Throughout our country, we are ever so blessed in our homes! Closets are filled to the brim with items that we own, more than we even know we have! The holiday season is the perfect time to take the time to share our blessings with those around us. Enlist your children in sharing their toys with those in need as well.
In choosing a donation spot, learn about the cause as much as possible. Find a cause you are passionate about and you will be motivated to part with your belongings and donate to those in need. Support for charities can take many forms. Not only donations of items, but also donations of time are valuable to these groups. You can find a way to “give back” by answering phones at a location, sorting donations, or any number of small tasks that benefit the charity.
Your clutter is a treasure to many in need. Be sure to donate what is truly of good use and value. Be sure to throw out what is not! Often donations are broken, stained, and then the charity must do the pitching! Here is a list of different donation locations and needs.
|Animal Care Thrift Shop||(281) 359-7166||clothing, furniture and household||Kingwood|
|FamilyTime Thrift Shop||(281) 354-5590||clothing, furniture and household||Porter|
|Dress for Success||(713) 957-3779||Interview appropriate professional clothing (larger sizes especially appreciated), new queen sized pantyhose, gently used purses and shoes||Houston|
|Jesus Center||(713)222-2830||clothing, furniture and appliances|
|Salvation Army||(713)425 8800
|clothing, furniture and appliances
|United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Houston||(713) 948-2800||clothing, furniture, appliances and household items|
|Big Brothers & Big Sisters||(713)270-7788||furniture, working computers, household items and clothing|
|Habitat for Humanity|
|ReStore Shop NW Houston||(832) 327-1120||appliances in working condition||Houston|
|ReStore Shop SE Houston||(713) 671-9993||bath tubs, blocks, brick, cabinets, tools, and more||Houston|
|Furniture Bank||(713) 842-9771||furniture of all kinds||Houston|
|Goodwill||(713) 699-6344||furniture, working computers, Household items and clothing|
|www.freecycle.org||Free items to take and share|
|www.craigslist.com||Look for the barter and free section!|
|www.swapthing.com||Swap anything, including gift cards|
Live the true meaning of the holiday season by blessing those in our community with donations. Happy Organizing and Happy Holidays!
Ellen R. Delap, CPO®
Making Time and Space for what's important to you!
Certified Professional Organizer®
Member/Past President NAPO Houston
Member National Association of Professional Organizers
Member National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization