Whether you are looking to move, doing spring cleaning, watching home makeover shows or just tired of staring at your old sofa, you can de-clutter your life and make an impact in your community at the same time. Donating unwanted goods is good for you and good for your community.
If you’re moving, there’s a saying that “… you know who your real friends are because they’re the ones who help you move!” People hate moving furniture the most because it is big, bulky and heavy! Help your friends to help you by donating unwanted furniture to local organizations.
Things slated to go do not have to end up in a trash dump either. A lot of places around Baltimore accept donations that will help your discarded items find a second home and new life. Most of the places make it super easy too by offering a scheduled pick for the goods. Or you can ask your local Baltimore moving company to do the drop-off for you during your move.
Also, if there’s a cause that you want to support, many of the places are community-based. Top that off with the fact that you can also get a nice tax deduction for your donation, then the situation becomes a total win-win. Here are some of the great organizations in and around Baltimore that will help with your furniture donations as part of their thrift store operations:
5 Thrift Stores That Accept Donations of Used Furniture
1. Habit for Humanity (www.habitatbcgtp.org/)
530 Route 38 East
Maple Shade, NJ 08052
(856) 439 – 6717
Mission: Faith-based organization helping families with affordable housing.
Types of Furniture Accepted: A detailed list of acceptable donations can be found at: https://www.habitatbcgtp.org/restore-donation/.
2. The Salvation Army of Greater Baltimore
(Note: The Salvation Army also works with a consortium of other non-profits when coordinating item pick-ups.)
The Salvation Army National Headquarters
615 Slaters Lane
P.O. Box 269
Alexandria, VA 22313
Mission: Faith-based organization providing disaster relief, education, adult rehabilitation, fellowship and Bible studies, gang and pregnancy prevention programs, and the Angeltree children’s Christmas gifts program.
Types of Furniture Accepted: A detailed list of acceptable donations can be found at: donationtown.org/charity/the-salvation-army-of-greater-baltimore.html or https://satruck.org/.
3. Second Chance Inc. (www.secondchanceinc.org/donate-material/)
1700 Ridgely Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
Mission: Environmentally focused organization providing job training and workforce development for those with employment obstacles in the Baltimore region.
Types of Furniture Accepted: A wide variety of items accepted, also has a form to inquire about specific items (http://www.secondchanceinc.org/donate-material/).
4. Goodwill Donation Center (www.goodwillches.org/donate/)
Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake
222 East Redwood St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 636-3721; firstname.lastname@example.org
Mission: Prepares people to secure and retain employment and build successful independent lives.
Types of Furniture Accepted: A wide variety of items accepted (www.goodwillches.org/donate/items-we-accept/).
5. A Wider Circle (awidercircle.org/get-involved/)
9159 Brookville Rd.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Mission: Provides basic need items, workforce development, wraparound support and neighborhood revitalization.
Types of Furniture Accepted: A wide variety of items accepted (awidercircle.org/get-involved/).