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There are many worthy organizations that will take the “stuff” you’re ready to part with and put it to good use.  See below for some suggestions.  For more ideas, visit www.charitychoices.com/page/who-takes-what-dc-area, a list of the DC-area charities that accept donations of various items.


CLOTHING, HOUSEHOLD GOODS, ETC.

Organization

What they take

Particulars

Adventist Community Services of Greater Washington

clothing, shoes, accessories, linens, small appliances, kitchen/household items, toys, home décor, books, flat screens, and laptops (less than 5 years old)

Drop off hours: Mon - Thurs 9am – 2pm at 501 Sligo Ave., Silver Spring. Questions? Call Joyce at 301-565-0190.www.acsgw.org.

Goodwill of Greater Washington

clothing, furniture, small appliances, house wares, computers, electronics and toys

Visit www.dcgoodwill.org or call (202) 636-4233 for details

Habitat for Humanity ReStore

home improvement items including appliances, furniture, antiques, doors, windows, tile and lighting fixtures.

Drop-off locations:1029 E. Gude Dr., Rockville, or 12006 Plum Orchard Dr., Silver Spring.For donation hours, visit www.habitat.org/restores

Interfaith Works Clothing Center

Clothing and home goods (provided free of charge to low-income families)

751 Twinbrook Pkwy, Rockville (301-424-3796)Donation hrs: Tues-Fri.: 9am-4:30 pm;Sat.: 9am-2pm.

N Street Village

Gently used clothing and new, In-Kind Gifts, such as toiletries

Contact Adam Brunell at abrunell@nstreetvillage.orgor 202-939-2058 to schedule a drop off time or for donation assistance.

Suited for Change

Professional women’s clothing and accessories in good condition and on hangers

Visitsuitedforchange.org/clothing-contributionsfor full details.

Value Village/Unique Thrift

gently-used clothing, furniture, household goods, books, and many other itemsfor resale; profits from resale benefit selected non-profits

Closest store is 10141 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring.

A Wider Circle

furniture, kitchenware and home goodsfor families transitioning out of shelters, escaping domestic violence, or otherwise living without basic need items

9159 Brookville Road, Silver Spring; for drop-off hours or to arrange pick-up, call301-608-3504.

BICYCLES

Bikes for the World

bicycles, spare parts & accessories, hand tools (wrenches, screwdrivers, and hammers), and portable sewing machines, for lower income people and select institutions in developing countries to enhance their lives and livelihoods through better transport.

Visit www.bikesfortheworld.org/ for local collection scheduleor call 703-740-7856 to make arrangements.

 

BOOKS

Montgomery County Friends of the Library

books, movies, music, and magazines

Drop off donations at the Old Silver Spring Library, 8901 Colesville Rd. during the Wheaton Branch renovation.Visit www.folmc.org/bookstores/items-we-accept/ or call 301-933-1110.

Friends of the Takoma Park Library

books for the library’s twice a year book sale

Storage space is limited, so before delivering books call the library at 301-891-7259.

Mary House

new and lightly used children’s books for immigrant and refugee parents and children

Call Sharon Murphy at 202-635-9025 or email casademary@aol.com to make arrangements.

BUILDING SUPPLIES

Community Forklift

surplus, gently-used, and salvaged home improvement supplies

Visit http://communityforklift.org/ for donation information

OTHER WAYS TO REHOME, REUSE, and RECYCLE

Freecycle-

Silver Spring MD

unwanted/reusable items to share with neighbors in Takoma Park, Silver Spring, Wheaton, and Kensington

To sign up, follow this link:http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Freecycle-SilverSpringMD/

Craigslist

items you wish to sell or give away

http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/

College Hunks Hauling Junk

Unwanted goods

For a fee, will pickup, sort, donate as much as possible to local charities.https://collegehunkshaulingjunk.com/

Takoma Yard Sale Facebook Page

items you wish to sell or give away

https://www.facebook.com/groups/TakomaYardSale/