- Art schools like the Washington Studio School in Dupont Circle will gladly take your chipped dishes and other damaged household items, which are great for use in still lifes. - Old towels, linen, blankets, and pet-related items can always be used by animal rescue organizations, like the Washington Humane Society and the Washington Animal Rescue League. - The Smithsonian National Zoo will take used household tools (drills, hammers, etc.) and used or new nightlights, mirrors, and other items. - Donate non-perishable food items to the Capitol Area Food Bank and Miriam's Kitchen. - Christ House will put your old CD's and musical instruments to good use for ill patients. - The DC Coalition of the Homeless will pick up your old sofas, beds, and dressers.
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Photos from Penn Quarter Living.