Don’t wait for spring to do your spring cleaning; out with the old in with the new.  Many of you have received gifts this holiday and need space for them.  Make the space by creating a donation box of all of the things you have not used recently. 

 What to donate:

  1. Books
  2. Toys and Games
  3. Movies
  4. Clothes
  5. Household items and appliances

How to decide what to donate:

  1. Anything that was not used or worn in 2010. Be honest with yourself. If you did not wear it last year do not hold on to it. Chances are good that it will just sit another year unworn. Let someone else enjoy it and USE it.
  2. Books that your children have outgrown or will never read again.
  3. Anything that was upgraded this holiday season. If you received a new coffee machine then donate the old one. Why store it?

Do not donate anything ripped, tattered, dirty, broken, or unusable.

Who to donate to:

GOODWILL. Their website states that your donation will be used accordingly . . .
The sales of your donations help fund job training programs, employment placement services and other community-based programs for people who have disabilities, lack education or job experience, or face employment challenges.
Last year, more than 66 million people donated to Goodwill. Goodwill accepts your new or gently used items — like clothing, appliances, electronics and furniture — and sells them in our well-known Goodwill retail stores. There are more than 2,400 Goodwill donation locations in the United States and Canada.
PURPLE HEART. If you go on-line to you can easily schedule a pick up for your donation right from your home.
SALVATION ARMY. Just dial 1-800-sa-TRUCK and you can schedule a truck to come pick up your donation right from your home.

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