Where to Donate Household Items During COVID-19?

If you’re looking for somewhere to donate your household items and clothes, there are a lot more options than just Goodwill.

For many of us, all the extra time at home this year has sparked bouts of de-cluttering and purging. Whether you have already cleaned out your linen closet, or you’re still planning to tackle the garage, an important key in this process is what to do with all the stuff.

Most thrift stores in King & Snohomish counties are open under Phase 2 right now, but many of the more well-known spots have restrictions on what they will take, and when they are accepting donations. If you’ve made your way through a donation line at Goodwill, you probably know that they are not currently accepting any furniture. But did you know that many of the smaller, independent shops are taking large pieces?

Do a Google search for “thrift stores near me”, and call the smaller ones to see what their donation acceptance policies are during COVID.  Or use this great national directory where you can put in your zip code and find lots of nearby shops.

Below are a few Puget Sound organizations where your gently used household donations support important causes like homelessness and youth mentoring. Make sure to check their website or call for their current COVID policies.

-Habitat for Humanity  https://www.habitatskc.org/store/

-Big Brothers Big Sisters Puget Sound  https://inspirebig.org/donate/donate-used-clothing/

-See if there is a women’s shelter near you that is in need of household items or clothes  https://www.womenshelters.org/

-St Vincent de Paul Seattle https://svdpseattle.org/give-today/homegoods/

-Northwest Center  https://www.nwcenter.org/donate.html

-Goodwill, https://seattlegoodwill.org/donate-goods/donation-sites

-Value Village  https://www.valuevillage.com/donate

-Salvation Army  https://salvationarmy.org/

Giving is a good thing!

 

Posted on August 12, 2020 at 6:55 pm
Becky and Steve Larsen | Category: Helpful Information, Local Communities

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