Aside from being about family, food and presents, the holidays are also about remembering those who are less fortunate. With the tax year ending in a few weeks, now’s the perfect time to donate all of our used clothes, toys, baby gear and other items we no longer need. We’ve put together a list of places that accept donated items:
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island
A truck will come to your doorstep and pick up for FREE gently used items including clothing, coats, shoes and small household items.
To schedule a FREE pickup online: http://www.bbbsli.org/?dseq=16881
To schedule a pickup by phone: (631) 234-0000
You can also drop off items at specific bins located all across Long Island. For bin locations click here:
Dress for Success Brookhaven
This program helps disadvantaged women on Long Island to get ready to enter, or re-enter, the workforce by providing interview suiting, job coaching, educational and networking opportunities. They need new and gently used work appropriate clothing on hangers only, shoes and accessories. Call or see website for details.
Where: Brookhaven Town Hall
1 Independence Hill
Farmingville, NY 11738
Goodwill Industries International
Goodwill accepts new or gently used household items, electronics, clothing and furniture.
Where: For a list of locations for donation centers or bins visit the website.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul
This organization accepts new and gently used clothing, furniture, vehicles and boats.
For clothing donations: Bring clothing to any of the Society’s Thrift Stores or drop them off in one of their clothing bins. For locations call (516) 822-3132 or visit website.
For furniture donations: To arrange for a pickup, call (516) 746-8250 in Nassau or (631) 858-0380 in Suffolk.
For car or boat donations: To arrange for a pickup, call (631) 698-0284.
The Salvation Army
This organization accepts clothing, furniture and household items. You can schedule a pickup by phone at 1-800-728-7825. You can find drop-off locations on their website.
Neighbors Helping Neighbors Clothing Drives
Have a truck pick up your bags of items from your home or another location. Items accepted: clean, wearable clothing, shoes, handbags, linens, stuffed animals and small toys.
To schedule a pickup: call or visit website.
Pronto of Long Island
This organization accepts clothing and household items.
To make a donation: Call (631) 231-8290 M-F from 9-2pm. Drop -off donations are accepted M-F from 9-2pm.
Where: 128 Pine Aire Drive
Bay Shore, NY 11706