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The Ultimate Donation Guide For Portland

Updated: Apr 3

Congratulations on successfully decluttering your belongings! However, once you have sorted out the items that no longer serve you, the next challenge is figuring out what to do with them.


To make this process easier and more enjoyable for you, we have created the PDX Donation Guide. Our free guide is designed to help you donate, recycle, and resell your items in greater Portland, Oregon. We have included over 30 organizations that will properly dispose of your unusable items, resell your higher-value items, and accept your donations.


Our guide is organized into nine categories, and we even have a list of national organizations if you are not in the PDX area.

  • Clothing + Toys + Household

  • Books + Arts & Crafts

  • Electronics

  • Chemicals + Plastics

  • Paid Hauling Services

  • Community + Social

  • Thrift Stores

  • Resale

  • National Organizations


A Good Starting Point


Below are a few wonderful national donation suggestions that can help you unload your donations and put them toward worthy causes.

1. Local Professional Home Organizers: Contact your local professional home organizers and inquire if they can take away your unwanted items or if they know of places that accept donations. A quick Google search for "home organizer near me" can help you find the right contacts.


2. School District Clothing Closets: Many school districts have clothing closets available where you can donate clothes to benefit students or families in need.



3. ThredUP Donation Program: ThredUP offers a donation program where they send you a donation bag with a shipping label. You can fill it with clothes you wish to donate and send it back to them.

4. H&M Garment Recycling Program: H&M has a garment recycling initiative where you can bring in unwanted clothing from any brand and in any condition. As a thank-you, you can receive a coupon for your next purchase.

5. The North Face: The North Face accepts used garments and footwear from any brand in any condition. They partner with Soles4Souls, a charity that distributes shoes and clothing to those in need. Drop off your items at any North Face retail or outlet store in the U.S., Germany, or Canada.

6. Madewell: Madewell takes any brand or style of jeans in any condition. They collaborate with Cotton's Blue Jeans Go Green program, which repurposes denim to create housing insulation, thus diverting it from landfills.


Portland Donations For A Positive Impact


Donating, recycling, and reselling can be rewarding, and we hope our guide can help you find the perfect home for your unwanted items. Remember to research the organizations you plan to support, ensuring they are reputable and aligned with your values. Additionally, consider the impact and transparency of your donations. Many nonprofits share reports on how they utilize donations to make a difference in the community.


By using this donation guide, you can make a positive impact in Portland and contribute to the betterment of the city and its residents. Happy giving.

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