Every year, nearly 96% of Americans participate in a charitable act in some way, shape or form. One of the most popular ways to give is through charitable clothing donations, or through other items you may have at home that could be put to good use with someone else who needs it. Many charities will even pick up donations from your home. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions regarding charity pick up that you may have.
How Can I Find Charities That Pick Up Donations?
The easiest way to find charity pick up services is online. You can find directories and lists compiling information on charities that will pick up donations. Use these resources, or contact any local charitable organizations you know of and find out more information from them on their pick up policies.
How Do I Know What I Can Donate?
Each individual organization has a set of donation guidelines that detail what items they will or will not accept. It’s important to review these guidelines before making final arrangements for your donation and the charity pick up service arrives.
Can I Write Clothing Donations Off On My Taxes?
Most likely, yes! Make sure to get a receipt from the organization for your records come tax season. With that, you will be able to write off your charity pick up just like any other charitable donation on your yearly tax forms. You will want to double check that your chosen organization is a certified non-profit organization, but as long as they are, you should be able to write your donated items off.
Can I Donate Furniture?
Oftentimes, charitable organizations will accept and even pick up furniture items such as couches and beds. These items can often be incredibly helpful to families in need, and are encouraged to be donated rather than thrown out if they are still in usable condition.
Do you have any experience donating clothing or other items, or using a charity pick up service? How was your experience? Were you able to write off your charitable donations on your taxes without issue? Let us know in the comments below.