Winter gives all of us lots of inside time so it’s the perfect season to start getting rid of clutter around your home. Don’t know where to start? Here are some great places in Kansas City to take your donations.
Have a garage filled with leftover building supplies from last summer’s basement remodel? Habitat ReStore will take new and used building materials that are structurally sound. And, they’ll come pick up large, pre-approved loads or you can drop off at Lowe’s. All the materials are used in local Habitat for Humanity projects. For the Overland Park location, call Steve Townsend at 913-648-6001 Tuesday through Saturday.
Have some old furniture and household items that you no longer need? Amethyst Place would love to have them and they can always use microwaves, vacuums and other cleaning supplies. All of the items will be used to furnish apartments for women recovering from drug and alcohol addiction and their families. They schedule monthly pickups; their contact is Shanda Moon at 816-472-1873.
If you’re closets are filled to the brim with unworn clothes, there are a couple of Kansas City charities that can use them. Safehome provides support for survivors of domestic abuse and is always in need of in-season clothing for women and children. And, the Disabled Veterans, can use clothing for men, women and children and have trucks that will pick up at your home (they will also take household items). Hope House is a local domestic violence shelter and has an ongoing needs list on their website.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City, will take a wide variety of items to sell in their Savers shops, including toys, books, clothes and other household items. All the money generated supports programs in Kansas City. You can call for a pickup or drop items off at a blue bin or a Savers location.
Getting rid of clutter is a big job, but it’s made more enjoyable when you can give to those less fortunate than you. Hopefully, this has given you some great ideas of local charities in Kansas City. Now go clean those closets.