Charities That Pick Up Appliance Donations

by Rod Myers

Donating your used and unwanted appliances to local charitable organizations benefits more than the tax deduction you receive; it empowers others to live a better life. The organizations refurbish, resell and train others how to fix, repair and make money from your gift. It is through these donations that these organizations continue to change the lives of those less fortunate. You can call many charities and arrange a pickup of your appliance.

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army operates multiple community programs that benefit citizens on a large scale. You can contact their toll free number at 1-800-95-TRUCK and request the location nearest your home or office. The charity will work around your schedule for the pickup and often give you a tax donation receipt on the spot. The charity will use the funds raised from the sell of your appliance to continue helping others.

Goodwill Industries

Goodwill Industries has multiple stores in cities all across the country that offer donated items for resale. Any appliance, clothes, households that are donated are inspected, repaired and placed for sale. Staffed by a host of volunteers, Goodwill will also come to your home or office to pick up your appliance and deliver it to the nearest thrift store in the area. Call their toll free number at 1-800-741-0186 to schedule a pick up.

American Council of the Blind

Working as the leading organization for those visually impaired and legally blind, the American Council of the Blind has established thrift stores in major cities across the country. Calling their toll free number at 1-800-866-3242, your home or office can schedule a pickup of the appliance or other items. These donations help the organization with their programs to empower visually challenged people to live a normal lifestyle.

Habitat for Humanity Restores

Known worldwide for it construction of affordable housing, Habitat for Humanity has established a network of thrift stores where it, too, resells items that were donated. Habitat for Humanity Restores uses the revenues generated form the sale of donated appliances and other household items to continue to fund their construction projects around the world.

About the Author

Rod Myers began writing in 1995 at the "Houston Post." He's also written for the "Houston Chronicle" and was the sports editor for the "LV Tribune." Myers studied hotel/ restaurant management and business management at the University of Houston.

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