When it's time to move, our customers often find themselves with loads of items they no longer need or want. If your items are in good condition and can be useful to someone else, why not consider donating them to one of the following charitable locations.

1. Salvation Army

Salvation Army is dedicated to providing monetary support to a variety of adult rehabilitation centers providing assistance to many suffering from drug and alcohol abuse. Any donated items are sold in their thrift stores to gather money for this purpose.

You can donate the following items:

  • Clothing
  • Furniture
  • Automobiles
  • Household Goods
  • Appliances

2. Goodwill

Goodwill is an excellent option for donations that will ultimately be sold to others in your community for the purpose of strengthening neighborhoods.  Goodwill provides job training, employment placement services, and and other community-based programs for people who have barriers to their employment. Goodwill boasts that they have served over two million people and trained over 123,000 people.

Goodwill accepts the following items in any condition:

  • Vehicles
  • Clothing Items and Jewelry
  • Household Goods
  • Collectibles and Antiques
  • Games and Toys
  • Collectibles
  • Electronics and Appliances

3. Habitat for Humanity Restores

Habitat For Humanity Restores operate in over 70 countries with the goal of providing safe homes for those in need in by working with families, local communities, volunteers, and partners so that more people are able to live in affordable and safe homes.

You can donate the following to Habitat ReStores in new or gently used condition:

  • Furniture
  • Appliances
  • Housewares
  • Building Materials


American Veterans is an organization dedicated to improving the lives of veterans by providing assistance, jobs, and services.

AMVETS accepts the following donations:

  • Clothing and Accessories
  • Furniture
  • Houseware and Kitchen Items
  • Electrical Appliances
  • Bedroom Items
  • Tools and Equipment
  • Toys

5. Second Hand Rose

Second Hand Rose is a resale shop located in Macomb County. The proceeds from this shop support Turning Point which is an organization providing comprehensive, free, and confidential programs for survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence, and human trafficking and their loved ones. Some of the donated items are distributed to survivors while other items are sold and the proceeds used to help support Turning Point's mission.

Second Hand Rose accepts the following donations:

  • Clothing
  • Furniture
  • Housewares
  • Linens
  • DVD's and CD's
  • Jewelry

6. Donate Food When You Move

Over 480,000 children in the State of Michigan are food insecure.  Preferred Moving & Storage works closely with and proudly supports Move for Hunger.  Move For Hunger works with 1,100+ professional moving companies across the U.S. and Canada and supports the efforts of local community food banks.  Customers can set aside their unopened, non-perishable food items on moving day. Our crew will pack it up and deliver it to Gleaners Community Food Bank.  From there, your donations will be sorted and delivered to local families in need.

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