Spring cleaning? Donate unwanted items to those in need in Birmingham

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Donating never felt so good. Photo via The Foundry’s Facebook page

If there’s one thing social distancing has granted us, it’s time at home. Lots and lots of time at home. This being said, now is the perfect time to do some spring cleaning. Best part is, you can find tons of great items to donate to those in need. Here’s a look at how, where and who is accepting donations in Birmingham.

1. The Lovelady Center

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Photo via The Lovelady Center’s Facebook page

The Lovelady Center strives to help women rebuild their lives and continue forward with faith-driven hope for the future as a contributing member of the community. 

Through the Lovelady Program, every woman is taught how to overcome barriers to success by providing access to needed services.

Due to COVID-19, The Lovelady Thrift Store located in Irondale and Clay are currently closed. However, donations are still doable.

Simply schedule a free donation pickup online or call 205.951.9230.

Items needed fall into the follow categories:

  • Baby diapers + hygiene items
  • Transportation + vehicle maintenance
  • Hygiene and personal items
  • Full size + twin bedding
  • Office supplies
  • OTC medicine and medical supplies

Find the full list here.

Monetary donations are also welcome.

For more information, follow The Lovelady Center on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

2. King’s Home

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Donations are made simple through pickup services. Photo via King’s Home’s Facebook page

Through Christ-centered homes and services that combine compassion and competence, King’s Home serves youth, women and mothers with children who are at risk.

Click here to schedule a pickup donation.

King’s Home also have many drop off bins located around the greater Birmingham area. Find them here:

  • Whole Foods Market. 3100 Cahaba Village Plaza, Birmingham, AL 35243
  • Mountain Brook Community Church. 3001 US-280, Birmingham, AL 35243
  • Lowe’s Home Improvement.375 State Farm Parkway, Homewood, AL 35209
  • Citgo. 3300 Crestwood Blvd, Irondale, AL 35210
  • Canterbury United Methodist Church. 350 Overbrook Rd, Mountain Brook, AL 35213
  • Cahaba Heights Baptist Church. 3800 Crosshaven Dr, Vestavia Hills, AL 35243
  • More

Monetary donations are also accepted.

To learn more about King’s Home, follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

3. The Salvation Army

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Photo via Birmingham Salvation Army’s Facebook page

“Doing the most good.” This sums up the mission of The Salvation Army of Greater Birmingham. Here’s a sampling of the good they’re doing:

  • Adult rehabilitation
  • Community assistance
  • Emergency housing
  • Family housing
  • Family stores

The Salvation Army’s Family Stores are always accepting donations, so gather that clothing, housewares and more and donate.

To schedule a donation pickup, call 205.252.8151.

For monetary donations, click here.

For more information on The Salvation Army of Greater Birmingham, follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

4. The Foundry

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The Foundry accepts a large variety of donation items. Photo via The Foundry’s Facebook page

Since 1971, The Foundry has been helping restore hope and rebuild lives of addicts through Christ-centered recovery and rescue. The organization provides a number of services, such as:

  • Addiction recovery programs
  • Job-skills training and job fair opportunities
  • Emergency food boxes
  • Clothing vouchers

While The Foundry’s thrift stores and programs are temporarily shut down due to COVID-19, you can still donate to the organization. Here’s how:

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Photo via The Foundry’s Facebook page

You can also visit one of The Foundry’s many donation drop boxes like the shown one above. Find them at the following locations:

  • 5291 Valleydale Rd., Birmingham, AL 35242
  • 230 Green Springs Hwy., Birmingham, AL 35209
  • 3748 Lorna Rd., Birmingham, AL 35216
  • 1800 4th Ave N., Bessemer, AL 35020
  • 1804 6th Ave N., Bessemer, AL 35020

For more information, follow The Foundry on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Donating items? Share those feel good donation pics with us on social @bhamnow.