If you're getting ready for an upcoming move, you may come across household items or clothing you don't want to take with you to your new home. Instead of throwing these items in the trash, you should consider donating them to local charitable organizations. Not only does donating your items help people in your community who are in need, but depending on how large your donation is, you may be eligible for a charitable write-off on your taxes.
At Simonik Moving & Storage, our residential movers in New Jersey want to make your upcoming move as seamless as possible. Therefore, we have put together a list of three local organizations that accept various household and clothing items to make it easier for you to donate your unwanted items.
Founded in 1865, the Salvation Army is dedicated to meeting all human needs without discriminating against anyone. They assist approximately 30 million Americans annually while also serving 131 other countries. The items you donate to the Salvation Army are sold at their thrift stores across the country. The money earned from the resale of your items is used to fund their Adult Rehabilitation Centers. These centers exist to help those struggling with addiction find help, hope, and a second chance at life.
Some of the tax-deductible items you can donate are:
- Household Goods
You can schedule a pick-up or find a local donation center by visiting their website.
Habitat for Humanity ReStores
Have you finished a home renovation project recently and have unused building materials? Consider donating these new or gently used building materials to Habitat ReStores, including:
- Kitchen Cabinets
- Doors and Windows
- Unused Lumber, Bricks, or Blocks
- Lighting Fixtures
- Power Tools
- And More!
Donating these unwanted items to Habitat ReStores allow Habitat for Humanity to continue their mission of providing decent, affordable shelter to everyone. You can learn more about their donation policy and find your local Habitat ReStore by visiting their store locator.
Goodwill was founded nearly 120 years ago to collect used goods and clothing from those who had them. These items were then repaired and mended by those who needed them. Once they were fixed, the goods were sold to help pay those who restored them. Today, every local Goodwill is self-sustainable, creating job training programs, employee placement, and community-based programs from selling donated household and clothing items.
Goodwill accepts the following items:
If you would like to donate your household items to Goodwill, use their store locator to find a donation center near you.
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