when items no longer serve your family

letting go of unused items in your life is an amazing way to create a home that supports your

unique lifestyle and goals. if you feel led to intentionally donate new or gently used items,

please see the following list of community programs we suggest.

sometimes when letting go of sentimental items, we want to see the person who will love it

next, but due to privacy issues, this will not always be the case. by considering the proper

channel for your donation, you can trust that your gracious gift will go directly to the hands (or

feet) that need it most.

lastly, don’t forget your receipt!  remember, the fair market value of every item you donate can

count toward a tax deduction.

take a look at the list below, but if you still have that one item you aren’t too sure

what to do with…  “What do I do with” is a page on the City of Austin website that allows you

to type in an item to determine how to properly donate, recycle or get rid of it.

if you have an entire house worth of items to donate or are simply short on time, but you want

your items to make a positive impact- consider contacting college hunks hauling junk. they will

schedule a pickup of your donation items and purposefully move them to their next home.

where to donate in austin, texas

living room

the salvation army  [pickup available]

furniture, clothing, household items, automobiles, miscellaneous items


dress for success 

gently used professional attire for women entering the workplace (suits, shoes, accessories) including new or sampled makeup, and unopened toiletries

nursery & child’s room

foster village

unexpired car seats, strollers, baby monitors, crib mattresses, like new condition clothes from preemie-teen sizes

manos de cristo 

gently used children’s clothing and shoes, adult clothing and shoes, computers


your preferred charitable organization

consider donating your good condition office furniture and general supplies (printer, scanner, unopened printer paper, etc.) to a charity close to your heart as they will likely be appreciated for their own office

playroom & craft closet

side by side kids 

new/gently used books, dry erase markers and small boards, rec equipment, bluetooth speakers, legos, glue

austin creative reuse 

unused fabrics and the leftovers from an outgrown arts & crafts closet

pets & garage

austin pets alive 

pet supplies and your unwanted vehicle *see website in link above for needs

habitat for humanity 

all good condition items taking up precious space in the garage, closets, and kitchen

whole house

community first village by mobile loaves & fishes

like new/new condition kitchen items, nonperishable foods, adult clothing, shoes, cars, RV’s, trailers

green donating


recycle used shipping boxes by filling with items you’ve edited out of your home. pick a charity and shipping label from their website. send it off. you’re good to go.