Once you have done the work of decluttering and organizing now you need to do something with all the stuff you are ready to say good-bye too. Donating is a great way to do this! Here is a list of wonderful places that help others in their time of need ~ what a great way for you to help out!!
Any Baby Can (www.anybabycan.org) 1121 E. 7th, Austin, TX 78702, Phone: 512-454-3743.
This organization “improves the lives of children by strengthening them and their families through education, therapy and family support services.”
They accept new or gently used items for children and families, plus office items. See their webpage for their wish list.
Austin Pets Alive (www.austinpetsalive.org)
An incredibly humane organization that saves animals most at risk for euthanasia. You would be surprised at what you have that they need!! Go to their webpage to see their extensive wish list ~ medical supplies, paper towels, bird feeders, food, and more.
There are multiple locations in Austin:
Town Lake Animal Center
1156 West Cesar Chavez
Austin, TX 78703
Hours: 11:30am until 7:00pm Daily
Caritas (www.caritasofaustin.org) Phone: 512-646-1288
A wonderful organization that works to fight poverty, hunger, and homelessness. Caritas takes a variety of items from food to furniture. However, they are unable to accept clothing. Check out their website for their wish list.
Donated items can be dropped off at our offices located at 611 Neches St during the following times. Please call Caritas of Austin in advance to schedule your donation drop off.
Dress for Success (www.dressforsuccess.org/austin) Phone: 512- 389-3723
They provide suites for disadvantaged women entering the work force. As their website states, ” Without a job, how can you afford a suit? But without a suit, how can you get a job?”
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Everyone’s go to donation place. According to their website “When you donate to Goodwill Central Texas, you empower Central Texans to transform their lives through work by providing education, training, work experience and career placement services.”
They accept everything from clothing and accessories to small household appliances and furnishings, computers, books, e-media, fine china, art and other collectibles in good or new condition. Even vehicle donations, but are unable to accept mattresses, box springs, and paint or hazardous material. However, when they sell the items, they help provide job-rleated services and work to people who need assistance.
Habitat for Humanity (www.austinhabitat.org)
Phone: 512-478-2165 ext. 205
They “bring people together to build homes, communities, and hope! Austin Habitat for Humanity builds affordable, energy efficient, quality homes for hardworking families in Central Texas in partnership with volunteers, private and public donors, and the community.”
“They accept donations of new and used building materials, furniture, appliances and fixtures in working condition from remodeling jobs, business closeouts, contractors and builders, and garage sales! All revenue made from sales directly support Habitat’s homeownership programs.”
Half Price Books (www.hpb.com)
They buy your gently used books, music, movies, and games.
There are many locations in the Austin area. Go to their webpage to find a location near you.
Salvation Army (salvationarmytexas.org/austin/)
This is a faith-based organization that ” …pledges to Do The Most Good with contributions of money, time and resources, evidenced in that 82 cents of every dollar donated are directly allocated to services that assist people in need.”
They take items for their therapy department, for trauma department, play-therapy for children, and much more. They also take vehicles and airline miles. Go to their site so see their extensive wish list.
You can schedule a pick-up or find a location near you by going to satruck.org.
City of Austin Household Hazardous Waste facility (austintexas.gov/hhw) Phone: 512-974-4343
You may bring up to 30 gallons of home-generated hazardous waste to the facility free of charge.
- Fluorescent bulbs
- Batteries (car and household)
- Cell phones
- Automotive fluids
- Oil filters
- Paint and thinners
- Pesticides and herbicides
- Photographic chemicals
- Aerosol cans
- Pool chemicals
- Cooking oil
- Outdoor grill propane cylinders
Resource Recovery Center (www.austintexas.gov/department/resource-recovery-center) Phone: (512) 974-4373
“The City of Austin is committed to a Zero Waste goal to reduce the amount of trash sent to landfills by 90 percent by the year 2040.
Zero Waste is a philosophy that goes beyond recycling to focus first on reducing trash and reusing products and then recycling and composting the rest. Zero Waste recognizes that one person’s trash is another person’s treasure, and everything is a resource for something or someone else.