Once the clutter has dissipated, and the dust has settled after what was a rough late of last minute packing before your big move, you may find that there are a lot of things you won’t desire to take to your new residence, particularly in the area of clothing. Below are a list of charitable organization on Where do I donate used clothing in Chicago. If you’re anything like me, clothes shopping is a near weekly occurrence and the amount of clothes you have shoved in closets and drawers throughout the house can appear to be more than a little unsettling.
Old clothing, and especially ones that you will never wear again or are out of style, there is no point having it being packed and stuffed into your moving trucks only to become an annoyance when your looking for places to store it all in your new residence. Opt to simply throwing your unused clothing away, look to donate it to charities and organizations that can give it to those who could put it to good use. But where and how can one accomplish such a feat? At the Professionals Moving Specialists, we can help you determine how to donate your unused clothing in order to benefit those less fortunate, and to provide some relief for yourself during the moving process.
For Chicago residents, there are a numerous amount of places that you can seek out that provide you with assistance in donating your unused clothing when moving to a new location in Chicago. If you live near the Logan Square area of Chicago, one organization that you could try an contact could be the Infant Welfare Auxiliary, associated with the Infant Welfare Society of America, located at 3600 W. Fullerton (773-782-5041). According to the organization’s information page they provide health care and medical services to children and women who are uninsured and under served. The organization will gladly accept any household items, and clothing that individuals are willing to donate to help further their cause.
The following is a list of places located outside of Logan Square that will also accept clothing donations for the needy:
Provides job training programs, educational programs, social programs and serves as a homeless shelter; located at 4628 N. Clifton. (773-303-0119)
- Sarah’s Circle
A social service agency that provides clothing for women and children; located at 4750 N. Sheridan, Suite 220. (773-728-1014)
Supporting the Howard Brown Health Center, and one of the largest healthcare organizations in the nation; located at 3651 N. Halsted. (773-549-5943)
- White Elephant Resale Shop
Supporting the non-profit Children’s Memorial Hospital; located at 2380 N. Lincoln Ave. (773-883-6184)
- The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army as stated in their website, is a non-profit, tax-exempt charity organization that operates in Chicago in its metropolitan division. You can contact the Chicago division at http://www.salarmychicago.org/aboutUs/
- 2nd Chance Shop
Accepts a variety of donations, not limited to clothing which includes art, collectibles, books and more. Money raised goes to the Animal Care League Shelter, which is a non-profit organization that brings in abandoned cats and dogs and give them shelter, food, and any required medical attention. Located at 808 Harrison Street, Oak Park. (708-383-9660)
- Avenues to Independence Thrift Shoppe
In addition to accepting donation of clothing, they also accept small appliances, books, houseware and china. According to their website, the money raised by the Avenues to Independence assists those who suffer from developmental disabilities such as Down syndrome and cerebral palsy by providing them with community living programs and jobs. Located at 7710 W. Touhy Ave (773-631-6230)
Goodwill is a social enterprise and organization that helps to fund job programs, employment services and other community programs, while accepting donations for clothing and other household items as part of its service. Goodwill has many locations throughout Chicago in donation centers and retail stores, all of which can be found by visiting http://www.goodwill.org/
In addition to these charitable organizations, the following are a list of other Chicago-area organizations that accept donations:
The above are just a list of a few organizations in the Chicago area, While these organizations will accept your undesired clothing, there are still regulations and guidelines that must be followed in order to provide a dedicated and professional service. Your donated clothing cannot be dirty, ripped up or worn out, as that would be a disservice to those who are in need of proper attire. In addition you are not under any circumstances to submit dangerous or hazardous materials that could potentially inflict harm to individuals. At the Professionals Moving Specialists, we hope that you take advantage of the availability of these organizations as an opportunity to give back to the Chicago community, and we hope that when you are ready to move into a new home in Chicago you The Professionals Moving Specialists