Spring is here! As soon as the season comes around, lots of families take part in some sort of spring cleaning. It’s an awesome way to keep your house in check, see the things you need, and stock up on essentials. If you’re thinking about cleaning your home this season, you can make an even bigger difference by turning this ritual into a donating tradition. While you clean up your closets, storage, and pantry, don’t forget to check for well-loved items that other people can still use!
Whether it be clothing, linens, household goods, appliances, or food items, there’s an organization out there that could benefit from the things you have at home. Let’s dig in and learn more about these Cobb County nonprofits and how they take care of people in need!
American Kidney Services
American Kidney Services provides a simple and stress-free donation pick-up service in Kennesaw, Marietta, Smyrna, and other surrounding areas. They collect used clothing and household items to help with medical care and housing bills for those who are suffering from kidney-related diseases. Your donations help the American Kidney Fund which can reach beneficiaries all over the country.
Items from your spring cleaning such as books, toys, electronics, small appliances, small furniture, home decor, and clothing are very much appreciated. Their uniformed drivers can come to your home to collect the items and leave a tax receipt for you. Just call their hotline or fill out the online form to set a schedule. Click here to see the list of their needs.
Phone Number: (770) 790 3902
Dropoff Location: 1280 Field Pkwy Marietta, GA, 30066
Dropoff Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM
MUST is committed to helping the less fortunate flourish by providing food, workplace development, housing, and clothing assistance. They encourage the Cobb community to give when they can to address different needs. As their name suggests, they try to focus on what every person must have.
They accept housewares, blankets, linens, towels, small kitchen appliances, sports equipment, clothing, shoes, and even refrigerators and dishwashers (by appointment only). They are also always in need of brand new undergarments, socks, and toys for their toy store. Check out this page for a list of things you can donate.
You may drop off your items at the Donation Center from 9 AM to 5 PM, Tuesdays through Saturdays. Donations may also be dropped off at their Smyrna and Canton locations Mondays through Wednesdays.
Simple Needs GA
While other agencies do a great job in helping children, the homeless, and others in-need, Simple Needs GA aims to “fill in the gaps” by providing other unmet but equally valuable needs. Their programs include Simple Household Needs, My Birthday Matters, Spirit of Christmas, and Uniforms for Excellence among others. You can learn more about each program here.
The items they are currently most in need of are comforters, hand towels, toasters, vacuums, mattresses, beds, and dressers. You may also donate brand new batteries, underwear, and baby items. Check out this page to see a full list of their needs. To see their furniture donation guidelines, click here.
The organization is accepting donations on the first and third Saturdays of each month from 10 AM to 10 PM. Email [email protected] to get their address and to know more information about anything you’d like to donate.
Calvary Children’s Home
Phone Number: (770) 794 1500
Dropoff Location: 1430 Lost Mountain Road Powder Springs, GA 30127
Calvary Children’s Home provides a safe, loving home for children who need to live apart from their families. They strive to give these children the very best skills, education, and values to become responsible members of society. They help children attend local schools and encourage them to participate in community activities.
Their current needs include bath towels, storage tubs with lids, mattress covers, index notebook dividers, and printer paper. They are also in need of hygiene products, cleaning supplies, paper goods, and food items. See this list for everything they need. You may also donate your used car to the organization. All proceeds go to the care of their children.
If you wish to donate, contact them at their hotline or email them at [email protected].
NW Metro Atlanta Habitat for Humanity
Phone Number: (770) 432 7954
Dropoff Location: 3315 S. Cobb Drive, Suite 150 Smyrna, GA 30080, Habitat ReStore Smyrna
Dropoff Hours: Thursday to Saturday, 11 AM – 5 PM
Habitat for Humanity has been helping communities in Cobb County since 1986. Since its inception, 545 homes have been built, rehabilitated, or repaired as part of their pursuit to provide decent, affordable housing in Cobb, Douglas, and Paulding counties.
They are looking for building materials such as doors, lamps, power tools, new flooring, windows, and lumber. They are also accepting furniture, artwork, paintings, vases, and other decor items. Clean, working appliances used for less than eight years are also welcome. Check out this page for the full donation guidelines.
Help grow their Habitat ReStore inventory by donating items you’ve discarded from your spring cleaning. They can even pick up your donations to help you save time and money. Just contact them at their donation hotline from Monday to Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM, at (770) 962-4200.
That’s the list of local charities you can help. We hope you can extend your hand in whichever way you can. Good luck with your spring cleaning!