Usually, moving your home or business involves getting rid of old unwanted items. Whether it be selling, throwing out, or donating, it always feels good to pare down belongings in the moving process. And, as a fringe benefit, your moving costs may be lower since you will have less to move!
Donating is a great way to help others in need, provide jobs to locals, and get a 100% tax deduction on your donated items. And, many companies that accept donations will pick up your donations right from your home or business.
Below is a short list of companies in the Bay Area that will both accept your donations, and pick up for free.
Goodwill is the most well-known company across the United Stats that accepts donations. In order to schedule a free donation pick up from your local Goodwill, visit Goodwill’s free donation pick up. It may take up to 7 days to schedule a pick up, so be aware of your timeline.
Recently Goodwill has partnered with TaskRabbit. TaskRabbit are able to offer a fast pickup, available the day of your choosing, including same day! Use promo code GOODWILLSF for $10 off your donation Task.
Habitat for Humanity accepts household goods, building materials, furniture, working appliances, and even cars! They use many donations right in the homes they help families build and improve. To schedule a pick up visit Habitat for Humanity free pick up.
UCP is a wonderful charity and they also accept donations. They will send a truck to you on the day you select, and can even gather items curbside from your location, even if you are not home. All for free.
As with most companies on our list, they do maintain a list of items that they will and will not accept. For the full list and to schedule your free pick up visit United Cerebral Palsy of the Golden Gate.
With Community Thrift Store, you get to choose the local charity that benefits from your donations. Your items go to the store, and when they sell, your charity of choice gets the proceeds.
To schedule your free pick visit Community Thrift Store Free Pick Up.
Donation Town is a larger directory of companies that offer free donation pick ups in your area. Once you visit the website, you can enter your zip code, and find local companies that will pick up. And, it is a nationwide directory, so the service is available anywhere you live in the U.S. Check them out by visiting Donation Town.
Urban Ore is a full service donation & recycling center that accepts drop off donations and will pick up from your home or business. They are for profit so you won't receive a tax donation BUT they do purchase goods, so you can get some money back on your nice items. They accept a wide variety of items including electronics, furniture, clothing, building materials, art, and even more! Urban Ore also works with the City of Berkley so that any unsold items will be properly salvaged and recycled. Learn more about this program at UrbanOre.com