The question I am often asked is:  “Where can I donate items I no longer love or need where I know it will go to good use?” First, I would always suggest thinking about whether someone you personally know might be able to love/need it and take it off your hands. Look within your own circle of friends and family. After considering those options, I would consider your local public library, your children’s classrooms, schools, local daycares, and after-school programs. These places will sometimes accept books, educational magazines, board games, and some educational toys and manipulatives. You can also choose to support your local church by contributing to their thrift/rummage sales, if they have one.

After you have exhausted all of these personal and close-to-you options, I suggest looking toward this list I’ve created to find local options to donate your unwanted items. Please note that some donation bins and places shred clothing by the poundCheck with the organization to see if your items will be shredded instead of offered to those in need.

You can always conveniently donate clothing to Goodwill (228 Route 35, Cliffwood Beach, NJ) or housewares to Salvation Army (180 Newman Springs Road, Red Bank, NJ) as those are well-known, convenient options and you will no doubt receive a taxable donation receipt. However, some may not realize there are other options, and some that are just as convenient and will also pick up your donations. Some of those options are listed here.

I encourage you to donate your unwanted items directly to our local community shelters and transitional houses. Many of you were happy to donate items to Manna House in Cliffwood Beach, a local women and children’s transitional house. It was my favorite place to donate as well. Unfortunately, as many now know, they have recently closed their doors.

There are still many people right here, right now, in need. We just may not know where to find them.

Please don’t forget to check the local Facebook swap or donate groups like Donations for Change NJ, Paying It Forward NJ, Paying it Forward Middlesex, Tradin Mamas Exit 117, Moms Helping Friends in Need, and other local Moms Helping Moms-type groups. There are many local individuals and families online looking for something that you may be wanting to part with. Freecycle.org is another option if you have a yahoo account.

Thank you for checking out this list of ideas to help you make decisions of where to donate when you are in the decluttering process. I truly hope it serves you well.

Please note: Italicized text in the list below is text taken directly from the donation organization’s website or another reputable informational website. I have also personally contacted many of the organizations/shelters on this list and added information given to me.

Children’s Books

Bridge of Books Foundation

Our Mission is to provide an ongoing source of books to underserved children throughout New Jersey in order to support the development of literacy skills and encourage a love of reading.

http://bridgeofbooksfoundation.org/what-we-do/got-books/
https://www.facebook.com/Bridge-of-Books-127316401727/
(732)-291-4755

If you have children’s books to donate, they can be dropped off anytime between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday to Friday at the loading docks at: Vonage, 23 Main St, Holmdel, NJ 07733.   If you would like a receipt or need to make alternative arrangements for dropping off books, please email us.  Please note that it is up to you to count and value your donation for tax purposes.

Better World Books

www.betterworldbooks.com

Book donation bin located in Hazlet

Every time you purchase a book from BetterWorldBooks.com, we donate a book to someone in need. The books we donate go through hundreds of non-profit organizations… Books for Africa and Feed the Children partner with us to take large numbers of donated books and get them to people who need them.

Household Items

Linkages Transitional Housing Program

4261 Route 33
Tinton Falls, NJ 07753
(732) 922-0400

This is a local transitional housing program that I recommend donating to. Here, you know your items are going directly to local families in need. These are in-tact families of men, women and children. Call them to let them know you will be sending donations of household items so they know to expect you. Flexible hours.

They will gladly take kitchen supplies and small items. Household items are always needed! They currently do not need larger items/furniture.

Lunch Break

121 Drs. James Parker Boulevard
Red Bank, NJ 07701
732-747-8577
http://lunchbreak.org/donate/
https://www.facebook.com/Lunch-Break-208295042554591/

Mission:

Lunch Break freely provides life’s basic necessities- food, clothing, and fellowship-for our community members in need.
We are currently accepting toiletries, linen/towels/bedding, and other small sized household items.
Cleaning supplies, detergent, brooms, mops
Office supplies, copy paper, staplers, pens, notepads
School supplies
Toiletries: toothpaste, mouthwash, deodorant, soap
Household items: toilet paper, napkins, paper towels, food storage bags, garbage bags
Due to space constraints, certain household items, furniture, used toys & rugs can no longer be accepted.
Please call us at 732.747.8577 if you are unsure if your donation items can be accepted at this time.
Donation Hours: Monday & Friday: 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Saturday: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
If you have any questions about making a clothing or general item donation, please contact our Program Coordinator, Melia Owens, at 732.747.8577 ext. 3021.

Lupus Foundation

Mission:

To improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus through programs of research, education, support and advocacy.

http://www.lupuspickup.org/home/redirector

They will pick up your stuff! Simply enter your zip code to schedule a pick up.

If you’re located in NY/NJ, please call 1-888-44-LUPUS (1-888-445-8787) or go online to www.lupuspickup.org to schedule a pick-up.

http://www.lupus.org/action/lupus-america-household-goods-donation-program

Items Needed:

Clothing — all types and sizes, Shoes — all types and sizes, All bedding items, Draperies and curtains, Housewares and glassware, Jewelry and cosmetics, Toys and games, Knick knacks, Small appliances, Tools of all kinds

Please … no furniture or large items

Madonna House

Mission:

Madonna House’s only purpose is to serve women and children by providing clothing, juvenile furniture, toys, infant formula, diapers, small household items, and other life necessities completely free of charge.

Madonna House Wish List:  http://themadonnahouse.org/?page_id=17

Madonna House Thrift Store
1401 Seventh Avenue, Neptune, NJ 07753
(The corner of State Highway 35 and Seventh Avenue)
http://themadonnahouse.org/?page_id=21

Coastal Habitat for Humanity

http://www.coastalhabitat.org/restore/donate_merchandise#drop-off

Coastal Habitat needs your financial support to continue its repair and restoration of Southern Monmouth County post-Superstorm Sandy as well as its mission of building and repairing safe, decent housing.  One-hundred percent of your donation stays local.  To donate merchandise to the ReStore resale store….

See more at:

http://www.coastalhabitat.org/restore/donate_merchandise#drop-off

Drop-Off Donations:

The volunteer donation intake bay, located at 917 Third Avenue (middle door), Asbury Park, NJ  07712 is open Wednesday to Friday 10 am to 3 pm and Saturday 10 am to noon.  Please allow time for a review of your donation.
All donations are approved based on our experience selling to our customer base.  Items we cannot sell divert resources from our mission.
Save time by emailing images of items to ReStoreManager@CoastalHabitat.org or ReStore@CoastalHabitat.org
Under no circumstances can items be left outside our facility.

Pick-Up Service:

For donors located in the greater Asbury Park area (Allenhurst south to Manasquan and east of the Parkway), the ReStore offers complementary pick-up service for oversized items located on the first floor.  Pick-up dates are scheduled at least 10 days in advance, Tuesday to Saturday.  To discuss your donation for pick-up:
Call the donation hotline at 732-988-7044
Email: ReStoreManager@CoastalHabitat.org or ReStore@CoastalHabitat.org
– See more at: http://www.coastalhabitat.org/restore/donate_merchandise#.dpuf

Purple Heart Foundation

https://purpleheartfoundation.org/clothing-donations/
http://www.purpleheartpickup.org

Chartered in 1957, the Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Foundation is the fundraising engine of the Military Order of the Purple Heart. Through grants and outreach programs we lend support to other organizations whose programs align with Purple Heart’s mission, as well as make smaller direct contributions to veterans facing exceptionally difficult financial challenges.
GreenDrop is the fast and easy way to donate gently used clothing and household goods to assist charitable programs for American veterans.
When it is time to donate, you can bring your items to a convenient GreenDrop location – where a friendly attendant will remove them from your vehicle and provide a tax receipt from your selected charity – OR you can Call 1-800-338-1448 to schedule a home pickup.
GreenDrop accepts all articles of clothing, shoes, blankets & bedding, as well as collectibles, kitchenware, toys, small appliances, electronics and sporting goods.

Vietnam Veterans of America

www.pickupplease.org

The Vietnam Veterans of America of New Jersey provides the necessary assistance and support for our nation’s veterans. Those who have found our freedom should be honored and respected by each and every community. The VVA helps to spread awareness for our veterans and those in need through out all of New Jersey. By donating household items, you help the VVA continue its efforts in providing programs for veterans in need.

They will accept and pick up almost all items!

Please see this page to get the list of items they will accept for donation:

Acceptable Donations

Non-Perishable Food

Lunch Break

121 Drs. James Parker Boulevard
Red Bank, NJ 07701
732-383-8032
https://www.facebook.com/Lunch-Break-208295042554591/
http://lunchbreak.org

Mission:

Lunch Break freely provides life’s basic necessities- food, clothing, and fellowship-for our community members in need.
The task of Lunch Break to serve those in need of Monmouth and Ocean Counties is an ever-increasing one. You only need to look at the chart below to see just how much growing need there is in our community. And because we never charge a fee for our services, we rely on your generosity more and more in these times of hardship. In Lunch Break’s 32-year history of feeding the hungry, we are seeing record numbers of people struggling to make ends meet. With lunches, emergency food provisions, and many other services we provide much needed relief to so many of our community members in need.

You can get a clear, comprehensive list of foods you can donate to Lunch Break here:

http://lunchbreak.org/donate/

Matawan Community Food Pantry

201 Broad Street
Matawan, NJ 07747
732-566-2663

Pantry hours: Usually the last Saturday of the month. Last Saturday of month 9:00-10:30 am Holiday months vary.

Matawan United Methodist Food Pantry

478 Atlantic
Aberdeen, NJ 07747
732-566-2996

Pantry hours: Every Thurs: 10 am and 11:30 am; 2nd Tues of the month: 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm

St Joseph Church Pantry

42 Wooley Street
Aberdeen, NJ 07747
732-264-0322

St Benedict’s Emergency Pantry

165 Bethany Road
Holmdel, NJ 07733
732-264-4712

St John’s Food Pantry/Soup Kitchen

2000 Florence Ave
Hazlet, NJ 07730
732-264-1236

Keyport Ministerium Food Pantry (KMFP)

10 E. Front St.
Keyport, NJ – 07735
732-888-1986
www.Keyportfoodpantry.org

Pantry hours: Tuesday and Thursday: 9:30 am and 11:30 am

Monmouth Worship Center

37 Vanderburg Road
Marlboro, NJ 07746
732-332-9600

The food pantry is open 12:35 – 1:30 PM every Sunday.

St Ann’s Project Paul

211 Carr Avenue
Keansburg, NJ 07734
732-787-4887

First Presbyterian Church

150 North Broadway
South Amboy, NJ – 08879
732-721-4516

Food Pantry is open the 3rd Saturday of every month, from 9:30am – 11:30am.

Animal/Pet items (Cleaning Supplies too)

Monmouth SPCA

260 Wall Street
Eatontown, NJ 07724
732-542-0040
http://monmouthcountyspca.org
https://www.facebook.com/MonmouthCountySPCA/

The mission of Monmouth County SPCA is to protect and advocate for all animals. They are dedicated to enforcing animal cruelty laws; providing a safe haven for homeless, abused and abandoned pets while they await adoption; reducing pet over-population through spay/neutering; and cultivating their humane treatment through education and service as a valuable community resource.

Castle of Dreams Animal Rescue

150 NJ-35
Keyport, NJ 07735
www.castle-of-dreams.com
https://www.facebook.com/CastleofDreamsAnimalRescue/

For a great list of supplies they could use, visit:

http://www.castle-of-dreams.com/donate-supplies

Husky House – Siberian Husky and Fellow K-9 Rescue

391 Route 34
Matawan, New Jersey
http://www.huskyhouse.org/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Husky-House-K9-Rescue/217965681645745

Husky House is a non-profit, tax exempt organization (501c3) that was founded by Lorraine Healy.

Husky House is dedicated to helping abandoned Siberian Huskies as well as all breeds of dogs, including mixes, have a second chance in life and a place to call home which they so richly deserve.

For their wish list:

http://www.huskyhouse.org/about/wishlist

Fur Friends In Need, Inc.

2101 State Route 35
Hazlet, NJ 07730
732-829-1426
https://www.facebook.com/FurFriendsinNeed/

Fur Friends In Need is a small non-profit, 501(c)3 organization. We have all our pets in foster homes ( and can always use more good foster homes). We also help with the overpopulation of feral cats, through TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return).

Save All Stray Cats Inc.

45 Old Mill Rd.
Old Bridge, NJ 08857 US
732-360-7561
saveallstraycats.org
https://www.facebook.com/saveallstray.cats/

We are reaching out to the public and have formed a 501 (c) (3) NON PROFIT Organization in hopes to keep our mission and goals alive: saving all stray cats, to move forward to a hopeful future.

Purrfect Cat Catchers

http://www.adoptapet.com/purrfectcatcatchers
https://www.facebook.com/PurrfectCatCatchersNJ

Email: jbpcc09@gmail.com

Purrfect Cat Catchers is a 501(c)-3 non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of homeless cats through TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) and adoptions.  We focus our efforts in the towns of Matawan and Aberdeen in Monmouth County, NJ

Towels, Sheets and Blankets

Monmouth SPCA

260 Wall Street
Eatontown, NJ 07724
732-542-0040
http://monmouthcountyspca.org
https://www.facebook.com/MonmouthCountySPCA/

The mission of Monmouth County SPCA is to protect and advocate for all animals. They are dedicated to enforcing animal cruelty laws; providing a safe haven for homeless, abused and abandoned pets while they await adoption; reducing pet over-population through spay/neutering; and cultivating their humane treatment through education and service as a valuable community resource.

HAB-core, Inc.

732-224-8200 (Red Bank)
http://habcore.org/
https://www.facebook.com/HABcore/

HABcore, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation in Monmouth County, NJ, devoted to providing housing and supportive services in a family-like setting to low income persons or those who are homeless, disabled, or unable to care for themselves, and to affording them lives of dignity and meaning.

This is a co-ed facility. If you have any items to donate, give them a call and let them know what you have. They will see if they can distribute those particular items within their facilities (in Red Bank and Asbury Park).

Items they can always use are TWIN-sized bedding/sheets, and towels.

Computers, Keyboards, Mouses, Speakers

Family Resources Association of Monmouth County

http://www.frainc.org/make_a_difference/

If it is in good working condition and meets our requirements, our refurbishing program will give your older computer to someone with a disability in NJ. We refurbish computers and provide them (free of charge) to people with a disability who cannot afford to buy a computer. This is a great tax deduction for businesses and individuals!

Donated Computer requirements: System requirements are 1 gig processing speed, 512 of memory. Monitors are only accepted with a cpu (computer) but computers can be donated without a monitor. We also accept keyboards, mouses and speakers. We do not accept printers or scanners. Computer drop offs must be scheduled. To schedule a computer drop off, please call Joanne at 732-747-5310, ext 114.

Child’s Playhouse

Associated Humane Societies and Popcorn Park

About:

The Associated Humane Societies, founded in 1906, is the largest animal sheltering system in New Jersey.  We comprise three shelters located in Newark, Forked River, and Tinton Falls .  Our Forked River facility also includes Popcorn Park. Established in 1977, Popcorn Park is a sanctuary for abandoned, injured, ill, exploited, abused or elderly wildlife, exotic and farm animals, and birds. The Society is a not for profit, 501 (c) 3 organization, and Popcorn Park is also a federally licensed zoo. The Society prides itself on our devotion to the thousands of animals that we care for annually and the chance for a better life we offer them.

ahscares.org
http://www.ahscares.org/page.asp?page=waystohelp

Donate A Playhouse! Perhaps your children have grown and the plastic playhouses that decorate your backyard are no longer in use. The Society’s dogs enjoy the outdoors and are able to stay in the shade and enjoy the pineland breezes without the sun’s strong rays. If you have a children’s plastic playhouse that you would like to donate, please bring to our Tinton Falls or Forked River facility. Here you see Share-A-Pets Rocky and Hank trying playhouses on for size on the Animal Haven Farm.

Furniture

Habitat For Humanity Monmouth County

habitatmonmouth.org

Call them at 732-577-8160 or Email them at restore@habitatmonmouth.org to schedule a free pick-up. Your donation is tax-deductible.

Donations can also be dropped off at the ReStore Tuesday – Saturday 10am-4:30pm, Tuesdays please call ahead to schedule a drop-off time.

For complete donation guidelines:

https://www.habitatmonmouth.org/donation-guidelines

HAB-core, Inc.

http://habcore.org/
https://www.facebook.com/HABcore/

HABcore, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation in Monmouth County, NJ, devoted to providing housing and supportive services in a family-like setting to low income persons or those who are homeless, disabled, or unable to care for themselves, and to affording them lives of dignity and meaning.

They can take dressers! If you have a dresser you want to donate, please call them and if you are close enough, they may be able to make arrangements to pick it up.

732-224-8200 (Red Bank)

Maternity Clothing (and baby clothes)

Birthright of Red Bank

294 Broad St.
Red Bank, New Jersey 07701
732-747-7600
http://birthright.org/en/landingpage/lp-redbank

At Birthright, we understand the challenges related to unplanned pregnancies. We know that it can be an overwhelming and often scary situation. However, we also know that there is hope for the mother and her child. Birthright believes that “It is the right of every pregnant woman to give birth, and the right of every child to be born.” Birthright is here to be the friend that a pregnant woman needs as she navigates an unplanned pregnancy.

Baby/Child Items

Rainbow Foundation – A Children’s Charity

www.rainbowfoundation.org

This particular charity is dear to me, as it has helped a good friend of mine and her child with heart issues since birth.
Rainbow Foundation is a non-sectarian, non- profit foundation and help children in need, including children with fatal illnesses.
They collect donations from the community of New and Gently Used Kid’s Books, Toys, Clothes, Baby Gear, Sports Equipment, and Outdoor Play Items.
They sell these items during an annual consignment sale (this year May 21st and May 22nd, 2016) to support the Rainbow Foundation. Donate to a good cause here. It is also tax deductible.

Drop-off locations are in Brick, Freehold, Middletown, Manalapan, and Rumson.

Email for info: jackievilla@hotmail.com

Linkages Transitional Housing Program

4261 Route 33
Tinton Falls, NJ 07753
732-922-0400

These are in-tact families of men, women and children. They can accept in-season clothing for men, women, and children. Call them to let them know you will be sending donations of baby/child items so they know to expect you and drop off. Flexible hours.

180 Turning Lives Around, Inc.

1 Bethany Road
Building 3 Suite 42
Hazlet, NJ 07730
732-264-4111

http://180nj.org/give-help/donations/gifts-of-goods-and-services/

The families that 180 Turning Lives Around, Inc. serves often need basic items. Many times they arrive at our emergency Safe House with nothing but the clothes on their backs. Often in a domestic violence situation, access to finances is limited. Your generous support through a donation of material goods and products can help a family recover from violence and abuse sooner and help them find their independence.

For sanitary reasons, all donated items must be new condition.

Items we are always in need of:

NEW Clothing (we cannot accept used clothing), Toys, Stuffed animals, Blankets, Bed linens, Towels, Diapers, infant and children’s toys, Education electronic games, Twin bedding,
School and art supplies, Toiletries and household paper goods
Donations may be dropped off at 180’s administrative offices in Hazlet by appointment only. The offices are open weekdays from 9 am to 5 pm.

Madonna House

Mission:

Madonna House’s only purpose is to serve women and children by providing clothing, juvenile furniture, toys, infant formula, diapers, small household items, and other life necessities completely free of charge.

Madonna House Wish List:  http://themadonnahouse.org/?page_id=17

Or

Madonna House Thrift Store

1401 Seventh Avenue, Neptune, NJ 07753
(The corner of State Highway 35 and Seventh Avenue)
http://themadonnahouse.org/?page_id=21

Dresses

Old Bridge Glass Slipper Project

The Old Bridge Glass Slipper Project is dedicated to providing assistance to young people in Old Bridge so they can attend their prom, regardless of their financial situation.

https://www.facebook.com/OBGlassSlipper/

Drop-off dresses at:

Girlie Locks – Market Place 2, 419 Route 34, Old Bridge/Matawan

School Supplies

At the end of the summer, Aberdeen Township holds an Annual Back to School Supply Drive where you can donate backpacks, school supplies, and winter outerwear (coats, gloves, hats, and boots). This Drive is to supply underprivileged children in the Aberdeen area with the supplies they need during the school year. You will receive an acknowledgment of donation for your tax records.

Auto Donations

Monmouth County SPCA

The mission of Monmouth County SPCA is to protect and advocate for all animals. They are dedicated to enforcing animal cruelty laws; providing a safe haven for homeless, abused and abandoned pets while they await adoption; reducing pet over-population through spay/neutering; and cultivating their humane treatment through education and service as a valuable community resource.

http://www.donatecarusa.com/charity/monmouth-county-spca/?template=affiliate

Fill out the online form or call 1-888-205-3420 to donate.

Epilepsy Foundation New Jersey

Mission:

The Epilepsy Foundation of New Jersey, an affiliate of the National Epilepsy Foundation, is a state-wide, non-profit charitable agency dedicated to helping to improve the quality of life for people affected by epilepsy and their loved ones. The Epilepsy Foundation of New Jersey will ensure that people with seizures are able to participate in all life experiences; and will prevent, control and cure epilepsy through services, education, advocacy and research.

http://www.efnj.com/how-to-help/donate/

Are you thinking of selling or trading in that old car? Why not donate it instead? As a charitable contribution your vehicle donation could make a big difference. Our process is simple, quick and convenient and we will provide free and timely pick-up of your vehicle donation. Our program is simple … The better the car, the greater your tax deduction. 1-855-527-2232

Fill out the Online Vehicle Submission Form

Costal Habitat for Humanity

http://www.coastalhabitat.org/cars_for_homes

Steering more families toward affordable home ownership and basic home repair opportunities, Coastal Habitat participates in Habitat for Humanity International’s “Cars for Homes™” vehicle donation program.
Cars for Homes welcomes working and non-working cars, trucks, boats, motorcycles, RVs and other vehicles and sells them with the help of a third-party.  When the donor designates the vehicle donation to Coastal Habitat, funds generated directly help families in Southern Monmouth County return home.
Donors receive a tax credit which, many times, is more valuable than if they sold or disposed of the vehicle directly.
The donation process is truly quick and easy. To donate your vehicle call toll free 877-277-4344 or visit CarsForHomes.org.  PLEASE remember to specify that you would like your donation to go to Coastal Habitat for Humanity based in Spring Lake Heights, NJ.  For more information, reach out to Coastal Habitat’s Development Department at 732.974.2422, ext.8.

For detailed information about the vehicle donation process: http://www.coastalhabitat.org/about_car_donations

– See more at: http://www.coastalhabitat.org/cars_for_homes#.dpuf

Cell Phones (and electronics)

Associated Humane Societies and Popcorn Park

About:

The Associated Humane Societies, founded in 1906, is the largest animal sheltering system in New Jersey.  We comprise three shelters located in Newark, Forked River, and Tinton Falls .  Our Forked River facility also includes Popcorn Park. Established in 1977, Popcorn Park is a sanctuary for abandoned, injured, ill, exploited, abused or elderly wildlife, exotic and farm animals, and birds. The Society is a not for profit, 501 (c) 3 organization, and Popcorn Park is also a federally licensed zoo. The Society prides itself on our devotion to the thousands of animals that we care for annually and the chance for a better life we offer them.

ahscares.org
http://www.ahscares.org/showarchive.asp?id=201

In order to raise awareness for the environment and conservation, the Society has answered a special call – collecting used, unwanted cell phones and hand-held electronics. All cell phones that can be refurbished and reused will be recycled to low income users in other countries or to Battered Women’s programs, senior citizen groups, emergency 911 calls, etc. Among other items accepted are cell phone accessories, iPods and MP3 players, hand-held game systems, GPS hand-held units, laptops, e-readers and portable hard drives. Just drop them off at any of our shelters or ship them to any of our shelters.

IEP Youth Services Foundation

Freehold, NJ
732-431-2663

Mission:

Providing residential, social and psychological services to youth as a means to aspire toward success for the future.
IEP Youth Services Foundation is collecting used cell phones as a way to GO GREEN and raise funds to support IEP’s programs and services.
Although the amount IEP receives for used cell phones is not much (.50 to $5.00 per phone on average,) every little bit helps our earth as well as benefiting our programs and services.   A collection box to drop off used cell phones will always be available at 75 West Main Street, Freehold, First Floor. Just Look for the GREEN & WHITE drop off box.
You can certainly help by spreading the word to others about donating their used cellphones to IEP.

Epilepsy Foundation New Jersey

http://www.efnj.com/how-to-help/donate/

Do you have old cell phones gathering dust in your closet? Help the environment and raise funds for the Epilepsy Foundation of New Jersey by donating your old cell phones. All collected phones will be shipped to a recycling company who then refurbishes the phones and provides EFNJ with payment. Phones need not be in working order to qualify.

To participate please mail or drop off your used cell phones to any of our 5 statewide locations.

Costal Habitat for Humanity

http://www.coastalhabitat.org/donate

Coastal Habitat needs your financial support to continue its repair and restoration of Southern Monmouth County post-Superstorm Sandy as well as its mission of building and repairing safe, decent housing.  One-hundred percent of your donation stays local.  To donate merchandise to the ReStore resale store, click here.  To donate a vehicle, click here. – See more at: http://www.coastalhabitat.org/donate#.dpuf

Clothing

Linkages Transitional Housing Program

4261 Route 33
Tinton Falls, NJ 07753
732-922-0400

These are in-tact families of men, women and children.
They can accept in-season clothing for men, women, and children.
Call them to let them know you will be sending donations of in-season clothing so they know to expect you. Flexible hours.

Lunch Break

121 Drs. James Parker Boulevard
Red Bank, NJ 07701
http://lunchbreak.org/donate/
https://www.facebook.com/Lunch-Break-208295042554591/

Mission:

Lunch Break freely provides life’s basic necessities- food, clothing, and fellowship-for our community members in need.

Your clothing donations go to Clara’s Closet which provides new/gently used clothing for women, men and children.

We can only accept SEASONAL CLOTHING:
September–February: coats, jackets, hats, gloves, fall & winter wear (jeans, wool slacks, corduroy, sweats)
March–August: spring & summer items. Non-seasonal clothing will not be accepted.
SUITED FOR SUCCESS accepts professional & special occasion attire throughout the year.
Please call us at 732.747.8577 if you are unsure if your donation items can be accepted at this time.
Donation Hours: Monday & Friday: 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Saturday: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
If you have any questions about making a clothing or general item donation, please contact our Program Coordinator, Melia Owens, at 732.747.8577 ext. 3021.

Business and business casual clothing for the Suited for Success Program
Casual/everyday clothing (all seasons)
Plus sizes for women and men
Baby and infant clothes
Special Occasion items
Seasonal clothing/items
All items should be new or gently used

United War Vets Council

http://www.uwvcpickupservice.org

1-888-821-UWVC (8982)

The mission of the United War Veterans Council is to mobilize our communities to honor, support and serve America’s veterans.
We are dedicated to ensuring that the public always embraces its commitment to provide all veterans and their families with the care, recognition and opportunities they have rightfully earned.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monmouth and Middlesex Counties

Clothes For Kids Sake, Inc.

http://www.donatebbbs.com
http://www.bbbsmmc.org/other-ways/clothes-4-kids-sake/

You can schedule a pickup at your home or office online at www.njpickup.org or call 1-877-336-8828.
There are no drop off locations in Monmouth or Middlesex Counties

Items We Pickup
Clothing:  All Men’s, Women’s & Children’s clothing.
All items made of fabric, and all size accessories (shoes, purses, hats, etc.…)
Household Items:
Toys, Games, Puzzles, Jewelry, Crafts, Mugs, Pots, Pans, Candles, Pictures/Frames, Utensils, Garden Tools, China Cups, Vases, Dishes, Cutlery, Stuffed Animals, Glassware, Silverware, Stemware, Baskets, Ornaments, Hand Tools, Toasters, Radios, Power Tools (Non Gas Operated), Irons, Blenders, Mixers, Small Stereos and CD Players, Speakers, DVD & VCR Players, Bicycles, Floor Lamps, Sports Equipment, Exercise Equipment and Humidifiers, All types of books, magazines, Records, Tapes, CD’s, Videos, DVD’s and Computer Software.
All fragile items must be wrapped securely and in a box, that is taped shut.
Please Call 1.877.336.8828 or email schedule@bbbsmbp.org with any further questions.
Tax receipts are given to you at time of pickup.

Family Resources Association of Monmouth County

http://www.frainc.org/make_a_difference/donate.html

Donate to the FRA Clothing Drive. Clothing is reused by others and items are resold to raise money for services we provide. Please consider saving your better items for FRA.

Clothing for children and adults are always needed including:
* shoes, accessories, suits, business clothes & belts
* pocketbooks, backpacks, suitcases, totes.
* stuffed animals
* bicycles
* linens (towels, sheets, tablecloths, curtains, blankets, comforters, sleeping bags)
* blow dryers, flat & curing irons
* costumes, wigs, hats
* small rugs, mats
No stains, rips, broken zippers, etc. please
Absolutely NO furniture, books, computers, printers, televisions, tires, batteries, vhs tapes, cd’s, dvd’s, baby cribs, car seats, strollers, highchairs or playpens.
NO appliances or glassware.
Clothes are picked up from your home in the central and northern NJ area, including Monmouth, Middlesex, Somerset and Union counties. Clothing drives arranged through your place of work, school, or place of worship are greatly appreciated.
Call to schedule a pick-up at 732-446-4041, or Email JoEllen & Marilyn directly at our Clothing Drive at fraclothingdrive@gmail.com.
Contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Centers for Families Services – Family Alternative Intensive Treatment Home (FAITH) (for ages 10 to 17)

This is a group home for young people who may have suffered trauma or emotional stress. They currently have five women between the ages of 17 and 19 who could use any women’s items.

Laurel Springs, Camden County, NJ 08879
856-782-8865

Declutter My Clutter serves clients in the Matawan-Aberdeen, New Jersey and surrounding local area. This list is intended to serve those local clients. If you are aware of another organization that helps to support a good cause, and that also accepts donations of unwanted goods from homes, please message me at Marina@decluttermyclutter.com. Thank you for helping us spread the word about where to give items no longer needed to others in our local area who can truly use it!