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14 Birmingham Charities That Need Your Usable Junk

August 17, 2015 by Ricky Bruni

The Foundry Superthrift Outlet
The Foundry Superthrift Outlet

One of the most satisfying aspects of our junk removal service is sorting our clients' usable items and donating them to local charities in their name. We deliver goods to multiple charities and have seen first hand how appreciative they are of your generosity. While we have not been to all of the charities listed below we hope this list will help you identify which organization(s) you wish to support. We recommend that you screen them based on your family's objective — including calling them to find out what they currently accept, how to organize your donations, and if they offer a free pickup service.

TIP: Many of the charities listed will arrange to pickup donations at your home. Be sure to check with your favorite charity and find out what they can do.

The Birmingham charities listed below are in no particular order — and there may be several other local charities that better fit your objectives. We aren't affiliated or endorsed by any of the charities listed below and are happy to help our clients donate to the local charity of their choice.

While it's very helpful when you donate your gently used items — resist the urge to donate items that are either broken or dirty.


The Jimmy Hale Mission (Mission Possible)

Jimmy Hale's Mission Possible Bargain Center in Birmingham, ALFocus: Homeless shelter and recovery program for men; Intermediate shelter for women and children, Bible-based, 12-step recovery program for men; Education remediation and career readiness for men and women; Fundraising thrift stores where you can get a bargain and give a blessing.

Gently Used Donations They Accept:

  • Clothing
  • Furniture
  • Electronics & Appliances
  • Home Decor Items
  • Jewelry, Shoes & Accessories
  • Toys, Books & DVDs
  • & More

Click here to learn more about helping The Jimmy Hale Mission >

 

Community Furniture Bank

Focus: Both donors and recipients are rewarded. Donated items are transferred directly into homes of those in need, as opposed to being sold in the open market. Donors and volunteers can participate with the confidence that their efforts are directly benefiting the community.

Gently Used Donations They Accept:

  • Usable Furniture (Especially Beds & Dressers)
  • Kitchen Items (Pots, Pans & Utensils)
  • Sheets, Towels & Dish Cloths
  • Working Appliances
  • & More

Click here to learn more about helping the Community Furniture Bank >

 

King's Home (King's Ranch & Hannah Home)

Focus: At the Hannah Homes Campus of King’s Home, they offer loving support and a residential, home-like setting for women and mothers & children so that their lives can be transformed and the cycle of abuse and domestic violence can truly be broken. King's Home provides food, housing, medical expenses, educational support, counseling, and childcare in a safe, secure, and nurturing environment.

Gently Used Donations They Accept:

  • Clothing
  • Furniture
  • Appliances
  • Household Items

Click here to learn more about helping King's Home >

 

The Foundry Ministries (The Foundry Superthrift Outlet)

The Foundry Superthrift OutletFocus: To restore hope and rebuild the lives of the addict, the ex-inmate and the destitute through Christ-centered Recovery, Re-Entry and Rescue.

Gently Used Donations They Accept:

  • Clothing
  • Shoes
  • Bric-A-Brac
  • Books
  • Jewelry
  • Furniture
  • Electronics
  • Televisions
  • Computers
  • Lawn Equipment
  • Bicycles
  • & More

Click here to learn more about helping The Foundry Ministries >

 

Pathways (A Women's Way Home)

Pathways - A Women's Way Home - Birmingham, ALFocus: Pathways continues to offer a range of emergency, transitional and long-term services for homeless women and children. Through its downtown Day Center, the agency provides food, clothing, showers, laundry facilities and case management. Pathways operates a transitional shelter at its downtown location for women without children and will soon be starting a rapid rehousing program for women with children. The agency’s Safe Haven program provides permanent, supportive housing for chronically homeless women with a mental illness. This program is the only one of its kind for women in Alabama.

Gently Used Donations They Accept:

  • Women's Clothing
  • Women's Toiletries
  • Bedroom Furniture
  • Table & Chairs
  • Washer & Dryers
  • Vacuum Cleaners
  • Other Household Items
  • & More

Click here to learn more about helping Pathways >

 

United Veterans

Focus: So many of our veterans have returned home after serving our country; victims of  addictions as well as homelessness. Regardless of reasons that have caused their circumstances, each veteran deserves our respect and support. As with any illness recovery time varies, therefore United Veterans places no time limit on the length of stay. The services however basic are simply necessities of life; Food, Clothing and Shelter. In addition encouragement to use their life skills is paramount for their recovery as well as their future.

Gently Used Donations They Accept:

  • Clothing
  • Shoes
  • Housewares
  • Furniture & Bedding
  • Travel Trailers
  • Baby Items
  • Cars, Motorcycles & Boats
  • Real Estate
  • TVs
  • Radios
  • Bicycles
  • & More

Click here to learn more about helping United Veterans >

 

Habitat For Humanity (ReStore)

Habitat for Humanity - ReStore in Irondale, ALFocus: Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Gently Used Donations They Accept:

  • Furniture
  • Home Goods
  • Left-over Building Materials
  • Overstocked Inventory

Click here to help Habitat For Humanity >

 

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army Family Store in Birmingham, ALFocus: Men's, Women's and Children's Shelters; Disaster Services; Transitional Housing; Veterans Program; Adult Rehab Centers (ARC)

Gently Used Donations They Accept:

  • Clothing
  • Furniture
  • Automobiles
  • Household Goods
  • Appliances

Click here to help The Savation Army >

 

Oak Mountain Missions Ministeries

Focus: In brief, Oak Mountain Missions receives referrals from area churches, domestic violence shelters, homeless shelters, and social service agencies. We provide food, clothing, household items, linens, furniture, and limited financial assistance (for utility bills, rent, and medical expenses). Everything in our warehouse belongs to God, and is given to qualified, screened clients free of charge. In 2013 OMM has served clients 6870 times.

Gently Used Donations They Accept:

  • Furniture
  • Appliances
  • Household Items
  • Linens
  • Clothing
  • Diapers
  • Cars (In Good Mechanical Condition)
  • & More

Click here to help Oak Mountain Missions Ministeries >

 

AMVETS

Focus: Our main goal is to serve American veterans who served our country. AMVETS National Service Foundation provides support to veterans through service programs as well as providing community and youth-oriented programs designed to promote unity and patriotism. It counsels and represents veterans and their dependents before the Veterans Administration without charge.

Click here to help AMVETS >

 

The ARC

Focus: The Arc of Jefferson County provides services to over 700 people with intellectual disabilities in two Alabama counties. Services are provided through adult day habilitation/work programs at seven campuses; through residential programs for individuals in 80 residences; and through early intervention for young children and their families throughout the community.

Gently Used Donations They Accept:

  • Household Goods
  • Cloths
  • Furniture
  • Games
  • Books
  • Electronics
  • Tools
  • Used Vehicles
  • & More

Click here to help The Arc >

 

The Lovelady Center (Lovelady Thrift Store)

Lovelady Thrift Store in Birmingham, ALFocus: The Thrift Store provides jobs for our clients and rehabilitation to our community.

Gently Used Donations They Accept:

  • Clothes
  • Furniture
  • Electronics
  • & More

Click here to help The Lovelady Center >

 

Goodwill Industries

Goodwill in Birmingham, ALFocus: When you donate your stuff to Goodwill®, you create opportunities for individuals in your community looking to find a job and build skills, including veterans and military families, single mothers and many others.

Click here to learn about how to donate and help Goodwill Industries >

 

 

America's Thrift Store

Focus: We take donations of gently used clothing and other household items on behalf of our supported ministries.  This partnership allows us to support our ministries by paying for the donations we collect in their name and selling those items in our stores. Our goal over the next 10 years is to contribute over $100 million to those ministries. We hope by donating and shopping with us you’ll help us achieve that goal.

Gently Used Donations They Accept:

  • Clothes
  • Household Items
  • Furniture
  • Vehicles
  • Entertainment Items
  • List of items they don't accept on website

Click here to help America's Thrift Store >

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