80+ Ways to Donate What You Have to Charity

We all have an excess of at least one thing on this list :) Philanthropy can take on many forms!

I have given my time and sewing expertise to Yessenias Dream Dress drive. They provide prom dresses for students who don't have the money to buy a prom dress.

You can donate your time at a food bank or your professional services. Here are some ideas, some are local some are national, and some are very unique. What can you do?

  1. cleaning supplies 
  2. books
  3. time
  4. Sewing skills
  5. a meal
  6. reading glasses
  7. airline miles
  8. gift cards
  9. craft supplies and yarn
  10. fabric
  11. bicycles
  12. an old car
  13. household items
  14. paint
  15. Appliances
  16. Refrigerators
  17. Freezers
  18. Stoves/ovens (gas and electric)
  19. Dishwashers (NEW ONLY) *
  20. Range hoods/range tops
  21. Microwave ovens
  22. Water heaters (NEW ONLY)
  23. Furnaces (NEW ONLY)
  24. Washers and dryers
  25. Air conditioners
  26. Architectural Items
  27. Columns
  28. Fireplace mantel
  29. Porch posts/staircase posts
  30. Athletic and Exercise Equipment
  31. Cabinets and Countertops
  32. Doors
  33. Residential interior, exterior, bi-fold, and raised panel doors
  34. Sliding glass doors 
  35. Electrical and Electronics
  36. All residential items
  37. Smoke/Co detectors (NEW ONLY)
  38. Light bulbs (NEW ONLY) 
  39. Flooring, Carpet and Tile
  40. Carpet and carpet padding 
  41. Vinyl tile, sheet vinyl, linoleum 50 sq. ft. minimum of new material boxed and clean with no adhesives present
  42. Hardwood or parquet flooring
  43. Laminate with no adhesives present (NEW ONLY)
  44. Porcelain, ceramic, travertine, stone 
  45. Furniture
  46. Entertainment centers and TV stands on a limited basis
  47. Hardware 
  48. Vents
  49. Home Decor
  50. Housewares 
  51. Lighting
  52. Interior and exterior wall lights, sconces, lamps, chandeliers, track lighting, and bathroom lights
  53. Ceiling fans (NEW ONLY)
  54. Lumber
  55. Plywood
  56. Insulation in packaging (NEW ONLY)
  57. Masonry 
  58. Bricks 
  59. Concrete blocks
  60. Office Supplies
  61. File cabinets, office chairs, small conference tables and misc office supplies
  62. Plumbing Fixtures
  63. Sinks all types 
  64. Bathroom vanities, counter-tops, and medicine cabinets
  65. Bathtubs in good condition (NEW ONLY)
  66. Shower enclosures with all components (NEW ONLY)
  67. Toilets (NEW ONLY)
  68. Plumbing hardware
  69. Pipe PVC / Metal / Copper, supplies and fittings
  70. Roofing Materials and Gutters
  71. New shingles
  72. Rolls of roofing material
  73. New roofing and gutter materials
  74. Vinyl siding and accessories
  75. Tools, Lawn, and Garden
  76. Hand or power tools in working condition
  77. Fencing new or in reusable condition
  78. Rakes, shovels, lawn and garden supplies,
  79. Outdoor furnitureGrills/BBQs Lawn mowers, snow blowers, and leaf blowers
  80. Safety SuppliesAll types of safety equipment (NEW ONLY)
  81. Windows and Screens
  82. goat
  83. medical equipment
  84. A Prom Dress