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Cut the Clutter

20 nonprofit organizations that want your stuff

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Feeling the need to purge some household items, but don't have the time or energy for a yard sale? Whether you're cleaning out the house before the holidays or delving into spring cleaning, these local charities will benefit from your excess stuff.

TVs, Computers and Small Electronics

Upgrade your printer? Invest in a Ninja? The following nonprofits will accept your old printer and blender, but make sure you check their guidelines. Some agencies won't accept items older than 10 years, while others will accept some non-working electronics.

Salvation Army Family Thrift Store*

Visit satruck.org for locations

World Relief Spokane*

1522 N. Washington St., 484-9829

Volunteers of America*

6206 E. Trent Ave., Spokane Valley, 327-4112

Goodwill*

Visit discovergoodwill.org for locations


Books

While all the charities that accept furniture and housewares also accept books, the following nonprofits are particularly grateful for your donations:

Coeur d'Alene Public Library's Second Story Books Bookstore

702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d'Alene, 208-769-2315

Spokane Public Library

Visit spokanelibrary.org for locations, 444-5307


Cellphones

Erase all of your personal information, then donate your old cellphones to the following organizations:

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals of Spokane

Donate at any STCU branch.

Visit stcu.org/branches_atms for locations

World Relief Spokane*

1522 N. Washington St., 484-9829

YWCA of Spokane Alternatives to Domestic Violence

930 N. Monroe St., 326-1190


Bicycles

The following nonprofit, full-service bike shops put homeless and at-risk kids to work, learning valuable job skills.

Cool Water Bikes

224 S. Howard St., 838-8580

Mosaic Community Bike Shop

115 E. Pacific Ave., 747-3007


Hygiene and beauty items

Project Beauty Share will accept new and gently used makeup, and even that shampoo you tried once and didn't like. Visit projectbeautyshare.org for a list of accepted products and for drop-off sites.


Furniture and housewares

Your chairs, dishes and lamps are gratefully accepted at the following nonprofits, as long as they aren't damaged and don't need cleaning or repairs.

The Arc of Spokane*

808 N. Ruby, 328-8100

Goodwill*

Visit discovergoodwill.org for locations

Idaho Youth Ranch

845 N. 4th St., Coeur d'Alene, 208-664-1736

317 E. Seltice Way, Post Falls, Idaho, 208-773-1038

Catholic Charities Spokane Furniture Bank*

919 E. Trent Ave., 991-9345

Volunteers of America*

6206 E. Trent Ave., Spokane Valley, 327-4112

Global Neighborhood Thrift Store

902 W. Indiana Ave., Spokane, 868-0001


Medications

Thanks to the work of local nonprofit Cancer Can't, you can now donate unexpired, unopened medications in Washington state. Visit donatedrugs.com for more information.


New or gently used bras

Breast Intentions provides undergarments for low-income women, and will gratefully accept your gently used bras. Visit breastintentionsofwashington/contribute for a list of drop-off locations.


Baby items

While most of the nonprofits that accept housewares will also take children's clothing and accessories, the following organizations particularly appreciate your unused diapers, formula, cribs, and blankets:

Baskets for Babies*

Visit basketsforbabies.org for a list of needed items and drop-off locations.

Inland NW Baby

Visit inlandnwbaby.com for a list of needed items.

Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery

Please call in advance and speak to the house manager regarding donations of used clothing, furniture and toys.

1004 E. Eighth Ave., 535-3155

(* Organization offers pickup services)