Yesterday, I opened all the doors in the house. Our dogs basked in the sun while I hung laundry on the line and carried flats of vegetable seedlings outside. The daffodils are up. The lilacs are budding. Spring is on the way!
While it may be too early to pack up the sweaters, it’s not too early to start thinking about spring cleaning. As you wipe off the winter dust, you’ll inevitably come across things that you no longer need or want. While almost every local nonprofit accepts donations of stuff they need, the following nonprofits specialize in reselling your donations in order to support their programs and services. Be sure to take a look around when you drop off your donation. You know what they say about one man’s junk…
FOCUS accepts “boutique-style” women’s clothing. Between March 7 and April 22 they will also be accepting gently used professional clothing as part of the Charlottesville Community Job Fair’s Career Clothes for Job Seekers’ clothing drive.
The Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA accepts antiques, collectibles, toys, furniture, seasonable clothing, books, electronics, house wares, and sporting goods.
Twice is Nice, JABA’s “upscale resale boutique” accepts new or gently used in-season clothing, jewelry, furniture, decorative housewares, and books.
The Schoolhouse Thrift Shop is run by the Episcopal Church of Our Savior. Proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity, Ministry With the Aging, the Alliance for Interfaith Ministries, and the Gertrude Mitchell House. They accept clothing, toys, and baby items.
The thrift store accepts furniture, clothing and shoes, appliances, records, books, videos, sports equipment, artwork, toys, household goods, televisions, knick-knacks and many other items.
Goodwill accepts gently-used clothing and household items.