Whether you’ve got clothing you or the kids are no longer wearing, old furniture being replaced by something new, or various other items you are clearing out of your home, you’ve now got to decide what to do with all your stuff. Since one person’s trash is another person’s treasure, you should look for places in Houston that can really put your stuff to good use. As long as what you have is still in good shape, there are countless charitable organizations in and around Houston that would be grateful to take whatever you have and use it to help others. Rather than just toss your stuff in a landfill, here are some of the best local places we at Proguard have found to donate your stuff.
A 501(c)3 charity, Magnificent Houses is a charity that has an excellent reputation throughout Houston. Operating everything from residential homes to soup kitchens and much more, this charity is always in need of anything and everything. Operating two thrift stores, the Mustard Seed in Midtown and the Anawim Thrift Store on Common Street, proceeds from whatever they sell in their stores help fund numerous services and programs.
Known around Houston as MAM, Memorial Assistance Ministries and its Resale Store help fund programs concentrating on disaster relief, utility and rent assistance, GED classes, counseling services, and much more. An excellent place that will take almost anything you have to donate, the Resale Store is primarily interested in new or gently-used clothing, electronics, furniture, toys, books, and jewelry. However, it’s more than willing to take other items as well, so give MAM a try when clearing out the clutter from your home.
The Houston Junior Forum, located in Greater Heights, is a non-profit organization focused on helping kids, women, seniors, and youth who are experiencing difficult times. Also accepting donations and consignments for its thrift shop, it will even arrange pick-up of your items, making it as easy as possible for you to donate your items.
Found in the North Houston area, Northwest Assistance Ministries helps people dealing with such issues as domestic violence, homelessness, and other issues that require immediate assistance. Well-known for its thrift shop Treasures of the Heart, NAM deals primarily in used clothing, furniture, and housewares. If you’re interested, the thrift shop is located just off Kuykendahl.
If you have been wondering what to do with your old cellphones or appliances, Cypress Assistance Ministries may be the solution to your problem. A faith-based non-profit specializing in crisis and support services, it gladly accepts old cellphones for recycling, and also accepts donations of working appliances, clothing, toys, furniture, books, and more for its Angel’s Attic resale shop.
Should you be wanting your donation to help people suffering from physical, developmental, or intellectual disabilities, then you may want to give your excess stuff to the Forgotten Angel’s Resale Shop. From clothing, housewares, toys, and anything else you can think of to donate, Forgotten Angels will probably take it off your hands. Like some of the other thrift shops, it also offers free local pick-up services.
Giving help to those who have been impacted by family violence or sexual assault, Bay Area Turning Point has been helping Houston residents for many years. Operating a thrift shop to help fund its many programs, it is always in need of such things as home decor, antiques, collectibles, housewares, clothing, toys, and various types of smaller furniture.
Now that you know some of the best spots in Houston where you can donate the things you no longer need; you’ve got no excuse to not do so. But now that you’ve finished clearing the clutter at your home, we suspect you found a few things you might like to put into storage. If that’s the case, you can rent a storage unit at one of our seven Proguard locations in Houston. To learn how, call 800-487-2135 or visit proguardstorage.com today.