Donating with Purpose
Minimalist organizing is about being intentional with our time and things-- even the things that no longer serve us. There's great satisfaction in knowing our unwanted items are helping those in need. By taking a moment to recognize the needs of our communities, we can deeply impact the lives of others. Here's a list of organizations that will make good use out of your unwanted items.
BABY ITEMS, TOILETRIES, ETHNIC HAIR CARE
Women's Resource Center helps survivors of domestic violence in Atlanta improve their safety by finding a safe place to stay, exercising their legal rights, exploring options and creating accountability for batterers.
YARN, FABRIC, SEWING RELATED
At Tinystiches they provide handmade blankets and clothing to newborn babies who's parents can't provide for them.
The Enchanted Closet® was formed as a community service project to outfit disadvantaged girls for their prom. The working philosophy was that no high school girl should miss this rite of passage because she could not afford a dress.
FABRIC + CLOTHING
Re:loom’s mission is to provide permanent, affordable housing to homeless and low-income families in metro Atlanta.
The Furniture Bank provides essential household furniture to individuals and families in need. Furniture is essential to a persons physical and emotional well-being. The Furniture bank provides beds for sleeping, tables for sharing meals, and couches for relaxing. We turn houses into homes.
MEDICAL SUPPLIES + HOUSEHOLD ITEMS
FODAC helps thousands of disabled adults and children in need who are uninsured or underinsured. FODAC’s mission is to provide durable medical equipment (DME) such as wheelchairs and hospital beds at little or no cost to the disabled and their families. They seek to enhance the quality of life for people of all ages who have any type of illness or physical disability.
FOOD + CLOTHING
Intown Collaborative Ministries' mission is to prevent and reverse homelessness and hunger in Intown Atlanta by building a healthy community through caring relationships and transformed lives. Intown was born out of the work of ICA (Intown Community Assistance), which served the neighborhood for over three decades.
HOUSEHOLD ITEMS + TOILETRIES + DIAPERS
Atlanta Mission provides emergency shelter, rehab and recovery services, vocational training, services, and transitional housing. They serve more than 1,000 homeless men, women, and children every day.
Have an unwanted vehicle? Donate your car to Wheels For Wishes and contribute to the green movement by helping children with life-threatening conditions.
SCHOOL SUPPLIES, EXERCISE EQUIPMENT, DECOR and more
Live Healthy and Thrive Youth Foundation's mission is to educate, active, motivate, and empower youth in the areas of academic achievement, health, fitness, and total wellness.
WANT TO BE ADDED TO THE LIST?
Send an email stating your organization's needs, mission, and link to website.