One of the questions I often get when working with client is “I’m ready to let this item go, but I want to make sure it gets to a good home. Do you know where I can donate it?” I love this question as it’s fun to get to know new resources in Portland. Here are some of the resources I use and hope they are helpful to you.
Do you know of other donation resources not mentioned here? Share them on our Facebook page and thanks in advance for your help and dedication to keeping items out of the landfill!
Do you have an item that you don’t know where to donate it? Contact me and I’m happy to help.
Habitat for Humanity ReStore – nonprofit home improvement stores and donation centers that sell new and gently used furniture, appliances, home accessories, building materials and more.
I recently was able to donate a fish bowl (with all the fixin’s for a fish home), water filters (no longer being used), an extra oven rack and large size Spray n Wash. They will even pick up from your home for a $20 fee.
Community Warehouse – a friendly, nonprofit furniture bank that collects donated household goods and re-distributes them to neighbors in need.
In addition to being a great community resource, they are indeed friendly! Katie at the Community Warehouse recently provided me with some great advice and ideas. They will also pick up from your home for a $30 fee.
Scrap – a nonprofit working to inspire creative reuse and environmentally sustainable behavior by providing educational programs and affordable materials to the community.
I was recently able to donate scrap book paper, gift wrap, paper cutters and magazines. Wow – have you ever been in Scrap? They take so many different items and are a great place to get ideas and inspiration for home projects and crafts.
Free Geek – a nonprofit transforming used technology into opportunity, education and community.
They take almost everything electronic with a very short list of items they cannot accept. I also appreciate they ensure any data-containing gizmos received are either wiped clean using Department of Defense standards or physically destroyed on-site.
Dress for Success – a nonprofit empowering women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.
I recently attended a presentation from Dress for Success and was amazed at all the services they provide – like training, 1:1 mentoring and support groups in addition to providing clothing.
Metro – providing info on how and where to recycle or safely dispose of hazardous waste and how to prep your load to save money and time.
After calling Metro, I learned the glass used in furniture, like a glass dining room table, is different than glass used to store food, like glass jars, and glass used in furniture can’t be recycled. I got other great ideas on where to donate a glass dining room table, like offering to neighbors on Next Door.