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Your Clutter in Chicago

Many Chicago area organizations accept donations. This list will help you find good resources for accepting your donations. Here are some of our favorites.


Pick-up Service

DonationTown  Enter your zip code to find local charities that will pick up items.

Zealous Good helps your unused items find new life at one of Chicago’s many nonprofits.



Books

Your local library

School and Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education (SCARCE)  Accepts gently used books and school supplies and distributes them to teachers, schools and families. (630-790-4345)

Open Books is a nonprofit social venture that provides literacy experiences for tens of thousands of readers each year through inspiring programs and the creative capitalization of books. Donate: Fiction Books, Nonfiction Books, Children’s Books, Encyclopedias, Text Books, and More! Free pick up or drop off locations.




Chicago Clothing Donations


Dress for Success
Promotes economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, networking support and career development tools to help women. (773-221-1791)

Bottomless Closet Accepting women’s professional clothing and accessories in excellent condition to help women make a good impression when seeking employment opportunities.(312- 527-9664)

Savers Uses non-for-profit alliances to contact people in the community to donate reusable clothing and household items, then resells them at their stores. Savers has multiple locations across the country.

Soles4Souls gives shoes to those in need. The organization coordinated relief efforts for the Asian tsunami and Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

WINGS (Women in Need Growing Stronger) Helping homeless women and children.
Resale shops in Palatine, Niles and Schaumburg. (847-963-8910)

 


Chicago Household Donations

The ARK A not-for-profit, community-funded health and human services agency.  (773- 973-1000)

Amvets Assist­ing vet­er­ans and spon­sor­ing numer­ous pro­grams that serve our coun­try and its cit­i­zens.. Donations go to AMVETS Thrift Stores offering quality used clothing, household goods and toys at reasonable prices.

Annies Resale for the World Through the collection and sale of high quality donated clothing and household goods in our resale shop, we send the profits of our sales to  these leaders to support their tireless work of educating children, providing food, shelter and emergency relief to families, and strengthening local churches and community programs. Beautiful Clothes for a Beautiful Cause

Goodwill Industries accepts TV’s in working condition and lots of other items including automobiles and clothing. Enter your zip code to find local telephone numbers and addresses near you.

Kenneth Young Resale Store Community mental health and senior services. Donations go to their resale shop which offers quality, affordable clothing and household items. (847-891-0978)

Lambs Farm  Helps support people with mental disabilities. Donate your car, truck, RV or other vehicle for auction. (847-362-4636)

Salvation Army accepts appliances, clothing, furniture and other household goods. Appliances must be in working condition. Enter your zip code to find local telephone numbers and addresses near you. (1-800-728-7825)

Savers Uses non-for-profit alliances to contact people in the community to donate reusable clothing and household items, then resells them at their stores. Savers has multiple locations across the country.

WINGS (Women In Need Growing Stronger) Accepts furniture in good condition. Resale shops in Palatine, Niles & Schaumburg. (847-963-8910)

Freecycle Network  Keeps good stuff out of landfills. Connect with people who want what you have or give away what you don’t want.

National Cristina Foundation is a clearinghouse for computer reuse working with local not-for-profit groups. Fill out an on-line form and they find the best match for your computer. (203) 863-9100

Technology for Humanity (847-909-7500)



Chicago Area Junk Removal



Miscellaneous Removal Companies (Charges based on volume.)

College Hunks Hauling Junk  (800-586-5872)

1-800 Got Junk Call 1-800-Got-Junk (800-468-5865)



Do you know a great donating resource that we missed? Let us know!


 



 

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