Why not consider clothing donation pick up if you are unable to drop off a donation yourself? Donations done by pick up are fast, convenient, and hassle-free.
About Donating Clothing
Many nonprofit organizations accept donations of clothing, furniture and various household items. These items should all be in the best condition possible since they are most likely to be resold. The proceeds from the sales help to fund various charity programs that benefit those in need and help to better their lives.
If you are considering donating your unwanted clothing, be sure that it is in wearable condition. This means that is clean and laundered and free from any stains or soil. The clothing should not have tears or holes. If there are small flaws, do your best to repair them if possible.
Clothing donations can include items of apparel for infants, children, women and men. Most organizations accept outerwear, dresses, pants, jeans, tops and sweaters. Many charities accept professional clothing donations that will go to someone who is trying to reenter the workforce and is looking for business attire.
Organizations Providing Clothing Donation Pick Up
Vietnam Veterans of America
Vietnam Veterans of America arrange for clothing donation pick up. This service is free of charge and is available in many areas across the United States. If you are interested in arranging a pick up, you can do so by visiting the VVA website and selecting the option of scheduling a pick up. You will then need to enter your information. You can also call 1-800-775-VETS to schedule a pick up as well.VVA asks that once you schedule a pick up to leave your donated items outside your home on the day you have chosen the service. They ask that you label the donation as VVA Pick Up so that there is no confusion as to what you are donating. The VVA driver can leave your tax deduction receipt at the time of pick up and then you will be able to fill out the amount of your donation on the form.
Military Order of the Purple Heart
The Military Order of the Purple Heart offers donation pick up. There is the option on their website to enter your zip code to see if the service is available in your area. Areas that have pick up include New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia. If you live elsewhere, visit the Purple Heart Service Foundation for more information on pick up in your state. The Military Order of the Purple Heart always accepts clothing donations so consider them as the recipient of your unwanted items
Other Charities to Contact
There may be other charities in your area that have clothing pick up available. Remember that donation pick up varies by area, so it is always best to contact a local branch to find out if pick up is available in your area. Some charities to contact include:
- The Salvation Army has chapters across the US. Many locations Salvation Army Pick Up offer pick up services. It is best to call to see what is offered in your area.
When donating clothing be sure of the following:
- Clothes should be clean
- Repair any small tears or flaws if possible
- Be sure that the item you are donating is in wearable condition
Items that are to be donated must be in the best condition possible. After all, they are going to make someone else's life better so take care in ensuring that the clothes you are donating are of value to someone else.