Types of Donations

Types of Donations:

While most charities accept and appreciate money, there are many other ways to donate.  Everyday items that you may have around the house may be useful to a family in need.  Below you will find a list of just some alternatives for donation:

hairHair –  Your hair can help “financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis.”  – Locks of Love

Cars, Boats, Other Vehicles –  Running or not, your old car can help out a veteran or enable a volunteer to deliver a meal to a sick neighbor.  America’s Car Donation Center, Cars for Veterans and Cars for Homes by Habitat for Humanity are a few examples.

Time –  Time spent reading to sick children and visiting the elderly is time well spent.  Often a few hours of planting trees or

Computers –  Many schools and churches will accept old, but functioning, electronic equipment.

Clothes –  Local shelters can make use of gently used clothing.  Sometimes religious and other charitable organizations send care packages overseas to families in need.

Household Goods – To you, it’s a mismatched set of silverware.  To a family whose house was destroyed in a fire, it’s a step towards home.

Food – “Right now, millions of Americans are struggling with hunger.  These are often hard-working adults, children and seniors who simply cannot make ends meet and are forced to go without food for several meals, or even days.” – FeedingAmerica.org

Blood – Contact your local blood bank to see if there is a need for your blood type.