When you are getting rid of items, instead of throwing them into the trash, consider donating your items that are gently used to charitable organizations listed below. With a bit of planning, you can make a big difference in someone’s life! There are several places in the Philadelphia, PA area that will accept donations. And, I also included areas that are outside the PA area as well for your convenience.
Here is a list of some charitable organization that will accept donations.
Donating unused still wrapped toys?
Donating blankets and other unused animal supplies?
Animal hospital centers, like ACCT Philly (Animal Care and Control Team).
Your local animal grooming and boarding places
Donating Gently or New Baby items and other small household items?
Women shelters, like Laurel House. Phone number from office: 610-277-1860
Donating electronics, furniture, tools, children bicycles, and other household items? Some locations will pick-up and some you will need to deliver the items. Check the site below to find out their policies.
NOTE: Pennsylvania passed a law about recycling tube TVs but haven’t set up the procedures to do this. So, to get rid of tube TVs, you will need to either give away on Craigslist or contact a haul away company where you need to pay a fee.
Donating gently used kid’s books, CDs, and audio books?
Donating gently used clothing, shoes, hangers, glasses, etc…?
Donating Dresses / Gowns / Wedding Dresses?
Donating a car?
Donating Old Trophies?
Read the requirements for trophy donations. They do not accept several types of trophies.
Need to donate various items? You can check out this site to find one near you: Donationtown.org
Additional Tips: Ask your accountant or financial adviser about what limits there may be for you when donating large quantities of items.
Create your own charitable donation location list. Use this checklist. If you want more information on how to use this, click here.
NEW: Check out an app for iOS that will help you track your donations.
NEW: These apps for iOS and will help you find locations near you to donate.
If you are looking for charity locations in your area, please visit Charity Navigator. You can search by your zip code. =)
Helping others is a great way to motivate yourself to get organized. If you need assistance, please feel free to contact me with any questions. Contact National Association of Professional Organizers to find a Professional Organizer near you.
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