4 Charitable Organizations to Consider if You Choose to Donate Items in Storage

When you rent storage space in Jackson, TN, you’re usually doing so because you need more space. But when there are items you no longer want or need, what can you do? Here are a few charitable organizations to consider donating those items to.


Goodwill is a nationwide organization that accepts all kinds of items. Odds are you likely have something — or multiple things — in your storage unit that Goodwill will gladly take off of your hands. Goodwill accepts clothing, toys, furniture, and most household items. And donating is exceptionally easy. In most cases, you can load up your car, drive to your local Goodwill, and unload! Some locations also offer pickup services for larger items. So if you’re thinking of donating a large piece of furniture, contact Goodwill and coordinate with us. We’d be happy to help you make your donation easier.

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army accepts even more items than Goodwill, in some cases. Items this organization accepts as donations include appliances, automobiles, clothing, furniture, and other household wares. So if you have a car that’s been sitting in storage and you want it to find a good home, The Salvation Army just might be the best place to take it. Like Goodwill, you can typically drop off donations at a drop-off point or at your nearest location. Larger items can also be scheduled for pickup. It’s important to keep in mind that The Salvation Army doesn’t take items like children’s stuffed animals or car seats as a result of certain risk factors. So if you want to donate these types of items, it may be best to look elsewhere. The Salvation Army does have donation guides if you’re not sure what you can and can’t donate. If you have questions, make sure you look at one of their donation value guides to see what you may not be able to contribute.

The Purple Heart Foundation

The Purple Heart Foundation is an excellent charitable organization to consider donating your stored items to. This organization raises money through the sale of your donated items. The funds raised through these sales are used to support Purple Heart services and programs that aid veterans and their families. Like Goodwill and The Salvation Army, they will take items such as clothing, furniture, appliances, and other household wares. Books and board games may be good items to donate, as well. In addition, donating to this particular organization comes with the knowledge that you’re supporting veterans all over the nation.

Local Animal Shelters

If the majority of the items you wish to donate include soft fabrics, you should definitely consider donating to a local animal shelter. Local animal shelters or your local Humane Society will often take any kind of soft fabric you have to be used for the animals in their care. Items like pillows, bath towels, beach towels, blankets, and comforters are often needed. 

Donating to a good cause is a great way to repurpose items in storage that you no longer want or need. If you’re looking to rent a storage unit in Jackson, TN, or you want to know more about charitable organizations who take donations, our team at Markham Self Storage is here to help.

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