-4344
Their mission: “A nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry that has helped to build over 500,000 decent, affordable houses and served 2.5 million people worldwide.”
What they need: Building materials, furniture, appliances.
International Book Project
Their mission: “The International Book Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization the promotes literacy, education and global friendships by sending over 150,000 books annually to schools, libraries, churches, community organizations and Peace Corps Volunteers throughout the developing world and in the United States.”
What they need: Books.
Marine Toys For Tots Foundation
Their mission: “The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.”
What they need: Toys.
National Cristina Foundation
Their mission: “National Cristina Foundation promotes the reuse of technology to enable people with disabilities, students at risk and economically disadvantaged persons to be given the opportunity, through training, to lead more independent and productive lives.
What they need: Computers.”
Their mission: “We support people and communities in the poorest regions of the world through projects addressing health, education, food production, and income generation.”
What they need: Clothes, shoes.
Their mission: “The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.”
What they need: Appliances, automobiles, clothing, furniture, household goods, miscellaneous.
Stuffed Animal For Emergencies
Their mission: “We help children feel a little more SAFE when they need it most!
What they need: Stuffed animals.”
The Global Literacy Project Inc.
Their mission: “The Global Literacy Project, Inc. is a non-profit organization that fosters community-based learning initiatives throughout the world by bringing together individuals, institutions and communities to share educational materials and global knowledge and by providing service learning opportunities for students in the USA and abroad.”
What they need: Books
Vietnam Veterans of America
Their mission: “Your generous donations of clothing and other household goods make a big difference in the lives of America's Veterans and their families. The items you donate generate the majority of the funding to support local, state, and national programs of the Vietnam Veterans of America.”
What they need: clothing and household goods.
World Computer Exchange
Their mission: “WCE provides used computers and technology to schools, libraries, community centres & universities in developing countries.”
What they need: Computers.
Places to Sell:
To find a place near you that pays for your scrap metal...
To find an appraiser...
For a list of resale / consignment shops in your area...
Places that purchase your unwanted clothing...
Plato's Closet (Northeastern U.S.): http://www.platoscloset.com/Locations#us
Once Upon A Child
What they buy: Gently used clothes, toys, & equipment
What they buy: They pay for your empty / used and new print cartridges.
Places to Post Free Items:
Members can list and search for free items...
Places to Recycle:
To find a recycling center near you...
The Recycling Center: therecyclingcenter.info
Best Buy: BestBuy.com
Best Buy recycles electronics and appliances including... TV and video, computers and tablets, cell phones and radios, appliances, ink & toner, rechargeable batteries, audio, home (brooms/stick vacuums, cables and connectors, curling Irons, fans, hair dryers & straighteners, monitoring systems, pedometers and heart monitors, robot vacuums, upright/canister vacuums, weather stations), music & videos, video games & gadgets, cameras & camcorders, car audio, video & GPS.
They also offer a program called Trade In & Trade Up where you may be able to trade in the following items for a credit on an upgraded one... iPhone, iPad, Gaming Hardware, PC laptops, Samsung mobile, Microsoft Surface, Apple Notebooks, Video Games, Smart Watches.
No endorsement is intended by the listing of charities herein. Referrals are provided solely as a courtesy to our readers. Please consult your tax adviser or visit the IRS website at www.irs.gov regarding tax deductibility of donations.
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CLOTHING: Sell, donate or recycle your old clothing.
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