What are some charitable organizations that pick up couch donations?


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Some national charities that pick up furniture donations include Habitat for Humanity, Goodwill and Salvation Army. DonationTown.org allows users to search for nearby charities with furniture pickup service using a zip code. These charities may also pick up other household items, clothing and toys.

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Make furniture pickup easy for the charitable organization. Put furniture out front on the porch or curb with a note for the pickup crew. Most charity workers are not allowed inside donor's homes for liability reasons.

Reputable charities pick up furniture donations that meet their criteria for free. Be wary if the pickup service includes a fee. Most charities require that furniture items be gently used and in good-enough condition that another person can use them. If the item is damaged or stained, the charity has to throw it out, incurring additional costs.

Tax deductions are available for each piece of donated furniture. Assess the current market value of each piece, and ask the charity to write you a donation receipt or tax deduction letter.

Local charities that have a need for furniture donations and may offer pickup include homeless shelters, battered women's shelters, children's foster care shelters and theatre organizations. Freecycle is not a charity, but it is a website where users share items for other users to pick up for free.

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