Donation and Recycling Resources
My favorite places to support in our region are featured below. (Click on the links to learn more about drop-off locations, hours and each organization's wish list.)
Better World Books sells used books in order to support literacy worldwide. You can use their search function to find a drop box near you.
Call your local library to ask first if they are accepting book donations.
Career Wardrobe accepts gently used women's and men's professional clothes. They have many convenient donation drop-off locations.
Cradles to Crayons is always looking for donations for children's clothing and school supplies. They have a central warehouse in Conshohocken for donations as well as several drop-off locations in the community.
Goodwill offers very convenient donation sites with loading docks and people to assist you. This is a great place for general donations including clothing, books and household items.
GreenDrop donation centers are conveniently located throughout the Philadelphia area, but you can also schedule a pick-up. (Scheduling a pick-up is a great way to give yourself a deadline to de-clutter!) This is a great place for general donations including clothing, books and household items. You can also choose from a variety of different charitable organizations to support.
Habitat ReStores are home improvement stores that accept small and large donations of new or gently used furniture, appliances, housewares, building materials and more.
The Free Store is a great place to donate all kinds of household items, office supplies, kids toys and more. The store is run by volunteers and has limited hours, so be sure to check the website for their current hours before visiting. They do not accept food or clothing donations, but you can drop these items off at this same building at the First United Methodist Church of Media during designated hours.
Staples will recycle old electronics and used toner cartridges for free. Click on the link to learn more.
Williamson College of the Trades' Clothes Closet
The Student Clothes Closet is a great place to give of new or gently used men’s clothing.