You can’t take it with you, at least not all of it. When relocating, you may find your existing furniture will not fit in your new home or is not right for the next stage of your life. Consider donating unwanted furniture to one of the many charitable organizations in Sacramento that can find good uses for what you no longer need.

1. Goodwill

Goodwill Industries of Sacramento Valley and Northern Nevada is a nonprofit whose mission is to help people with disadvantages achieve self-sufficiency. They accept a range of pre-owned clothing, furniture, housewares & more. Contact them online or by phone at 916-565-0729 at the 2265 Arden Way, Sacramento, CA, 95825, address with questions about donations or to schedule a pickup.

2. The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army has been in existence since 1865 and helps approximately 25 million Americans each year, including adults, children and families. Proceeds from their thrift stores further their community endeavors. A value list for donated furniture is available at their website. They accept drop-off donations at the Sacramento Thrift Store at 315 16th St., Sacramento, CA 95814, 916-448-0890. Or you can schedule free pick-up of furniture in good condition by calling 1-800-728-7825.

3. Habitat for Humanity – ReStore

You may be familiar with home-building and repair opportunities for volunteers at Sacramento Habitat for Humanity but their ReStore accepts donations to help low-income families obtain housing. Contact their 819 N 10th St, Sacramento, CA, 95811, location at 916-440-1215 for details or contact DonationTown which works with several area charities to provide free pickup of donations, including used furniture.

4. Union Gospel Mission of Sacramento

Union Gospel Mission of Sacramento at 400 Bannon Street, Sacramento, CA, 95811, is a Christian organization that provides drug and alcohol programs, homeless resources and a food program. They accept donations seven days a week. For health and safety reasons, they cannot accept soiled furniture or mattresses. You can call (916) 447-3268 to schedule a free pick up or visit their homepage to learn more about giving options.

5. Sacramento SPCA

The Sacramento SPCA, an organization devoted to saving and transforming the lives of California animals, runs Adoptable Goods thrift store at 1517 E Street, Sacramento, CA, 95811. In addition to items that directly improve the lives of animals, they accept many furniture items as donations. Call 916-442-8118 with questions about furniture donations, including best times to drop off large furniture. The organization’s FAQs include a list of items they are not able to accept.

Donating furniture before your move will save you money in shipping costs, make unpacking easier, and provide you with a streamlined start in your new location. Beyond the personal benefits to you, your thoughtful donations of used furniture in good condition may help the homeless, those of low income, and helpless animals in the Sacramento area.

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