While everyone is hunkered down for the winter, we wanted to share some incredible organizations that accept gently-used items. The holiday season is always a great time to declutter your home along with embracing the spirit of giving!
Second Chance is all about giving new opportunities to any previously used item from your house, whether it be appliances, doors, dishes, instruments, the possibilities are endless! This non-profit organization is also passionate about giving people and the environment a second chance! They care about giving jobs back to the community along with extensive training practices. When salvaging materials, the environment benefits too.
They welcome donations at their warehouse from 9 am to 5 pm Thursday to Sunday. The address is 1700 Ridgely Street in Baltimore, MD 21230, look for Bay 8 of their 250,000 & plus square foot warehouse!
If you prefer the donations to be picked up? Fill out the form on this link!
Purple Heart is devoted to giving back to veterans in the Baltimore area. Through their GreenDrop donation gift drop off and pick up partnership, they are able to provide funding for the betterment of the veteran community at large! They encourage donations of gently used “clothing, shoes, household items, kitchenware, games, toys, & small appliances!”
Here is the link for all local MD donation drop off locations:
They accept Monday through Sunday 10am to 5pm!
There is a great need to donate to an organization that helps children receive everything they need in having a better life! Baltimore city states that over 33% of all children live under the poverty line, and Sharebaby aims to tackle this issue.
This is a link to their Amazon Wishlist where you can send items directly to their warehouse. Amazon Wishlist
Every Tuesday from 9am to 12pm, you can drop off gently used toys, fresh diapers, wipes, and other essential items.
This is the address to their warehouse: 1792 Union Ave, Baltimore, MD 21211
Health Care for the Homeless strives to help Baltimore prevent and end homelessness, especially to those particularly vulnerable such as children and their families. The mission they stand by is supported in providing “quality, integrated health care while promoting access to affordable housing and sustainable incomes through direct service, advocacy and community engagement.”
The link to their website is above, if you are interested in learning more about this organization!
Here is a link to the locations accepting coats and in-kind donations
Here is the link to their “street survival kits” and the items that they need for those!
If you have any questions, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Beza Baheru at 443-703-1345 if you’d like to donate kits.
Habitat for Humanity has hundreds of stores across the country that accept new and used appliances, furniture, household items, and even clothes! The money that the store raises from items being bought, is given back to helping families build a home. A home is an important part of everyone’s life because it usually leads to stability and security.
If you are interested in donating to these stores, here is the link to all of the nearby store locations:
If you are near Timonium, this is the address to that store:
7 W. Aylesbury Rd. Timonium, MD 21093
Even if you don’t have things to donate, you can pop in and find some great deals while benefiting individuals at every purchase.
Success in Style is a charitable organization that supports men and women in getting the clothes needed to excel in a professional setting. Additionally, they provide training and tips for how to perform well in an interview!
One type of donation is your clothes and here are the items that need the most!
Men & Women casual clothing, dressy clothing, business suits, shoes, dress shirts, undergarments, handbags, laptop bags, hats, watches, jewelry, accessories, bridal gowns, cosmetics, and more! Click on the link above to see their website!
Their warehouse is opened on Saturdays from 11am to 6pm and is located at the address below
Historic Savage Mill, Savage, MD