Donate Leftovers

If you still have items left over after the yard sale, consider donating them to one of the following places:

East End Community Thrift http://thomasmertoncenter.org/thrifty/thrifty-location/

Close to home at 5123 Penn Ave. This is a small all-volunteer-run store that is a project of the Thomas Merton Center. They give a portion of all donated clothing received to people who are served at homeless shelters, half way houses, and low income supported housing arrangements. We do this by providing clothing vouchers to established nonprofits who then distribute them to their clients and participants. Hours are Tuesday through Friday – 10 am to 4 pm, Saturday – 12pm to 4 pm. See website for a list of what types of donated items they will accept.

Vietnam Veterans of America www.vvapickup.org/

Call 1-888-518-VETS to schedule a pick up from your porch. Gather your items. They will come collect them rain or shine and leave a donation receipt. They collect clothing, shoes, baby items, kitchenware, small appliances, furniture, and electronics. Items collected are used to support programs that address the concerns and needs of all veterans.

Free Store Wilkinsburg www.freestorewilkinsburg.org/

The Free Store redistributes new and lightly used goods at no cost to community members to bridge times of financial stress and emergency. Located at 619 Penn Ave. in the heart of Wilkinsburg. Open for donations on Sat. 11:00am-2:00pm, Tues. 9:30am-11:30am and Wed. 10:00am-1:00pm. They are always in need of clothes, household items, small furniture, bedding, and baby items.

Goodwill of Southwestern PA www.goodwillswpa.org

There is a location right down the street at 5993 Centre Avenue, PA 15206
(412) 924-0070 Mon - Sat, 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Sun, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
The Lawrenceville location accepts computer and electronics (no TVs) 125 51st St Pittsburgh PA 15201

Construction Junction www.constructionjunction.org

The place in Pittsburgh to donate building materials, household appliances, etc.
214 North Lexington Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15208

The East End Cooperative Ministry www.eecm.org

Accepts books and books on tape

Alliance of Nonprofit Stores (ANS) http://shopans.org/locations/

An alliance of Southwestern PA thrift and resale stores with responsible giving back practices. The ANS includes the Salvation Army ARC, Bethlehem Haven, the National Council of Jewish Women, Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania, Beaver County Humane Society Thrift Stores, Society of St Vincent de Paul – Council of Pittsburgh, Treasure House Fashions and YWCA Westmoreland County. Explore the ANS website for ideas on where to shop and donate.