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What charities offer free furniture pickup?

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The Habitat for Humanity and Salvation Army are some of the charities that offer free furniture pickup. These charities pick up scheduled furniture donations if the sender cannot transport the items to one of the charities' drop-off points. Furniture in good condition is often sold to raise funds for the organizations' ongoing projects.

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The Habitat for Humanity accepts furniture donations and sells the items to raise funds for its projects. Habitat for Humanity ReStores, a home-improvement store and donation center, handles large donations, such as furniture, building materials, appliances and home accessories, in the United States. Habitat for Humanity picks up furniture donations for free, but it may take several days or a week for the organization to collect donations. The organization only accepts certain types of furniture. Donators can call a local Habitat for Humanity office to check if their furniture is eligible.

The Salvation Army also picks up furniture donations for free, but it only accepts items that meet the organization's preferred condition requirements. The Salvation Army generally accepts furniture that is in good working condition and has no water or severe cosmetic damage, such as rips, tears or structural damages.

Both the Habitat for Humanity and Salvation Army are unable to provide monetary compensation for furniture. The Salvation Army provides a donation value guide on its website to help contributors determine the approximate tax-deductible value of the items they want to donate. Individuals who wish to donate can schedule a pickup location online or drop off items at the nearest thrift store associated with the Salvation Army.

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