Whether you’re cleaning out your closet, your kid’s toy room or your pantry – minimizing your clutter was never more helpful to our city. With these organizations backing donation efforts, you can feel good knowing that your old things are going to a good cause.

1.  Vietnam Veterans of American

This organization makes it easy to donate items that will be used to meet the needs of veterans of the Vietnam war era, by offering free pick up in the areas of Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Washington and Westmoreland counties. They accept most things like: clothes, small furniture and appliances. Size is definitely an issues, so be sure to call ahead if something is in question. You can schedule a pick-up online or find a drop off location.

2.  Goodwill Industries of Pittsburgh

Along with taking the normal items like clothes and household items, Goodwill will also accepts larger things like computers, books, cars, boats and motorcycles. They do not have a pick-up service, but you can drop off at any location during normal business hours and a staff member will come out to help you unload.

3.  Hopeline Cell Phone Donation

Verizon Wireless Stores now accept used phones (despite the carrier) for its HopeLine phone donation program. The phones are given to local facilities such as the Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh and Crisis Center North – who will distribute to families in need.

4.  Dress for Success

Dress for Success is a non-profit, Pittsburgh-based organization that helps low income women make successful transitions into the workforce. The donations need to be of high-quality women’s work clothes that do not have stains, rips or irregularities. There are three drop off locations in the Pittsburgh area.

5.  Construction Junction

If you’re cleaning out your garage and have extra building materials that could still be useable, it might be a good idea to take them over to the Construction Junction. It’s a non-profit retail shop in Point Breeze and its mission is to provide affordable building materials for low income families.

If you’re still not sure where to donate an unwanted item, check out this full list for more organizations in the Pittsburgh area.