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Spring Cleaning? Where To Donate Your Gently Used Items

Apr 14, 2024 08:34PM ● By Elise Renaud

Spring weather and new growth have many opening their windows, airing out their homes, and clearing away the clutter. It can be tempting to just throw it in the garbage to get it gone, but there are a few places that will gladly take your gently used items.


ReSOURCE has locations in Barre, Burlington, Hyde Park, and Williston, VT, and takes most household items, furniture, or building materials. Not all items are accepted at each location. Those wishing to donate are asked to reference the donation guidelines. Donations can be dropped off or picked up in Chittenden County and Central Vermont.

LISTEN Community Services

Since 1971, LISTEN Community Services, located in Lebanon, Canaan, and White River Junction, has been helping make its community better through food pantries, community dinners, and a thrift store. Donations of men's, women's, and children's clothing, toys, furniture, books, and more are accepted. Learn more about the donation times and what can be donated at each location here.

Families in Transition

Anyone who has clothing, dishes, household items, toys, books, and more to donate can help support programs and services at Families in Transition, which supports families and individuals experiencing homelessness. Donations can be dropped off at the loading dock located at 394 2nd St. Manchester, NH, Monday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Learn more about the programs and how your donations can help here.

Family Promise of Southern New Hampshire

Family Promise of Southern New Hampshire takes donations of gently used clothing, books, and toys to help families who are experiencing homelessness. Donations are accepted Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Family Promise said that it does “periodically accept furniture for a graduating family to use but we have limited storage space,” on its website. Call Matt Hodgkiss (603-883-7338 x3) before bringing any large items.


In addition to providing a wide variety of programs for low-income people, HOPE has a retail store. Donations are accepted Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. HOPE accepts clothes, bedding, shoes, houseware, decor, furniture, craft items, sewing and art supplies, books, music, and more. Learn more about the store here.

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