When it’s time to pack for your move, the sheer amount of stuff to sort through can feel overwhelming! As you sort your belongings and prepare to relocate, consider creating a donation pile and donating your unwanted items to a local charity. Not only will you be helping an organization help those in need in your community, but you’ll also save yourself a lot of packing time.
Here are five great charities that will pick up your donations right from your doorstep
The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army is a major global charity dedicated to supporting a broad range of people in need, from natural disaster relief to veterans’ services to homeless shelters to domestic violence help. In addition to accepting a ton of items like furniture, household goods, clothes, and cars, the Salvation Army will also pick up your donations for free! Click here to find your local Salvation Army location and schedule a donation pick-up.
In 2022, Goodwill served over 2 million people and helped more than 128,000 people train for careers in in-demand industries and get the supportive services they needed to be successful. If you have bulky household items like furniture and appliances to donate, Goodwill is an excellent option for donation pick-up. They don’t offer pick-up for smaller items like clothing or housewares, but you can click here to learn more about your local Goodwill’s pick-up options and to get on their schedule!
Habitat for Humanity
If you’ve heard of Habitat for Humanity, you probably know that they do incredible work building quality homes for families needing suitable housing. Habitat for Humanity operates in more than 70 countries and has helped over 39 million people with housing since 1976. They accept any donations to help support their home building efforts, including tools, lumber, appliances, doors, and even cars! To schedule a donation with your local Habitat for Humanity, click here.
Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS)
Do you have a lot of smaller items to donate, like books, clothing, or toys? Consider donating them to your local Big Brothers Big Sisters chapter. These donations support children in your local community through nurturing and engagement with their matched big brother or sister. BBBS also accepts vehicle donations, so if you’re relocating to an area where you don’t need a car or simply have a car you no longer need, you can make a tax-deductible donation to BBBS. Get started here!
The Furniture Bank Network
This one is pretty self-explanatory! According to the Furniture Bank Network, their banks prevent tens of thousands of pounds of furniture from entering landfills each year. This furniture gets put back into its community where it can have a second chance at life and be used by a family in need who cannot afford furniture, instead of rotting in a landfill. Click here to find your local network and to schedule a time for pick-up of your gently-used furniture and other large household items.
And for all the items coming with you on your move, Move 4 Less has professional movers ready to pack them and get them moved to your new home safely and securely. Need more room at your new place? We also offer short-term and long-term storage in our environmentally-friendly, secure units. No matter your moving or storage needs, we would love to help you figure out an option that best fits your needs and put a smile on your face on moving day!