Over the past several weeks I have read about ways that this global situation has brought out the very best and the very worst in people. But it is comforting to know that all of you amazingly kind, loving, and generous people here on WP go out of your way to help others as you are able.
So my question for you this week is, “If you were given $100, or the equivalent, and you had to give it away, what would you do with it?”
I look forward to reading your awesome responses, and I thank you in advance for your comments.
` “You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.”
Sometimes we are just not able to personally remove all of the unwanted stuff out of our home. It is either too heavy, too big, or there is just too much to physically put in a vehicle. So, during my last decluttering session, I went on a quest and searched for places that would be willing to come and pick up all of my discarded treasures.
The quickest pick-up date was given by Goodwill and they were willing to come to my house and take all my stuff as long as it was on the first floor and was near an exit. Done! I set up an appointment via computer and they showed up on time and away my stuff went. In fact, it was so easy I had them come back for more! It felt so invigorating and freeing to let stuff go. Less stuff = less cleaning = more energy for other activities. Woohoo!
The organizations below are not available for pick-up in all locations, but I have provided links below for further information. These are not posted in any particular order and is it not an all inclusive list. Happy Spring Cleaning!
General household donations:
American Kidney Fund
The Salvation Army
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Vietnam Veterans of America
Disabled American Veterans – DAV
Volunteers of American
Military Order of the Purple Heart
St. Vincent De Paul
Lupus American Household Goods Donation Program
Cell phone/Smart phone/Tablet
Cell Phones for Soldiers
Secure the Call
1 Million Project
Orange Coast College School of Sailing and Seamanship
Chapman School of Seamanship
Angel for Hope
American Children’s Cancer Foundation
American Kidney Fund
Wheels for Wishes
Kars 4 Kids
Volunteers of America
Habitat for Humanity
Don’t forget to get a receipt for tax deduction purposes. All of the stuff you move out of your house to make it more comfortable and enjoyable is going to help others also live a better life. A BIG win-win situation!
wendi, under the pen name Charlie, is the author of Frugal Seeds: 501 Ways to Make, Save or Stretch a Dollar
Until next time…….