Where to Donate

ReSources in the Philadelphia area:

ANIMAL NEEDS

  • SPCAs will take your old sheets and towels.

ART SUPPLIES

  • Spiral Q  will take art supplies and equipment you no longer use. Spiral Q is an approach and a community. They are teachers, makers, organizers, leaders, students, advocates, dancers, performers and everything in between. We combine creativity and know-how to fulfill the vision of creative civic leadership. From volunteers to staff to our board, the people of Spiral Q are the heart of our work.

BEST PLACE EVER 

  • The Resource Exchange – The Resource Exchange is a nonprofit reuse center dedicated to promoting creative reuse, recycling, and resource conservation by diverting valuable materials from the waste stream and redirecting them to artists, builders, educators, and the general public.

BRAS

  • Donate your used but usable bras to homeless women and girls. This is big news! I Support the Girls is the name of the organization! Each affiliate takes the bras that you are done with and gives them directly to homeless women. I spoke to Kate Vicente, the Phila Affiliate Volunteer Director and almost wept with joy and wonder!

    Not only does Kate receive usable bras from people like you, she also takes them to shelters in the Phila area and offers women “Pampering Days.” She and her volunteers bring and apply makeup, nail polish, handbags, scarves and BRAS! Each woman gets 3-4 new-to-them bras. Kate feels called to do this work and is looking for volunteers, so if you are in the Phila area contact her:

             I Support the Girls
            36 King Ave
            Folcroft, PA 19032
            Attn.: Kate Vicente

CHILDREN’S ITEMS

  • Cradles to Crayons – Donations of new and nearly new children’s items are what make this organization’s Giving Factory possible, and make it so efficient and effective. We accept donations of new and nearly new clothing, shoes, books, baby items, and school supplies for kids ages 0 to 12.

ELECTRONICS 

  • PAR-Recycle Works – Brilliant: They are a social enterprise offering environmentally responsible recycling services while providing life-changing workforce training to formerly incarcerated individuals. It is a prime example of how multiple social causes can be brought together to have a broader community impact.

FURNITURE.

  • Laurel House  – for victims of domestic abuse in Philadelphia will take kid books
  • Pathways to Housing – Pathways to Housing maintains a furniture bank and will take household goods like paper towels. They help the homeless – including newly arrived refugees- secure housing.
  • Restore – Habitat for Humanity –Do you have home goods or building supplies that you no longer need? Restore picks up donations for free!  The ReStore is Habitat’s discount home improvement store.  We sell new and gently-used furniture, appliances, building supplies, home goods and more.  Habitat uses 100% of ReStore profits to build and repair homes in Philadelphia.  The ReStore is open to the general public.

HOW TO DISPOSE OF:

  • Unwanted Prescription Drugs – Many townships and cities offer places to drop off unwanted prescription drugs. It’s important that they not get into the sewer system and then streams via flushing them down toilet and equally (more) important that they not get into the opioid epidemic stream.  Here is information from Lower Merion Township as an example of what to do.

KID’S BOOKS

  • Mighty Writers – fabulous program in Philadelphia will take kid books

THRIFT SHOPS 

WOMEN’S CLOTHING

  • Nana’s Attic – this well-stocked thrift shop in Broomall, PA benefits the Domestic Abuse Project of Delaware County.
  • Career Wardrobe – Imagine a place where every individual in transition can obtain the confidence they need in order to achieve the next level of gainful employment.
  • Philadelphia’s Jewish Family and Children’s Service has pop-up clothing distribution events throughout Philadelphia. Contact Jennifer to schedule a time to drop-off  your unwanted clothes. They will be given directly to people who need them. Contact Jennifer: Phone 267-314-0909 or 
    email: jpedulla@jfcsphilly.org

General Recycling Resources – PDF

PLEASE CONTACT ME WITH RESOURCES IN OTHER CITIES.