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Household Items to Donate During Your Annual Spring Cleaning

donating household items during a donation drive
Woman donates a stack of blank during food and clothing drive.

Spring cleaning is a time for getting the dust and dirt out of your home which has accumulated over the shut-in winter months. Most people also start to declutter their homes at this time of year, throwing away or donating household items they no longer use. If those items are in good condition, however, there is no reason to throw them away! Instead, consider donating them to foster children and the families who take care of them in your local community.

What Can Be Donated?

Not sure which household items can be donated? The following is a list of great items that foster families could always use. Just be certain that the items donated are in good, working condition and not overly worn or broken.

  • Sheets, blankets, or pillow cases (including crib sheets)
  • Towels, wash rags, dish towels
  • Toys for all ages
  • Craft supplies (glue, markers, crayons, construction paper, popsicle sticks, coloring books, etc.)
  • Musical instruments, instructional books
  • Dishes – especially reusable water bottles or plastic cups
  • Baby bottles, pacifiers, and associated equipment
  • Baby diapers in a size your child has outgrown
  • Clothing in ALL sizes (including adult sizes, which may fit teenagers or larger foster children)
  • Furniture you may no longer be using – especially toddler beds, twin beds, dressers, and toy boxes
  • Outdoor play equipment, like swings or bikes
  • School supplies that were never used, including backpacks
  • Canned or boxed food goods that are still in date
  • Halloween costumes
  • Board games or puzzles
  • Electronic devices that are still operational

Find More Household Items to Donate

Although you no longer need these items, they are always in high demand for foster children and their families. While clearing out space in your own home, you could be making a major difference to those in need. For more information on how you can help foster children in your local area, as well as the families who care for them, contact us today.