Decluttering Your Home? Here’s Where to Donate Your Stuff in Brooklyn This Year

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    The new year brings new beginnings. You want to start fresh, and you’re ready to finally get rid of those things you’ve been holding onto forever. But where to donate?

    There are a number of places in Brooklyn that will take stuff off your hands and get it to people who need it. Below is some information to help make donation easy, complete with contact information, what the venues accept and whether they will come to pick up your items. If you don’t have items to give but still want to help, many of the organizations are looking for people to donate time.

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    A New York Housing Works Thrift Shop. Photo via Housing Works

    Charities That Will Pick Up Your Stuff

    Big Reuse, 1 12th Street (new location as of January 2019). Picks up: large donations only.

    Housing Works, 266 5th Avenue, 424 7th Avenue. Picks up: donations including two or three pieces of furniture.

    Out of the Closet Thrift Store, 475 Atlantic Avenue. Picks up: donations including at least two pieces of furniture.

    Providence House, 703 Lexington Avenue. Contact via their website to determine what can be picked up and when.

    Recycle-A-Bicycle Program for NYC Youth, 35 Pearl Street. Picks up: bicycles.

    The Salvation Army, multiple locations. Picks up: electronics, kitchen items, books, clothing, shoes, bags, more. Schedule a pickup online.

    Kitchen Items

    Bay Ridge: The Salvation Army, 6822 3rd Avenue

    Boerum Hill: Out of the Closet Thrift Store, 475 Atlantic Avenue; The Salvation Army at 436 Atlantic Avenue

    Clinton Hill: The Salvation Army, 22 Quincy Street

    Downtown Brooklyn: Goodwill Industries Store & Donation Center, 258 Livingston Street

    Gowanus: Big Reuse Brooklyn, 1 12th Street

    Park Slope: Housing Works, 266 5th Avenue, 424 7th Avenue

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    Photo by Eli Francis

    Books

    Bay Ridge: The Salvation Army, 6822 3rd Avenue

    Boerum Hill: Out of the Closet Thrift Store, 475 Atlantic Avenue; The Salvation Army 436 Atlantic Avenue

    Clinton Hill: The Salvation Army, 22 Quincy Street

    Downtown Brooklyn: Goodwill Industries Store & Donation Center, 258 Livingston Street

    Red Hook: Books Through Bars via Freebird Books, 123 Columbia Street (read donation guidelines here)

    Electronics (TVs, Stereos, DVD Players, Radios)

    Bay Ridge: The Salvation Army, 6822 3rd Avenue

    Boerum Hill: Out of the Closet Thrift Store, 475 Atlantic Avenue; The Salvation Army, 436 Atlantic Avenue

    Clinton Hill: The Salvation Army, 22 Quincy Street

    East Williamsburg: Reuse America, 387 Bushwick Avenue

    Downtown Brooklyn: Goodwill Industries Store & Donation Center, 258 Livingston Street

    Gowanus: Gowanus E-Waste Warehouse, 469 President Street

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    Photo by angelsover

    Clothing Items, Shoes, Bags

    Bay Ridge: The Salvation Army, 6822 3rd Avenue

    Bed Stuy: Providence House, 703 Lexington Avenue (visit their site to schedule)

    Brownsville: Urban Strategies Maternity Shelter, 808 Saratoga Avenue; Women In Need, 25 Junius Street (only accepts dry-cleaned business attire, as the clothing is used to help women find jobs); Brooklyn Women’s Shelter, 116 Williams Avenue (accepts gently used clothing, shoes and bags for adult females age 18 and over)

    Boerum Hill: Out of the Closet Thrift Store, 475 Atlantic Avenue; The Salvation Army 436 Atlantic Avenue

    Brooklyn Heights: GrowNYC Clothing & Textile Recycling Collections, various locations (see website for more details)

    Clinton Hill: The Salvation Army, 22 Quincy Street

    East Williamsburg: Reuse America, 387 Bushwick Avenue

    Downtown Brooklyn: Goodwill Industries Store & Donation Center, 258 Livingston Street

    Park Slope: Housing Works, 266 5th Avenue, 424 7th Avenue

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    Photo by Susan De Vries

    Furniture

    Bay Ridge: The Salvation Army, 6822 3rd Avenue

    Boerum Hill: Out of the Closet Thrift Store, 475 Atlantic Avenue; The Salvation Army 436 Atlantic Avenue

    Clinton Hill: The Salvation Army, 22 Quincy Street

    Gowanus: Big Reuse Brooklyn, 1 12th Street

    Park Slope: Housing Works, 266 5th Avenue, 424 7th Avenue

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    Photo by tylubeatz

    Bicycles

    Dumbo: Recycle-A-Bicycle Program for NYC Youth, 35 Pearl Street

    East Flatbush: Reuse America, 387 Bushwick Avenue

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