Lighten Up and Donate Your Stuff Before You Pack Up That Lift

|||Lighten Up and Donate Your Stuff Before You Pack Up That Lift

Below is a list of places to donate your old things to before packing up your lift for Aliyah!
Please note: The majority of the list currently applies to the NY area. Other state lists are in the works. 

  1. American Red Cross Drop Off Bins
  2. AMVETS 
    • AMVETS serves American veterans by providing support to veterans through service programs as well as providing community and youth-oriented programs designed to promote unity and patriotism. They regularly pick up gently used clothing, household items and furniture, which are then sold at their local thrift shops. The thrift shops offer the veterans aid and assistance and offer jobs in the local communities.
    • Pick-up for NY area – (855) 411-4650
    • Website
  3. Better World Books
    • Better World Books accepts book donations and either distributes them worldwide, or sells them and uses the proceeds for literacy programs.
    • Website
  4. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island
    • They send out mailers in advance of a town pick-up, however you may also schedule your own personal pick-up.
    • Phone – (631) 234-0000
    • Website
  5. Catholic Charities Housing 
    • Catholic Charities Housing Office provides affordable housing and support services designed to help those in need to help themselves. They accept donations in good-perfect condition.
    • Located in Albany, NY. This is drop off ONLY, there are no pick-ups available.
    • Women’s Shelter Address – Mercy House, 12 St. Joseph Terrace, Albany NY, 12210
      Men’s Shelter Address – St. Charles Lwanga Center, 115 Grand Street, Albany NY, 12202
    • Phone (womens shelter) – (518) 434-3531
      Phone (men’s shelter) – (518) 465-4973
    • Website
  6. City Opera Thrift Shop
    • City Opera Thrift Shop is a longtime thrift store selling secondhand fashion and housewares with profits benefiting the NYC Opera. Donations to the City Opera Thrift Shop can be made by dropping off your goods during shop hours or calling for a free pick up for large quantities.
    • Address – 222 E 23rd ST, New York NY, 10010
      Phone – (212) 684-5344
  7. Donation Town
    • A website where you can type in your area code to find local charities that will come and pick up your donations.
    • Website
  8. Housing Works
    • Housing Works is a healing community of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Their mission is to end the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS through relentless advocacy, the provision of lifesaving services and more.
    • Website
  9. Habitat for Humanity NY ReStore
    • A retail store concept that accepts donations of all kinds and the ReStore sells the items to the public at a reduced cost. Donated items qualify for tax reduction.
    • Pick-up is available.
    • Address – Habitat for Humanity NYC ReStore, 62-01 Northern Blvd, Woodside, NY, 11377
      Phone – (646) 876-9460
    • Website
  10. Institute of Jewish Humanities
    • The Institute of Jewish Humanities provides furniture pick-up services throughout much of New York state. The organization, a non-profit, focuses on the preservation and teaching of Jewish cultural heritage and tradition.
    • Website
  11. Interfaith Furnishings New Jersey
    • Donate furniture, time or money to your neighbors in need. (Serves Morris County, NJ).
    • Volunteers have pick-ups monthly. There is a 20$ donation request for operating fees.
    • Website
  12. Junkluggers
    • You pay Junkluggers to come and pick up all of your old items, but they donate them to local charities. They serve all over the United States. They donate and recycle what they can on your behalf and provide you with a tax-deductible receipt for any donated items.
    • Website
  13. Lupus America Household Goods Donation Program
    • The Lupus America℠ Household Goods Donation Program is a charitable fundraising program to benefit the Lupus Foundation of America’s research, education and support services that help improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus. These donated items then are sold to for-profit wholesale buyers. The proceeds from the sale of donated items is use to support vital programs for individuals with lupus and their families in communities like yours.
    • Items needed: Clothing, shoes, all bedding items, draperies and curtains, housewares and glassware, jewelry and cosmetics, toys and games, knick knacks, small appliances, tools. Please do not send furniture or large items.
    • Call (888) 445-8787 to schedule a pick-up in NY/NJ.
    • Website
  14. Morris Habitat for Humanity ReStore
    • You can either bring your donation or request a pick-up. Items that can fit into your own car can be delivered to the Donation Door during store hours. Larger items can be picked up for free. You must fill out a Request a Donation Pick-Up form and include photos of your donation items.
    • Website
  15. Passaic Baby G’mach
    • Passaic Baby G’mach collects baby clothing in excellent condition up to size 2T as well as other baby gear including high chairs, cribs, strollers, carriages, changing tables, diapers and formula. Pick-up is available in NY/NJ area.
    • Phone – Siggy Berger: (201) 486-1492
  16. Pick Purple
    • Help needy people make use of your stuff while benefiting the girls of Batya. It’s never been easier to recycle your old wearable clothing to second owners – Pick Purple stops by your home and picks it up from your doorstep free of charge. All proceeds directly benefit Batya Girls, Inc – an empowering network for teenage girls.
    • Website
  17. Saint’s Place
    • Saint’s Place works with the Refugee and Immigration Department of the Catholic Family Center, providing assistance for legal immigrants escaping from war-torn countries. Donations are used in setting up apartments for the refugees.
    • Located in Pittsford, NY. Pick-ups available.
    • Website
  18. St. Vincent de Paul
    • St. Vincent de Paul has thrift stores across the United States which depend on donations of gently used items. Donations can be made straight to the shops. Free pick-ups can be arranged for furniture.
    • To schedule a pick-up, please call (800) 675-2882
    • Website
  19. The Salvation Army
    • The Salvation Army has drop off locations at their thrift stores in Atlantic City and Asbury Park in New York. To schedule a pick-up of furniture, household goods or clothing, call (800) 728-7825
    • They have additional locations all over the United States.
  20. United Jewish Council
    • You can schedule a free New York clothing donation pickup online for Vintage Thrift. It’s as simple as a click of a button. Schedule a free United Jewish Council of the East Side donation pickup all over New York City, to help support the United Jewish Council, Vintage Thrift store in Manhattan, NY. Donating has never been easier in New York City, NY. Never lug your heavy UJC donations around the city again. Schedule your free Vintage Thrift donation pickup today!
    • Website
  21. Vietnam Vets
    • Vietnam Vets is an organization that helps all veterans of America.
    • Pick-ups available from your home (they take almost everything besides big furniture).
    • Available in: AR, AZ, CA, CT, CO, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NA, NC, NE, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, TN, VA, WI
    • Website
  22.   Yeshiva Kol Yaakov
    • Donate your old furniture – there is free same-day pick-up.
    • Website

*Note: All information about the organizations has been taken from their respective websites.

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