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Give Back While You Tidy Your Home

Thursday, June 25

Categories: Philanthropy

Recently, we shared a checklist of spring cleaning tasks to do around your home to leave it feeling clean and refreshed. As you’re going through cleaning and organizing your space, we hope you’ll consider donating items that can be repurposed in some way. 

Today, we’re taking all the guesswork out of where to donate by rounding up a few of our favorite local nonprofits that accept furniture donations. 

*Please note: check the individual websites for each nonprofit to see how their donation policies are affected by COVID-19. 

The Green Chair Project

The Green Chair Project reuses donated furnishings to give back to local community members who are recovering from homelessness, disaster, or crisis. The Green Chair Project partners with local agencies to connect with families, who then get to shop the nonprofit’s showroom for furniture, linens, and other home goods. 

The Green Chair Project accepts a variety of household accessories and decor, lamps, linens, furniture, cleaning supplies, cookware, and more. A full list of their accepted donations can be found here

You can drop off donations at their location in Raleigh or schedule pickup service for essential furnishings like sofas, dressers, and other large furniture items. Learn more about The Green Chair Project and their mission by visiting their website

Raleigh Rescue Mission

Raleigh Rescue Mission is a religious nonprofit dedicated to serving those experiencing homelessness in our community. They operate a thrift store of gently used items to help people in need in Wake County. 

Raleigh Rescue Mission accepts clothing items, bicycles, sporting goods, household appliances, electronics, furniture, and more at their donation center in Raleigh. Currently, furniture, home furnishings, and large appliances are their most pressing needs. Their full list of accepted donations is available here

The nonprofit offers scheduled pickup of select donation items and also accepts drop-offs. Learn more about Raleigh Rescue Mission and how you can help here

Habitat for Humanity ReStore

With locations all around the Triangle, Habitat for Humanity ReStore sells new and used furniture, appliances, and household goods in order to support Habitat for Humanity’s mission to build safe and affordable homes for families in need. 

ReStore accepts donations of appliances, architectural items, electronics, and furniture, along with building materials like cabinetry, doors, flooring, plumbing, and more. Find out more information about accepted donations on their website

You can drop off your donations at any of their 10 locations around the Triangle, or in certain cases, you can schedule a pickup for items you wish to donate. Learn more about ReStore’s mission here


Giving back to the community is near and dear to our hearts. If you know of other local nonprofits that accept donations, please share them with us on our Facebook page