Household Goods Donation Program
Vietnam Veterans of America
8605 Cameron St
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Statewide in NY, NJ, CT, MA, FL
Takes: Clothing (kids and adults), electronics, house and glassware
FreeCycle.org: A network made up of 4,882 groups with 6,945,000 members across the globe. Membership is free; browse groups to find your local organization and learn how to post and donate.
Habitat for Humanity ReStores (Habitat.org)
Takes: Building materials, appliances, furniture, home improvement items
Once Upon A Child (OnceUponAChild.com/locations.aspx)
Takes: Children's clothes, toys, books, equipment, furniture
Salvation Army (SATruck.org/Donate-Goods)
Takes: Clothing, appliances, furniture, household goods, electronics, books, vehicles
St. Vincent de Paul Society (SVDPUSA.org)
Click on thrift stores, enter state
Takes: Clothing, appliances, furniture, household items, electronics, toys
Information to help you recycle your used CDs to keep them out of landfills. Send used CDs, jewel cases, and liner notes (all clearly marked as such in separate packaging) to:
The Compact Disc Recycling Center of America
68H Stiles Road
Salem, NH 03079
Send in your cell phone (they pay shipping), they send you a check for its worth, or donate a slightly higher amount to the charity of your choice. For every phone they receive, they plant a tree.
They take your electronics—functioning or not—and dispose of them properly; they also give you a nominal cash reward based on the value of each item. They pay shipping costs.
They’ll pay for your empty toner cartridges.
Information about where you can recycle your rechargeable batteries (there are thousands of locations nationwide—Radio Shack, Rite Aid, Staples, etc). In some places, it’s actually a law that citizens dispose of their rechargeable batteries properly.
Functions like an online swap meet.