Options for donating furniture to charity include donating it to national charitable organizations, homeless shelters and battered women’s shelters. Thrift stores will also accept furniture to sell, with proceeds often going to charity.
National charitable organizations that accept used furniture include the Vietnam Veterans of America, Goodwill and Donation Town. Some of these charities offer pick-up services to make the donation process easier. This is a good option for ensuring that the used furniture gets to the people who need it the most.
Homeless shelters are common in urban areas and often operate as independent charities. They offer meals and shelter to struggling families. Homeless shelters usually accept donations of basic furniture such as tables, couches and beds. Donating to local homeless shelters helps the at-risk population in the immediate community.
Lastly, battered women’s shelters accept donations of household items and used furniture that are in good condition. These shelters provide safe havens for victims of abuse and their children. People can identify women’s shelters to donate to by searching the local newspaper or looking up local facilities online. Thrift stores also accept donations of gently used furniture. The furniture is later re-sold, with part of the proceeds donated to local charities. Donors are advised to check that their chosen thrift store is a non-profit organization before donating their furniture.