Donating to charity is a great way to get rid of things that you no longer want or need when you’re moving. And if you donate through one of the charities that pick up your stuff, you don’t even have to leave your home to make an impact.If you’ve read our articles on packing and planning, you know that we’re huge proponents of using your move as an opportunity to take inventory of what you own. The goal is to get rid of those things that, as famous tidying-up author and Netflix star Marie Kondo would say, don’t “spark joy” in your life, as opposed to just lugging them with you to your new home. But of course, you’ve got a lot on your plate when you’re prepping for a move. Using charities that offer donation pick up allows you to make a difference and save time—a win-win, in our book.
To help make your life even easier, we’ve compiled the list below of some charities that accept donations of your unwanted or unneeded furniture and home furnishing items in the Waxahachie/Midlothian Texas area.
Looking to Donate? These Organizations Can Help
Soul’s Harbor is neither a rehabilitation facility nor a true homeless shelter. Soul’s Harbor could be categorized as a recovery home where men can learn tools to fight their addiction issues, or life affecting issues and live in a clean, sober and functional environment each day.
The Soul’s Harbor Thrift Stores have been in operation for nearly five decades. Currently they operate four trucks which run six days a week to pick-up donations and then distribute the merchandise among the four Soul’s Harbor Thrift Stores. Their donation pick-up area encompasses somewhere in the neighborhood of 3,000 square miles. One of our four trucks will pick-up in all of Dallas County; sections of Collin County, Ellis County, Kaufman County and, on occasion, a small area of eastern Tarrant County. Actually, Soul’s Harbor has ventured as far to the south as Orleans Parish Louisiana to the French Quarter of New Orleans.
Depending on what the circumstances might be, Soul’s Harbor can and will accommodate donation pick-ups as large as the ones they did with the Hilton Anatole in Dallas and The Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans French Quarter to more traditional donors that might have only one to two bags or boxes of clothes, household or miscellaneous items. The bottom line is that, at Soul’s Harbor, there is no donation pick-up that is too small or too large nor, depending on circumstances, too far away.
Soul’s Harbor can now provide the convenience of taking your donation request online. Just follow the link to our online “Household Donation Request Form”. We are also now taking vehicle donations and have an online donation processing form for this too. “Vehicle Donation Request Form”
Manna House Midlothian
Manna House is a community outreach organization providing food and financial assistance in Ellis County, TX. Manna’s goal is to give families a helping hand, empowering them to rise above immediate crisis with a sense of dignity.
Manna House is a community outreach organization created in 1992 as a result of a student-led Problem Solvers project from Midlothian ISD to serve the needs of Midlothian residents. From that beginning, local churches backed the idea and the current Manna House was born. Manna House has grown to serve thousands of people every year, and has recently opened a second location in Italy,Texas.
Heaven’s Attic, a Manna House resale boutique, offers new and gently used clothing for the whole family, as well as a wide variety of household goods, small appliances, books, toys, furniture, and more. The entire boutique is stocked by your generous donation.
AMVETS National Service Foundation
For over 50 years AMVETS has been working behind the scenes to help veterans get the benefits they have earned and so deserve.
Our National Service Officers have the benefit of communicating with AMVETS offices around the country, to better understand the needs of our Veterans and how to maximize the impact of your contributions. Your donation can help enable us to procure and arrange for the technology and resources that are desperately needed to better serve our veterans. Fighting for freedom is not easy, but with your help we can make it a little easier, one veteran at a time.
With two locations in Dallas, AMVETS Thrift Stores offer quality used clothing, household goods, toys and furniture at reasonable prices. When you donate, contributors get the satisfaction of knowing their good, unwanted items are helping AMVETS and being used by others who are in need of them, AMVETS is assured of a steady source of revenue for its Veterans Programs, thrift Stores receive a supply of good quality merchandise that can be sold at bargain prices, shoppers can buy quality goods at thrift store prices, and the community benefits because Thrift Stores are creating jobs and paying taxes.
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Habitat ReStores are home improvement stores that accept small and large donations of new or gently used furniture, appliances, housewares, building materials and more. Proceeds from the sales of these items help Habitat’s work in your community and around the world.
Habitat ReStore accepts new and gently used appliances, furniture, building materials, household goods and more from individuals and companies. Each ReStore is unique, and many locations also accept items outside these categories.
The money raised by Habitat ReStores helps families build a decent and affordable place to call home. When the items you donate to ReStore are sold, the money helps families achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better future.