During a big move, you realize you really have a lot more stuff than you need. Don’t let this stuff go to waste, donate it!
An excellent place to donate clothing to are thrift stores. There are plenty in this area, including Grace Centers of Hope located at 35 E. Huron Street, Pontiac, MI 48342 and you can contact them at 1-855-HELP-GCH. Clothing closets are also in high numbers in this county. Here you can find dozens of clothing closets right near you that accept donations to help the less fortunate.
One place that specifically accepts toys is the Oakland County Children’s Village. They are located at 1200 N. Telegraph Road, 63 West Pontiac, MI 48341 and you can call 248-858-4099 for any questions. The toys can range from anything like action figures to CD players to doll houses. Don’t throw away your old toys when you or your kids get too old. Provided that they are in good condition, another child in need could really enjoy it.
Access to books can really make a difference in the learning process of an individual. The Oakland Literacy Council is on a mission to improve literacy in their community by accepting book donations, as well as office and computer supplies. You can find them at 43700 Woodward Avenue, Suite 20, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302, and can call at 248-253-1617.
When you are moving out, don’t let all the leftover food you haven’t used be thrown away, give it to someone in need. Most places that allow you to donate food require it to be strictly nonperishable food items. This is not a terrible thing, but it reduces a lot of food that can be donated. Forgotten Harvest is a company that allows you to donate your fresh or packaged food. They are found at 21800 Greenfield Rd, Oak Park, MI 48237 and you can reach them at (248)-967-1500. Forgotten Harvest is one of the many food banks that are located throughout Oakland County. You can find many other locations here to find one closest to you.
Furniture is something many people don’t realize can be donated. Most of the time people just throw it out or take it to the dump when they are moving and don’t want it to be moved with them. Restore, a habitat for humanity organization accepts donations of furniture, appliances, cabinets, paint and all other items for home renovations. They have one location at 150 Osmun Street, Pontiac, MI 48342 and you can reach them at (248-338-8392). In addition, their second location is 28575 Grand River Avenue, Farmington, MI 48336 and their number is (248-442-2267).
All throughout Oakland County these non-profit companies can help you get rid of old stuff. While doing so, you help someone to receive something they need. If you are from this area and are deciding to move, donate what you don’t want, and have Zippy Shell help you move what you do want. The Zippy Shell of Mid Michigan covers the greater Mid Michigan, Oakland County, and Livingston County area, and we are here to help you.