Where to make spring cleaning donations in Raleigh


Donate your spring cleaning to make an impact in Raleigh. | Photo by Julia M Cameron via Pexels

With spring in full swing + 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 + support community causes.

Large hauls

If you’ve got a lot to give, like clothing, furniture, appliances, entertainment, and toys, these organizations provide reused goods for those in need at affordable prices.


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


  • Donate diapers to The Diaper Train to aid young children in low-income families.
  • Give baby formula to Wake County parents impacted by the current formula shortage through this Facebook group.


  • 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.


  • Habitat for Humanity of Wake County uses donated equipment + furniture to build homes — whether you have leftovers from a project you didn’t complete or can reuse supplies from a remodel. It will also pick up pre-approved car donations.



  • Too many cans in your cupboard? 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.
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