With spring in full swing + winter well behind us, it’s time to say “out with the old.” Spring is the season of rebirth, so why not give new life to like-new or gently-used items? In the spirit of spring cleaning, we’ve rounded up a few Nashville organizations that accept donated items, help locals in need + support community causes.
If you’ve got a lot to give, like clothing, furniture, appliances, entertainment + toys, these organizations provide reused goods for those in need at affordable prices.
- Habitat ReStore will take furniture, appliances, tools, and other housing materials. It also offers donation pickups.
- The Salvation Army and Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee accept car donations.
- Junkdrop will haul your reusable material to those who need it most. Learn more + schedule a removal.
- Nashville Rescue Mission and Room in the Inn rely on donations of linens to provide clothing and a place to stay for individuals experiencing housing insecurities.
- ThriftSmart and Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee accept clothing, furniture, and homegoods for resale. Pro tip: Both offer pickups in the Nashville area.
- Have professional outfits? Donate them to Dress for Success Nashville so they can properly distribute clothing to those who are searching for careers.
- Mother to Mother accepts childcare supplies + clothing to provide resources to parents in need.
- Nashville Diaper Connection accepts diapers at five MNPD precincts.
- YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee provides resources to women, children, and families. In addition to new or gently-used household items, this is a great place to donate toys and children’s books.
Art and office supplies
- Turnip Green Creative Reuse accepts craft supplies, home decor, textiles + media. See the full list.
- PENCIL is always accepting new or gently-used classroom supplies — like dry erase markers, construction paper, and math tools.
Bikes and helmets
- Oasis Center’s bicycle program accepts bicycles, parts, tools, and helmets.
- Don’t have much to get rid of this year? The American Red Cross is always in need of blood if you are able to donate.