DonationsEstatesWhere to Donate Your Loved One’s Belongings

August 9, 2019Obitia
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Losing a loved one is very difficult, and having to part with their belongings, many of which hold strong memories and reminders of their life, can be one of the hardest things to do. As you are sorting through your loved one’s things, it may help to keep in mind that there are a number of places where you can donate select items, which could help make a positive impact on someone else’s life. It may make the grieving process slightly easier knowing that others will benefit from the goodwill.

Donations may or may not be tax-deductible. You will need to ask each organization if they can write you a gift receipt and then submit it to the accountant or executor handling your loved one’s estate. For items that are too bulky for you to donate or dispose of yourself, you can hire a company such as 1-800-GOT-JUNK?. They ensure that all items are recycled, donated, or disposed of responsibly.

Below is a list of organizations that accept various kinds of belongings. It is not all-inclusive, but is a good place to start. 

 

Professional Clothing

Dress for Success

Suiting Warriors

 

Shoes

Give Running

Vietnam Veterans of America

One World Running

Soles 4 Souls

 

Coats

Operation Warm

One Warm Coat

 

Wedding Dresses

Brides Across America

Brides for a Cause

 

Dresses

Becca’s Closet

Donate My Dress

 

Bras

Free the Girls

 

Scarves

Hope Scarves

 

Socks

Zkano

 

Children’s Clothes

Clothes for Children

 

Jewelry

Dress for Success

I Have Wings Breast Cancer Foundation

 

Purses

Change Purse

 

All

Salvation Army

PickUpMyDonation

PurpleHeartPickUp

CollegeHunksHaulingJunk

Goodwill

 

Eyeglasses

Lions Vision Clinic

New Eyes

 

Makeup/Beauty

Project Beauty Share

Wands for Wildlife

 

Hearing Aids

Lions Club

Starkey Hearing Foundation

 

Books

Books for Africa

Franklin Media

 

Blankets, Sheets, Towels

Your local homeless shelters, churches, and animal shelters.

 

Luggage

Your local women’s shelters, or state’s department of child services.

 

Musical Instruments

Hungry for Instruments

Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation

Beethoven Foundation

Society of Unique Artists

 

Furniture

Habitat for Humanity: ReStore

 

Exercise Equipment

Fitness4Charity

 

Medical/Mobility Equipment

Muscular Dystrophy Association

MedShare

 

Office and School Supplies

Local schools near you.

 

CDs

CD Recycling Center of America

 

Tools

Habitat for Humanity

Toolbox Initiative

 

Toys

Second Chance Toys

 

DVDs and VHS

DVDs4Vets

Earth911

 

Cell Phones

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Cell Phones for Soldiers

 

Computers, Monitors, Printers

Computers with Causes

World Computer Exchange

Human-I-T

 

Video Gaming

Charity Nerds

 

Firearms

Your local police station.

 

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