We all have a few unused items kicking around our homes be it indoor or outdoor furniture, house wares, appliances, artwork, toys and bric-a-brac – there are charities, non-profits and facilities who can use these items to help families and animals in need. Before you put anything out on the curb on your local “Big” Garbage Day please consider donating your items. Your community and the environment will thank you! Here is a list of a few places you can call to arrange a pick up or drop off your unwanted items to.
- Furniture Bank – 25 Connell Ct. Unit 1 Etobicoke ON 416-934-1229 www.furniturebank.org
The Furniture Bank services the GTA (including Georgetown) call if you have a lot of items that are gently used (downsizing, deceased estate belongings, moving etc.) for a reasonable fee your items will be picked up and you will get a donation receipt for the value of the items donated. Plus knowing that your items are helping families in need is a wonderful feeling
- Wastewise – 12A Armstrong Avenue, Georgetown ON 905-873-8122 www.wastewise.ca
Wastewise is a local community resource centre that takes practically anything and everything! From old canning jars to books, electronics, toys, clothing and so much more! If you have any large items be sure to call ahead to make sure they have room for it. E-Waste is also collected at this facility.
- Halton Hills Humane Society Thrift Shop – 68 Main St. N, Georgetown ON 905-702-8661 www.uppercredit.com
The HHHS Thrift Shop is the Upper Credit Humane Societies largest source of revenue which contributes funds to cover 35% of their annual shelter operating expenses. This store is staffed entirely by volunteers and all money raised at the Thrift Shop goes directly to the UCHS shelter so consider donating your gently used clothing and household items. The Thrift Shop holds a monthly auction on the last Saturday of each month, with the exception of December. Follow them on Facebook to get updates on items up for auction. They even take scrap metal! So if you have old metal patio furniture, bbq’s, appliances, wire shelving, broken tools etc. the shelter located at 5383 Trafalgar Rd. N, Erin ON has a scrap metal bin where you can donate your metal items.
- The Salvation Army Family Thrift Store – 82 Mill St. Georgetown, ON 905-877-8522
The Salvation Army is the largest non-governmental non-profit direct provider of social services in Canada, serving Georgetown and the surrounding communities whose purpose of National Recycling Operations is to generate funds to support Salvation Army endeavours, while providing employment opportunities, by marketing recyclable goods (household items, clothing etc.). It is the aim of NRO to help people stretch their budget while supporting the work of The Salvation Army. This location also supports collection of E-Waste so you can drop off unwanted household electronics such as computers, printers, keyboards, monitors, disk drives, mice, scanners, CD-ROM drives, fax machines and televisions (no industrial or commercial e-waste accepted).
This is but a handful of organizations that you can donate your unwanted items to. Please for the love of our environment do your part to help keep useable items out of our landfills. The less fortunate people and animals thank you!!
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