Where to Donate Goods in Raleigh Before Your Move

A person packs clothes inside a cardboard box for donation.

Moving is the best time to clean out your closets, ditch decor that’s no longer your style, and generally declutter your home. But what to do with all the things you aren’t taking to your new place? We’ve compiled a list of some of the best places in Raleigh to donate goods.

Local Thrift Stores

Thrift stores from organizations like Goodwill and the Salvation Army, as well as independent thrift stores, are the perfect places to take unwanted stuff. Many stores allow you to drop off items at any time of day, and some will pick up your things for you. This is one of the most convenient options out there!

The Green Chair Project

Have furniture, decor, or kitchen items you don’t need? Donate them to the Green Chair Project, which helps families that have secured housing but cannot afford to furnish their homes get the things they need. You can drop off your donation or schedule a pickup to make things even simpler.

Animal Rescue Organizations

From pet supplies to gently used blankets and towels, animal rescue organizations often have lists of needed items that you can donate. Check out the SPCA of Wake County and Cause For Paws to see how you can help.

The Women’s Center

The Women’s Center provides shelter and services to women leaving abusive or traumatic situations. They accept donations of clothing and accessories, as well as other supplies. You can see the full list of what they need here.

Facebook and Craigslist

When you truly can’t find a home for something, the free section on Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist is a good option. For instance, perhaps you have something that’s damaged, so stores and charities won’t take it. But if it’s fixable, someone local may take it off your hands for free.