With spring in full swing + winter well behind us, it’s time to say “out with the old.” Spring is the season of rebirth, so why not give new life to like-new or gently used items? In the spirit of spring cleaning, we’ve rounded up a few Lakeland organizations that accept donated items, help locals in need + support community causes.
If you’ve got a lot to give, like clothing, furniture, appliances, entertainment + toys, these organizations provide reused goods for those in need at affordable prices.
The Salvation Army accepts car donations and offers furniture pickups.
If you’ve got an extra car you need to get off your hands, the Red Cross also takes car donations.
Goodwill-Suncoast even has some technology recycling centers for bigger donations.
Lighthouse Ministries relies on donations of linens to provide clothing and a place to stay for individuals experiencing housing insecurities.
The Women’s Resource Center in Winter Haven provides clothes + diapers to families dealing with emergency situations.
Helping Single Parents Charity Outlet accepts clothing, furniture, and homegoods for resale.
Have professional outfits? Donate them to the Top Buttons Wearing Confidence Program so they can properly distribute clothing to those who are searching for careers.
One More Child accepts cooking + baking supplies that are underused or can be reused.
The Dream Center of Lakeland accepts childcare supplies + clothing to provide resources to parents in need.
Peace River Center Thrift Shoppe helps families enduring transition. In addition to clothing + furniture, this is a great place to donate toys with more life left in them.
Habitat for Humanity of East Polk County uses donated equipment + furniture to build homes — whether you have leftovers from a project you didn’t complete or can reuse supplies from a remodel. It will also pick up pre-approved car donations.
Don’t have much to get rid of this year? OneBlood is always in need of blood if you are able to donate.
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