while you de-clutter consider giving back

Everyone can do something, please share what you can, and pass the info along when possible. Here’s where to send those things you’ve outgrown or don’t need; or places to contact if you can give some time.  All will be very thankful to get what you can give, or for what you can do.

Animals
Old sheets/towels/blankets, stuffed animals, and volunteers always welcome.
Elmsford Animal Shelter
Click here to read The Journal News article, “Elmsford Animal Shelter facing closure as donations dwindle.”
Website
914.592.7334

Infants/Children/Women
(Due to space limitations, call/confirm)
Diapers and formula, Baby/infant clothes (new/gently used), cell phones, duffle bags or suitcases; new sheets/towels/car seats; unopened personal toiletries, new underwear, small household necessities

Hope’s Door (aka Northern Westchester Shelter)
Website
914.747.0828

My Sister’s Place
914.683.1333

Business Clothing
Current and very gently used men’s and women’s business attire, all sizes: ‘Interview Suits’ and appropriate separates; blouses/shirts, shoes, coats, handbags/briefcases and accessories

Career Closet (Women)
Briarcliff Congregational Church
30 S. State Road, Briarcliff
Drop-offs on Sat mornings
914.944.1472

Jan Peek House (Men)
200 N. Water Street, Peekskill
914.736.2636

Food
Food, time and money to help support supply and distribution of food to nearly 200 individual Westchester agencies.

The Food Bank for Westchester
Website
914.923.1100

Greater Good
Click to give, daily ‘clicks’ for sponsors to contribute, no spam
The Hunger Site
The Child Health Site
The Literacy Site
The Breast Cancer Site
The Animal Rescue Site
The Rainforest Site

Hand-held Video Games
Local roots, but national reach, two students at the Masters School created this charity to support the troops by collecting your unwanted hand-held video games/accessories and send them to US soldiers overseas.
Games for Heros

Website

Household
Furniture

Average-sized, gently used furniture (including clean bedding, upholstery and kid’s furniture); small working appliances (lamps, TVs, toaster ovens, microwaves), wall art, mirrors and rugs; it’s redistributed free, by appointment to clients of 32+ Westchester agencies. All-volunteer, so drop-off preferred, but pickup available.
Furniture Sharehouse

Website
914.834.1294

Furnishings
New or very gently used: Sheets and blankets of any size, towels: kitchen implements: dishes, glasses, utensils, small appliances
New Beginnings
914.923.4889

Re-Purposing and Recycling
Clearinghouses to list and find stuff, free
Treasure Hunt
The Freecycle Network

Volunteering
How to Be a Better Westchesterite
No one can do everything; everyone can do something. Here’s our list of 82 organizations you can help to make your little corner of Westchester a better place to be. Read the article.

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