Out of all those charities, some needs are the same, and some needs are different.
It’s easy to give away money, but only SOME will be interested in certain types of donations, for example, like your used couch, or microwave, old bed mattress or left-over renovation stuff. Maybe after renovating you find that you have used fixtures or cabinets etc. that you no longer want but that still work perfectly fine? Did you know that Habitat for Humanity would love to have them for their ReStore? They would also love your gently used building materials – even used cabinets and light fixtures!
So which charities want your stuff? What’s on their wish list? How do you contact them easily and quickly? Do they pick-up? Check out www.CharityWishList.ca to connect to charities near you that actually wish to have what you want to give away. It’s fast and easy to connect to a charity near you. The charities are already sorted by location, and listed within 14 categories to choose from of items to give away (with an “Other” category to catch the things that are not covered by the categories already listed).
Eliminate the “no thanks, we don’t take that here” response that is so often heard when trying to do the right thing and give something away. Connect to charities from the pre-sorted lists and hear “YES! We do take that here, that would be wonderful! Yes please! And Thank You!!!”
Michelle Beaupre, CharityWishList.ca