4 Charities to Donate to When Decluttering This Holiday Season

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Enjoying the company of loved ones and exchanging gifts make the season bright. But the holidays also offer an opportunity for hospitality and small acts of kindness. If you come across gently used belongings during your home and office winter decluttering, we encourage you to consider donating them to charitable organizations. Your contribution, no matter how small, helps support your community and spreads cheer this holiday season.

As a sustainable moving and storage team, Able Moving & Storage collaborates with local charities to donate gently used furniture and belongings. Since 1987, our team has been dedicated to sustainable moving and storage solutions, supporting local communities, and customer satisfaction. To learn more about the organizations we support and our eco-friendly moves, call (703) 330-3772 today. 

Below, we discuss local organizations that we support and encourage you to donate to: 

The Salvation Army 

For over a century, the Salvation Army has been a steadfast source of assistance to individuals and families facing hardship. Operating in over 133 countries, this organization annually supports 23 million Americans. Salvation Army Thrift Stores are an extension of their services and accept donations of gently used furniture and appliances to resell at affordable prices. The revenue generated from local stores sustains Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Centers, which offer assistance to individuals grappling with addiction.

If your corporate office is upgrading supplies after a relocation or your family is parting with gently used furniture, Able Moving & Storage recommends that you contact a local Salvation Army to donate.  

Second Story

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Based in Northern Virginia, Second Story transforms the lives of children, youth, and their families by providing safe havens from homelessness, abuse, and poverty. Second Story’s successful history of youth services and support dates back to 1972, and your donation of new and gently used items contributes to continuing that history. 

Able Moving & Storage proudly supports Second Story. When you move with us, you are also supporting Second Story and its missions. Items labeled for disposal but in good condition are often donated to their facilities. During this holiday, if you have items from their list of immediate needs, we recommend donating them to Second Story. 


With over 150 independent stores nationwide, Goodwill donation centers play a crucial role in supporting your town and promoting sustainability. Their community-based stores sell affordable, second-hand items, and the revenue generated from these sales funds their job training and employment programs. Goodwill has been a household name for over 120 years and provides a meaningful opportunity to rehome your gently used belongings and contribute to your community’s well-being. 

House of Mercy

Located in Manassas, VA, House of Mercy is a comprehensive donation hub, encompassing a food pantry, thrift store, and donation center. Proceeds from their local thrift store and donations to their food pantry contribute to their mission of feeding those less fortunate. If you’re decluttering your home or office and have new and used items in good condition, consider gifting them to House of Mercy’s donation center. Accepted items include: 

  • Clothes 
  • Toys
  • Jewelry 
  • Wall art 
  • DVDs and CDs
  • Furniture

Contact House of Mercy today for more information on how you can help your community support through donating used items. 

Sustainable Moving and Storage in Northern Virginia! 

Support your community this holiday season by donating unwanted yet gently used items to the local charities aligned with Able Moving & Storage. As a premier moving and storage services provider, our team proudly supports Northern Virginia non-profits and sustainability efforts. Call (703) 330-3772 today for more information on our donation process or to receive a free quote on your next move.

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