With a bit of planning, you can declutter AND benefit local nonprofits. Here are some local nonprofits to consider plus resources for other items.
- Clothes to Kids Denver
- accepts clothing donations for students aged 3-21 years old.
- Denver Dumb Friends League and the Denver Animal Shelter
- accept a lot of items including not-so-perfect towels and blankets
- Assistance League of Denver Thrift Shop
- accepts gently used “nicer” clothing, shoes, jewelry and house wares
- Hospital Equipment Lending Program (HELP)
- accepts a long list of mobility aids like canes, walkers and grab bars
- accepts donations of essential infant and toddler gear for families in need
- BookGive, Dream Books & Denver Public Library
- each accepts different types of books, check their websites for details
- Household Hazardous Waste Program
- Call -800-449-7587 for a $15 pickup of many items like oil, antifreeze, pesticides
- Prescriptions and OTC Destruction
- Free for many items at Denver Health, 1001 Yosemite St
The author of this article, Alison Rabinoff, lives in the Boulevard One area of Lowry and runs an eco-conscious downsizing and home liquidation company. If you need additional resources or help with a project call Hands-On Help at 303-999-6087.