Are You Purging Your Home? 8 Places To Donate In Kentucky & Indiana & How
It's a new year and maybe a new you and you're thinking I have to get rid of all this stuff. There are multiple organizations waiting for your items but here's what you need to know.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Many places have really started to evaluate what they can and can't take because of safety and health reasons. There is not a place I know of that will take a used mattress. With the rise in bed bugs across the United States this is a big NO-NO. Another thing to consider don't take items that are broken or worn out. The best rule of thumb is if you wouldn't give it to your Grandmother or still use it if you weren't purging then someone else probably doesn't want it either.
8 PLACES IN KENTUCKY & INDIANA TO DONATE
Whether you're donating clothing or items from your house here are the places you can donate. Not every place is the same so make sure to follow their guidelines.
Graced Again-As individuals complete steps involved in transitioning out of local shelters, they often realize they have few of the basic household items needed to start over. Graced Again repurposes used household items to help these families begin their new lives. Mrs. Brenda Howard Walker (270) 316-7219 founded this non-profit and loves helping others. If you have furniture or household items you can always give her a call to donate.
Daviess-McLean County Baptist Mission is a nonprofit community store that takes donations of (clean)clothes, food, and some household items. Ms. Gayle Boling is the center director and would love to take your donation. Contact (270)685-1225
St. Vincent De Paul-The Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Western Kentucky offers tangible assistance to those in need on a person-to-person basis. The Owensboro St. Vincent De Paul is amazing in working with a lot of non-profit organizations especially the shelters to help the residents get items they need. They do have criteria for drop-off so please contact the store before you take any items to donate.
Common Good Community Store provides an affordable place for families to shop for furniture, household items, and clothing.
Daniel Pitino Shelter- is a local homeless shelter for families in the area. They also take in gently used or new clothing items. You can always check their Facebook page for current items needed.
New Life Thrift/The Thrifty Dollar- is a non-profit thrift store that reinvests the money earned into the community for families. They take clothing, furniture, and household items. See their Facebook page here.
Shared Abundance-located in Huntingburg, Indiana. The shop is part of the Christian Ministries of Huntingburg and the money made goes back to help those in need in the community. There is also a food pantry on-site.
Rockport Christian Center Resource Center-The mission of the Christian Resource Center is to coordinate and connect the community with programs and resources that lead to self-sufficiency.
The CRC offers a thrift store, food pantry, baby shop, smoking cessation classes, coat-a-kid, as well as assistance with monthly bills.