The following organizations will pick up your unwanted items and provide you with a tax receipt. All donations are tax deductible. Each updates their list of acceptable and unacceptable items for donation regularly, so call or visit their websites for the most current information.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island
(also has drop-off locations)
Call 631-234-0000 or visit www.bbbsli.org
Lupus Foundation of America, Inc.
Call 1-888-44-LUPUS (1-888-445-8787) or visit www.lupuspickup.org, enter your zip code and then click on “items list”
(also has a drop off location at 837 South Oyster Bay Road, Bethpage, NY)
RewearAble provides sustainable employment for people with developmental disabilities by collecting and recycling unwanted clothing and textiles.
Call (516) 822-2099 or visit http://rewearable.org/?page_id=388
The Salvation Army
(also has drop off locations)
Call 1-800-SA-TRUCK (1-800-728-7825) or visit https://satruck.org/ and enter your zip code. _____________________________________________________________________________________________
Vietnam Veterans of America / VetsConnect
(In addition to Nassau and Suffolk counties on Long Island, they will also go to Far Rockaway in Queens)
Call 631-582-0242 or visit www.wepickup.org to schedule a pick up online.
(May or may not offer pick-up service. Call to inquire.)
Long Island Family and Elder Care (LiFEC)/Long Island Trading Post
LiFEC is a not-for-profit organization that currently helps elderly, disabled and handicapped people who are unable to care for themselves remain in their homes with their families and loved ones or find a new place to call home, by assisting them in identifying and applying for resources that can help them. The Trading Post is a donation center that allows people to drop off as well as shop for household items that will contribute to the growth of our organization.
2034 Newbridge Road, Bellmore, NY 11710
Call 516-826-4483 or visit www.lifec.org and click on the “Trading Post” tab at the top
MOMMAS House is a home for young mothers aged 18 to 23 years and their babies. For approximately two years, the young mothers at MOMMAS House continue their education or vocational experience interrupted by pregnancy. With guidance and direction, the young mothers can learn to support themselves and their children independently.
1857 Wantagh Avenue, Wantagh, NY 11793
Call 516-781-8637 or visit https://www.mommashouse.org/inkinddonations
Dress for Success (Professional Work Attire/Clothing Donation)
Dress for Success provides suits/work attire and support services to disadvantaged women in order to help them gain economic and personal independence.
Call 631-451-9127 or visit www.dressforsuccess.org for donation information
The Kids Kloset Consignment Events
From THE KIDS KLOSET website: "THE KIDS KLOSET CONSIGNMENT SALE is Long Island's Premier Consignment Event featuring over 100,000 items for kids each sale season. The event provides Long Island families with a great way to RE-SELL, RE-CYCLE while EARNING MONEY and SAVING MONEY. This is the best place to sell your kids things at prices you determine all in one place at one time. It's fun, safe and it's easy to participate.
Our events take place several times a year in the Fall and Spring featuring top-quality, pre-screened items consigned by hundreds of families and organizations here on Long Island and surrounding areas. You too can earn money by joining up as a CONSIGNOR. Earn hundreds or more by clearing out the closets and reducing the clutter. A "One-Stop" shopping experience for everything kid-related."
Visit www.thekidskloset.com for details on upcoming events.
From their website: Welcome to The Freecycle Network™! We are a grassroots & entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving and getting stuff for free in their own Towns. It's all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills. Membership is free. And now you can also set up your own, smaller personal Friends Circle for gifting and lending of items with just your friends!
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