Our theme for May is “I’m Movin’ Out.” May is a big month for move outs and other changes in your apartment home, so we thought we’d lend you a hand with making a move that doesn’t also make you lose your mind!
Did you know there are tons of places around Flagstaff that would love your unused end tables and unwanted futon? Whether you’re moving out of your apartment or just trying to reduce the amount of stuff you have laying around, we’re here to help you turn your “trash” into charitable “treasure”! Here are five great places you can donate anything from clothes to furniture and support those in need in your community!
Clothes for Kids’ Sake is a donation-based fundraising program sponsored by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff. And it’s not just for clothes donations! BBBS collects clothes, furniture, and housewares from all around the local community for this drive. Items are then delivered to Savers, where they’ll help support BBBS’s youth mentoring programs! You can find donation bins all around town, including at some of our sister communities! If you can’t find a local bin, just call Big Brothers Big Sisters at (928) 774-0649 to schedule an at-home pickup for your donation.
Goodwill lets donors know upfront: their donations help “[change] lives in our community!” One hundred percent of donations to your local Goodwill stays in the community—that means you’re directly helping to fund employment, job training, and more to fellow Flagstaff residents in need! You can drop off donations in local bins, or just visit their convenient drive-thru donation center right off of Route 66 and Milton!
Full Circle works with a ton of local businesses partnering with local nonprofits to help keep Flagstaff’s economy going strong! Their work helps to build the local economy, create new jobs, and ensure local wages. Full Circle accepts donations of gently used but no longer needed belongings at the store or drop off locations. And if giving up some items leaves you longing to fill some space in your apartment, don’t forget to check out the shop!
Habitat for Humanity accepts donations of furniture, appliances, and more. The ReStore program sells affordable goods to fun Habitat operations. The items you donate helps keep landfills empty and encourages a cycle of recycled use for the items that helped make your apartment a home. Purchases from ReStore are used to fund local building projects … So not only are you clearing out your loved items to be loved by someone else, but you’re also using items that made you feel at home help build homes for others! Recycling has never looked so good!
Sharon’s Attic helps provide case management, transitional housing, life skills training, children and youth programs, and more to many in Flagstaff who need it most! Your donations to Sharon’s provides much needed aid to homeless victims of domestic violence. They provide a wish list of items the organization currently needs, so check your home for items that might meet those immediate needs. Otherwise, help by donating your gently used furniture, bedding, and more!