Today is National Give Something Away Day.  If it's time to purge your life today is the perfect day to do it.

PLANNING ON DONATING?

If you are planning on donating items to a local charity make sure you call and check with them first.  Many organizations are overloaded with items and it takes more time to sort them than a lot of people have.  Pay a visit to their social media page and see if they are requesting specific items first.

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ORGANIZATIONS IN OWENSBORO THAT TAKE DONATIONS REGULARLY

Make sure you read each location carefully as some only take certain items.

  • 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 in (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.
  • The Salvation Army- a Christian non-profit organization helping to meet the needs of those here in our community as best they possibly can.  They have a thrift store that helps to fund programming and community services offered.
  • 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- 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. 

DON'T EVER DO THIS WHEN DONATING

Make sure you are donating items that are still in good working condition, clean, laundered, have life left in them.  So many times people want to get rid of items quickly so they just gather them up without thought and dump them outside an organization.  Please don't do this.  It takes more time and effort and can be a big pain in the tush!

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