Who will pick up all these donations?

Do you have donations piling up in your home since donation centers near you have been closed for months?

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a comprehensive list of companies that will come to your home and pick up your boxes, bags, bins and furniture?

We have come up with a list thanks to a simple Google search… read on!

Pick ups in the United States:

Salvation Army has a simple four-step process for collection: Location, Add Items, Select Date & Add Your Info. There is a list on the website of acceptable donations.

Habitat for Humanity will pick up your home renovation materials and housewares. They do not generally pick up clothing so you should double check your local Habitat Restore to clarify.

Goodwill is a second hand retail company that will pick up your items including clothes and housewares. They have a specific list of electronics once you input your location based on the company’s current needs.

Pick Up Please has a button on their website that you can click on which will direct you to make an appointment for donation items to be collected.

These locations vary by state so keep that in mind as you search.

AMVETS has a Household Goods Donation Program and right on the home screen it shows what items they need the most whether it be clothing, housewares or furniture.

Pick ups in the United Kingdom:

British Heart Foundation (BHF) will pick up the following items: clothes, shoes, handbags and belts, jewelry,  DVDs, CDs and vinyl, books, home wares, along with children’s toys and board games. You can use their online booking form to arrange for these larger items to be collected for free.

Cancer Research UK has partnered with other charities to allow you to put together “donation packets” from items in your home and a free courier service will pick up your items. They will also pick up for free if you have over 20 bags of donations…

Show of hands – – Who has more than 20 bags of donations in a corner of your home?!

Let it all go for free!

Pick ups in Australia:

Greening Australia offers a link within the website to get involved and volunteer including donating items from your home to their charity by way of localized pick ups.

Mission Australia has a “Donate” button on the home screen for monetary donation or clothing/housewares according to your location, which can all be arranged online.

Few things to keep in mind…

  • Donation centers and charities in your area may not be open for donations yet or may restrict items to only certain categories based on local needs (as mentioned above).
  • Be sure and call or contact the company of your choice ahead of time to ensure they are able to take your donations.

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7 thoughts on “Who will pick up all these donations?”

  1. This has truly been the best way for me to get rid of my stuff. I schedule pick ups several times a month to several good organizations. Someone else comes and picks it up, and all I have to do is make sure everything is clean, bag/box the items, and put them on my porch. No lugging, no driving or gas! I so agree that it’s not worth it to worry about where your stuff should go. The point is to get it out of your home. Others will be blessed by your giving, and it’s a great feeling to do it! Too much stuff ties us down, suffocates us, and keeps us from the life we want to live. I’m definitely on my way, and happier for it.

    • Hello Deborah, you can look into The Kidney Foundation of Canada, Salvation Army Thrift Store, and Canadian Diabetes Association for suggestions for pick up.


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