Good Questions: Donation Resources?!?

Good Questions: Donation Resources?!?

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Maxwell Ryan
Jul 10, 2007

Hello AT,
Any good tips on where to donate gently used furniture, clothing or books, and in particular, which institutions have pick-up services?

I've been trying to donate a lamp, books and lots of clothing, with little luck. Furnish a Future for example will only send a truck out if you are donating at least two items one of which has to be a sofa or dresser.
Thanks, Rachel

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Dear Rachel,

This question has come up a couple of times in the past, but it's always good to have a stab at again. It can be tough.

We like your link: The Mayor's Donation List in NYC

Here's another post on it: Good Questions: Good Give Away Resources?

We like the following. They require that you do have a significant amount and don't like chipboard furniture. HW will pay for your cab ride, however.

Housing Works
Goodwill
The Salvation Army (but be careful with them)

Anyone else????

(Re-edited from a post originally published on 07.27.06)

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