When we talk about cleaning out your closet, we often advise our readers to find a second home for their clothing and other accessories.
Today we’ll take our closet cleaning suggestions a step further by offering some suggestions on specific places and organizations where you can donate your unwanted things.
Are you looking to donate jewelry? Consider Indigo Rescue, a non-profit that works to end animal abandonment. Since 1999, this group has held jewelry sales to raise money. Those earrings you don’t wear anymore can help give a dog or cat a home.
Do you have a closet full of shoes you no longer wear? Consider these organizations when you clean out your closet:
Donate wedding dresses and formal clothing
Your wedding dress might be a cherished heirloom. But if – for whatever reason – you’re planning on parting with it, consider donating to Brides Across America, which donates wedding gowns to military or first responder brides.
Donate professional work attire
Organizations like Goodwill and the Salvation Army are usually good drop off points, but you can also consider giving it to ReStore, an arm of Habitat for Humanity. It has branches throughout our region:
- Montgomery County ReStore (http://www.habitatmontco.org/
- Chalfont ReStore (https://www.habitatbucks.org/)
- Langhorne ReStore
- Philadelphia ReStore
- Lehigh Valley ReStore
You could also give to one of these organizations that deals solely with books:
Donate food, canned goods, etc.
- Feeding America
- Ample Harvest
- Food Pantries
- Keystone Opportunity Center
- Pennridge FISH
- Manna on Main
- World Computer Exchange
- National Coalition Against Domestic Violence’s “Donate a Phone” program
- Cell Phones for Soldiers
And if you’re looking for further closet organization tips, Closets & Cabinetry can help. Contact us today, and our organization team will get started on finding the best use for all that new space you’ve created.