Spring is here! Time to open the windows, get some fresh air circulating, and clean out the clutter that has accumulated. To make this task less daunting, make it a family affair and have your kids help you organize items to give away to worthy causes. Even if you have large items such as furniture or never-used items such as unopened gifts, there are groups that are eager to receive them and put them to good use. Here are a few organizations that would value your spring cleaning donations:
The National Furniture Bank Association: Helps struggling families furnish their homes. Needs include beds, dressers, tables, chairs, couches, and lamps.
Dress for Success: Helps disadvantages women find professional attire for jobs and job interviews. Needs include women’s larger-sized skirts, pants suits, blouses, blazers, jackets, and shoes.
iLoveSchools: Preschool through high school teachers list classroom resources they don’t have. Needs include new or gently used notebooks, binders, art supplies, or backpacks.
Child’s Play: Fulfills wish lists of kids staying in hospitals for long periods. Needs include new items such as video and board games and toys (no stuffed animals).
Books for Africa: Provides educational materials for kids who cannot attend school. Needs include fiction, nonfiction, textbooks, encyclopedias, dictionaries, pens, pencils, paper, and more.
Be sure to check out the website for details about what and how items can be donated.
© YesKidzCan!, 2012