Feeling that wonderful satisfaction that comes from a good spring cleaning? Share the happiness by donating your gently used clothing, furniture, and other items to these deserving centers around the Triangle as suggested by our real estate agents.
- Dress for Success - 1812 Tillery Pl., Suite 105, Raleigh, NC 27604
The clothes you no longer need could make all the difference for another woman and her search for self-reliance. Dress for Success helps to empower women by providing a network of support, including professional attire for job interviews. Since its establishment in 2008, the Triangle chapter has served more than 18,000 women near Raleigh homes for sale, making it one of the top affiliates in the worldwide Dress for Success network. Visit the website for information about donations, including schedules.
- The Green Chair Project - 1853 Capital Blvd., Raleigh, NC 27604
Inspired by spring cleaning "leftovers" of their own families and friends, Jackie Craig and Beth Smoot founded The Green Chair Project in 2010. Still-useable furnishings and home accessories are collected and made available to Wake County residents coping with homelessness and other crises. Items accepted include sofas, dining tables and chairs, dressers and nightstands, small kitchen appliances, and decor items. Items may be dropped off Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. or you can schedule a free pickup.
- WAKE Up and Read - 1820 Capital Blvd., Raleigh, NC 27604
Literacy is a precious gift that opens personal and professional doors throughout a lifetime. WAKE Up and Read wants to start children on this path with access to resources promoting early literacy. The organization also participates in Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, a national initiative dedicated to helping kids from low-income families achieve success in school and prepare for college and beyond. Hours are 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Friday.
- Helping Hand Mission - 623 Rock Quarry Rd., Raleigh, NC 27610
Inspired by the vision of "joining hands" to support families in need, Sylvia Wiggins founded Helping Hand Mission in 1973. You can still find Sylvia lending her own helping hand as she serves meals to the hungry. The mission assists the disadvantaged of all ages who are in need of food, clothing, and shelter. Hours are 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 p.m. - 7 p.m. Sunday.
- Cause for Paws - 1634 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC 27603
Cause for Paws believes all our four-legged friends deserve a loving home. Their thrift stores, which are often listed among the top consignment shops in Wake County, provide a source of funds for the organization to conduct its care and adoption services. Accepted items include clothing, furniture, appliances, building materials, electronics, sports equipment, tools, jewelry, and computers. Cause for Paws is also in need of any extra dog food, collars, and leashes you may have. Drop off your donations between 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. or schedule a pickup. A second thrift shop is located at 1657 N. Market Dr., not far from Durham homes for sale.
- Note in the Pocket - 4730 Hargrove Rd., Raleigh, NC 27609
Kids outgrow their clothes before they have time to wear out. Give these items a second life by donating them to Note in the Pocket, which helps kids build self-esteem by providing them with appropriate school clothing. Donate in person or at one of the organization's off-site donation locations. Note in the Pocket is open weekdays from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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