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
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
the salvation army [pickup available]
furniture, clothing, household items, automobiles, miscellaneous items
gently used professional attire for women entering the workplace (suits, shoes, accessories) including new or sampled makeup, and unopened toiletries
nursery & child’s room
unexpired car seats, strollers, baby monitors, crib mattresses, like new condition clothes from preemie-teen sizes
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
new/gently used books, dry erase markers and small boards, rec equipment, bluetooth speakers, legos, glue
unused fabrics and the leftovers from an outgrown arts & crafts closet
pets & garage
pet supplies and your unwanted vehicle *see website in link above for needs
all good condition items taking up precious space in the garage, closets, and kitchen
community first village by mobile loaves & fishes
like new/new condition kitchen items, nonperishable foods, adult clothing, shoes, cars, RV’s, trailers
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.