Charities that Will Love Your Used Furniture (Part II)

These charities welcome your unwanted, used furniture.

Goodwill
Goodwill has locations all over the nation. The charitable organization takes used furniture and other household items. Donated items go to source their resale store, and the proceeds benefit the charity. You can use the Goodwill Locator to get a drop-off center near you. Some Goodwill stores will pick up your donated furniture.

The Salvation Army
Most donations to the Salvation Army go to supply the Salvation Army resale stores. However, the charity also uses furniture donations to furnish their homeless shelters. The Salvation Army takes used furniture in good condition. You can find a drop-off center on the Salvation Army website.

Where to Donate Furniture Locally

You can find local charities in your area that want furniture donations. Before you donate, call a volunteer or representative at the charity to see if they provide receipts for tax purposes. While donating locally can aid folks in your neighborhood, be sure you donate to a nonprofit if you desire the tax break.

Places to donate your furniture locally include:

Homeless Shelters
Numerous homeless shelters and missions function as independent charities, particularly in urban areas that have a huge homeless or at-risk population. These organizations offer shelter and meals to struggling families and take donations such as couches, beds, tables, and other small odds and ends. The United Way can give you a list of local homeless shelters in your area.

Theater Groups
Amateur theater groups frequently need furniture donations to build sets. Sometimes, they accept battered furniture or furniture you can’t donate anywhere else. You can find a local theater group by going to your city’s website. City websites typically have an entertainment section that lists local theater groups. Also, you can contact theater departments at local colleges or high schools.