Convenient Donation Pick-Up: Vietnam Veterans of America

Several times over the past six months, I've piled boxes of books, clothes, and kitchen goods on our front porch for the Vietnam Veterans donation service. Though this is not a new service for this organization to offer, what I was thrilled by was how easy it was to coordinate.

Scheduling a pick-up online takes three simple steps, and about three minutes of your time. Begin by scheduling a pick-up online, then leave the clearly-labeled donations outside of your house on the designated day. When the driver picks-up your goods, they will leave a tax deduction receipt for your records.

Accepted donations include: clothing, shoes, baby items, housewares, decor, books, toys, electronics, dry goods, kitchenware, small furniture, small appliances, tools, jewelry, cosmetics.

I've found no other donation service that is as technologically-connected as the Vietnam Veterans of America. Scheduling a pick-up online is so easy! It's usually quite annoying to find a Salvation Army location that accepts donations during non-business hours, especially in NYC and Brooklyn. And if you don't have access to a car, good luck getting there. That's why I was thrilled to stumble upon this service earlier this year.

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