9 Organizations That Want What You No Longer Need

Clothing and Accessories

Pick Up Please The donation program run by the Vietnam Veterans of America collects gently-used clothing, as well as household goods, shoes, books, small appliances, electronics, and more. Scheduling a pickup is easy; just enter your email address and phone number, and a local representative will arrange a time to get your goods.

Dress for Success The international nonprofit works help women achieve success in the workplace with professional clothing and employment retention programs. You can drop off your gently-used business attire at one of the organization’s local affiliate centers. Donate My Dress Help girls in need by giving used prom and special occasion dresses to this national network, which brings together local dress drive organizations across the U.S.

OneSight OneSight collects your used eyeglasses and nonprescription sunglasses to help millions of children and adults worldwide see clearly. Donations are accepted at most LensCrafters, Pearle Vision, and Sears Optical stores, as well as at many local optical offices.

Soles4Souls Soles4Souls is hoping to collect 11 million pairs of gently-used kicks to kids this year. And since the only thing kids outgrow faster than tastes (but you loved applesauce yesterday!) is shoes, you’re sure to have a few pairs to send to the nonprofit.

Furniture and Appliances

Habitat for Humanity The nonprofit organization is known for building houses for families in need (over 400,000 of them since 1976!), but it also operates local ReStores that sell used furniture and appliances to the public.

Books and Toys

Toys for Tots The website might have an illustration of Santa Claus, but the U.S. Marine Corps-led foundation collects used children’s toys all year long, with drop-off centers in all 50 states.

Project Night Night The nonprofit collects gently used books, toys, and blankets to create Night Night Packages for homeless children ages 0 to 10. Drop-off facilities are located in California, Florida, Michigan, and Ohio, but mail-in items are readily accepted, too.