Trash into Treasure

Your castoffs could benefit others
By Shane Duggan
Illustration by Dani Loomis

You’re finally getting organized, editing your belongs and simplifying your life. Now you’ve got a pile of things you don’t need—but someone else might. Here are a few places that will take your unneeded items.

 Goodwill: Clothing, footwear, household items, motor vehicles, computer equipment. goodwillscwi.org/donate.php.

St. Vincent de Paul: Clothing, furniture, household items, electronics, nonperishable food. Pickups available. svdpmadison.org/donate/goods.
Savers: Accessories, clothing, shoes, electrical items, exercise items, outdoor items, kid things, kitchen supplies, knick-knacks, media, small furniture, textiles.
savers.com/donate/what-we-take.

Habitat for Humanity ReStore: New and gently used appliances, furniture, building materials, household goods. habitat.org/restores/donate-goods.

Agrace Thrift Store: Adult clothing and accessories, furniture, housewares, home decor, linens, games, books, DVDs and CDs.
agrace.org/thriftstore/how-to-donate.html.