Movers holding donation boxes

We all collect junk and we’re all guilty of materialistic habits—moving on to something new and shiny long before our old toys are done. That’s a lot of stuff that ends up going to landfills. But one way we can combat the negative impact of our materialistic lifestyles is by donating our unwanted goods to the right causes.

We’ve asked the best Pittsburgh long-distance movers what organizations are best for donating household goods and here’s what they had to say:

AMVETS Community Thrift Center in Pittsburgh, PA

AMVETS is a service organization that supports the needs and interests of those who’ve served our country. It’s a noble organization with a worthy cause. And they operate a community thrift shop with pickup services in parts of Allegheny County, PA. Most thrift shop locations accept gently used items in good condition including furniture and housewares.

AMVETS is involved in:

  • Scholarships
  • Military Funeral Honors
  • Community Outreach
  • Legislative Advocacy
  • Veteran’s Healthcare Advocacy
  • And More!

Vietnam Veteran’s of America

As another veteran’s service organization, VVA operates a donation-based program. Founded in 1979, they are focused on improving the welfare and healthcare of all veteran’s with a specific focus on assisting homeless veterans and those suffering from PTSD or other disabilities. Vietnam Veteran’s of America accepts donations of gently used/good condition items in the following categories:

  • Clothing
  • Housewares
  • Toys
  • Electronics (No TVs)
  • Books
  • Equipment
  • Furniture (small)
  • Bikes
  • Musical Instruments
  • Appliances (small)

The Salvation Army Family Store in Pittsburgh, PA

For a charity thrift shop with a wider focus, The Salvation Army has more than 150 years of experience “DOING THE MOST GOOD.” The Salvation Army serves a wide variety of needs, including Christmas for the needy, LGBTQ support, disaster relief, homelessness, food pantries, life skills, addiction rehabilitation and more. They also operate a nationwide network of thrift shops with locations in nearly every state across the US. Proceeds from thrift shop sales support adult rehab programs to lift families out of poverty. The Salvation Army accepts donations of furniture, home goods, automobiles, and more.

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