Professional Movers.com is constantly finding ways to support our community. One great way that we have been involved in for years is the donation of used furniture. Whether you are getting new furniture, your furniture won’t fit in your new home, or you are just looking to get rid of some excess furniture, Professional Movers.com can assist you in making sure that your used furniture is passed on to help a family who is less fortunate. By recycling this furniture, you are not only keeping it out of overflowing landfills, but you are providing a gift to individuals who cannot afford to purchase new furniture.
Furniture donation is especially critical for low income families who are forced to make difficult choices between buying food, furniture, medicine, children’s clothes, or school supplies.
If you have furniture or household items that no longer fit your lifestyle, but are still useable, there are millions of people who could use your donation.
When you donate furniture and household items, they not only get a second chance, they can also give the recipients a feeling of security, comfort, and home. Your furniture donation, for example, can help formerly homeless people who are transitioning to housing, the working poor who don’t have enough income left over after paying for necessities, elderly people on fixed incomes, abused women who leave their situation and seek new shelter, families who have lost possessions or their homes to fire or other disasters, struggling college students, and people who have lost their jobs.
Your sofa donation may mean a child does not have to sleep on the floor; a kitchen table and chairs may mean a family can eat together; a desk gives a child a place to do homework; a blender means an elderly person can better prepare meals. No matter how you may look at it, your donation is truly a gift.
How You Can Make a Difference
Some organizations will pick up donated furniture and household items, while others ask you to drop them off. It may be inconvenient or even impossible for you to transport your donated furniture. If you want to donate furniture to an organization that cannot pick up your donation, you may want to ask family members, friends, neighbors, or coworkers for assistance. Below you will find a list of donation centers:
- The National Furniture Bank Association
- Oakland County Furniture Bank
- Goodwill Industries
- The United Way
- The Salvation Army
- The Military order of the Purple Heart
- St. Vincent De Paul
- Vietnam Veterans of America
Each of these organizations will make sure that your donation is put to good use. Another great way to donate is by posting your items on Craigslist or Freecycle.org. If all else fail, put it on the curb with a “FREE” sign attached to it and it will probably be gone in no time!
If you have any other questions about donating your furniture and household items, or you need assistance from Professional Movers.com, give us a call today at 248-926-9999 and we will be happy to assist you in assisting the less fortunate.