Where to make spring cleaning donations in Raleigh

Tidy your home and help locals in need.

Shelves of folded clothes at Note in the Pocket.

Donate your spring cleaning to make an impact in Raleigh.

Photo by RALtoday

With 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 (and per reader request), we’ve rounded up a few Raleigh organizations that accept donated items, help locals in need, and support community causes.

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  • Raleigh Rescue Mission relies on donations of linens and gently used items to provide clothing and a place to stay for individuals experiencing housing insecurities.
  • The Women’s Center provides clothes and hygiene items to at-risk and homeless women.
  • Healing Transitions provides clothes and staple goods to individuals who enroll in their recovery program.
  • Donate new or gently-used children’s clothes and shoes to Note in the Pocket. You can even volunteer at the organization’s Raleigh location.
  • Donate professional outfits to Dress for Success so they can properly distribute clothing to women who are searching for careers.


A Green Chair Project truck with a person walking in front of it.

The Green Chair Project offers pick up services.

Courtesy of Green Chair Project


  • The Wake County Animal Center accepts donations such as new or lightly used blankets and large towels, pet food, and indestructible toys.


  • If you have usable tech like laptops, monitors, or smartphones, the Kramden Institute collects technology to refurbish and give to disadvantaged students throughout the state.
  • Goodwill even has some technology recycling centers for bigger donations.




  • The Salvation Army accepts non-perishable food donations for its Food Pantry.
  • Stop by a local little free pantry to drop off food, toiletries, and other small necessities.


  • Don’t have much to get rid of this year? The Blood Connection is always in need of blood if you are able to donate.