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Which charities pick up donations?

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As of May 2015, some charities that pick up donations are the Salvation Army, GreenDrop and Vietnam Veterans. These charities typically accept gently used items, such as clothing, shoes, furniture, electronics and household goods. Most charities do not accept firearms, used mattresses, broken items or used carpet as donations.

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To schedule a donation pickup with the Salvation army, either call the charity or use the online feature on its website. Along with the typical donation goods, the Salvation Army also accepts donations of used vehicles, including boats, even if they aren't in working condition.

Greendrop also operates a service for online or telephone scheduling of donation pickups. Check its website to determine what types of items it accepts. The funds raised by sales of donated goods help support the Military Order of the Purple Heart, the National Federation of the Blind and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Philadelphia.

Vietnam Veterans of America operates the Clothing Donation website, and it allows for online donation pickup scheduling, as well as telephone scheduling. Vietnam Veterans accepts new and used goods, then usually resells the items to qualified retailers in order to raise funds for various programs supporting United States veterans.

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