Where can I donate stuff?
Spring cleaning? Quarantine cleaning? Now, what to do with all of that stuff. Local charities want your donations.
Especially in spring 2020, people have been home and working on projects. Now, everyone has a bunch of donations that need a new home and are looking to drop off donations. Let’s take a look at some places around Louisville that are accepting donations.
Are you looking to donate stuff or drop off donations? That’s much better than throwing it out, so thank you! Many donations spot have specific days and times during which they accept donations. Also, some require you to make an appointment. And, some have restrictions on what you can donate. Not every place wants household items or can handle furniture donation. Also, sometimes older electronics are not suitable for donation because they have to be properly recycled.
With places opening up after quarantine, it’s not as clear which places around Louisville are accepting donation. Here is a list of places to try, this is not an exhaustive list but we will add to it as we gather more ideas for you. Thanks for coming back to check for more places!
Remember, be patient with a lot of these places. They are transitioning to re-opening and may have fewer volunteers.
Donate stuff in Louisville
Catholic Charities – Call or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. They accept a wide variety of items based on the needs of their clients. Some items they expect to be dropped off but for larger items, they may be able to coordinate pick-up.
Maryhurst – This organization has immediate needs during the Covid 19 crisis. Please see this link to explore what they need and how to drop off the items. They need everything from household items to toiletries to activities. They do not list clothing and your normal “purge your house” items but they do need donations. Check the list!
Jeffersontown Area Ministries – This organization provides a wide array of services to people in need and therefore, has many donation needs from community members. Check out their Facebook page to keep up with what they need and to connect about dropping off your donations.
Louisville ReStore – ReStore is accepting donations at their Hike Point location on Fridays. They have updated their website to reflect 2020 donation information, so check there for changes as the situation is always evolving these days! If you are wondering what they accept, they take furniture, appliances, home decor, and even cabinets.
Goodwill Industries of Kentucky – They are opening on May 20 for shopping and donations along with other retail in the state of Kentucky. Do some spring cleaning and donate stuff! I anticipate this is going to be so busy so, if you can hold onto your stuff for a couple of weeks, you might want to wait to drop off at Goodwill later in the month or into June!
St. Vincent de Paul – These thrift shops will start taking donations on May 20, but only at their Hikes Lane and Dorsey Plaza locations. Their Market Street location will open for donations on June 2. Click here for locations and more information about what they accept. They always need gently-used clothing, household items, and furniture are always needed.
Dress for Success Louisville – This is a great place to donate professional clothing for women. However, they are currently not open for donations. If they open, we will update this post!
Hope Scarves – Did you clean out your closet and drawers and find a bunch of scarves you don’t use anymore? Donate them to Hope Scarves! You can even mail them with a pre-paid mailing label you print off their website – how easy is that?! Be sure to look at their website to make sure the scarves you have are the scarves they need.
Places to donated stuff beyond Louisville
The Mustard Seed Thrift on Mission – This is a non-profit thrift store in Southern Indiana. According to their Facebook page, proceeds go to fund counseling, education and support resources for victims of physical, sexual and emotional abuse. Scroll down on their website to see a list of things they do not accept if you are looking to donate stuff. The best thing to donate there is gently used clothes.
HighPoint Charitable Services – This organizations supports families around the La Grange area. They have a small, but powerful, organization and it’s evolving with the capacity and needs of their clients. They said on their Facebook page that they will post updates about the clothing closet and other operations so keep tabs there!
Operation Care Inc. – Located is Shelbyville, Operation Care re-opens 5/20/20 and will be accepting donations. They are specifically looking for donations of spring and summer clothes. They are also accepting toys (clean/unbroken).
If you are reading this in 2020, please check out our social distancing page for more ideas about what to do to stay healthy and happy with your family!