Numerous charities, such as the Salvation Army and Goodwill Industries, offer pickup services for large donations of clothing, furniture and other household items. Websites such as Donation Town also provide directories of other organizations with similar donation pickup services.
Donation pickups can be scheduled with Goodwill Industries either through its customer service email address or by calling one of its regional donation coordination centers. Goodwill Industries operates on a county-level basis, which means that each local chapter of the organization handles scheduling for its own area. These pickups are coordinated based on a fixed schedule and pickup route, which means it can take up to two weeks in some cases for a pickup to occur.
The Salvation Army allows donation pickups to be scheduled through both its website and through a toll-free service number. The website allows users to enter the ZIP code in which the donation will occur, submit a list of all the items in the donation, and choose a pickup date and time from a list of available slots.
The Donation Town website allows a user to search different regions for local charities that offer donation pickups, then provides the user with contact information for those charities.