A large part of the process of moving home is having a significant decluttering session and clearing out anything you don’t want or need in your new home. While it makes sense to try and sell on anything in good condition not everyone has the time or motivation for this and even when they do there are often a number of items left over which are simply too good to throw away.
Items in good condition which are no longer wanted are often thankfully welcomed by charities in York who are either able to sell them on to fund research or used to offer support to those who need it most.
The York area hosts a number of extremely worthwhile charities and community projects which would be very grateful to receive your unwanted items and you may do so knowing that what you could have simply thrown away will help others in need.
The Besom – York
The Besom is a Christian charity whose mission statement includes bridging the gap between those who have time, money, skills or good condition items they no longer want and those who are in need and would benefit greatly from anything offered. The Besom ensure that anything donated, from a humble tin opener to a piece of furniture is given to someone who will get the most from it. With so many in need The Besom are happy to welcome any donations and more information on who they are, what they do and how you may donate may be found on their website.
Community Furniture Stores – York
For almost twenty five years the Community Furniture Stores in York and Selby have been taking donations of unwanted furniture and white goods that are in decent condition in order to sell them on to members of the local community who need items and yet can’t afford high street prices. Providing a service where those in need may obtain much needed items for their home and a price they can afford has made a significant difference to many hundreds if not thousands of families.
Items may be dropped into the stores or picked up by their drivers by arrangement. More on the CFS and how it works may be found here.
Clothes For Charities In York
If having decluttered your wardrobes prior to moving you find yourself with clothing you no longer want or need which could be used elsewhere you could get in touch with Clothes for Charity. They will send you out a bag which you can fill which may be either picked up by a courier or you may drop it off yourself. There are a number of charities in York that benefit from this type of donation and you may choose which you wish to help.
One York charity who receives much needed funds from Clothes for Charity is the York IDAS, Independent Domestic Abuse Service who offer a refuge for anyone being abused, help, advice and even support with legal matters.
There are a number of very worthy charities in York and Yorkshire who would benefit from your unwanted clothes, books, bric a brac, furniture and more. A further Google search will help you locate other places which will be happy to take your donation and of course there are numerous charity shops which would be grateful for your help.