If you are starting the new year with a new look or preparing for spring cleaning in a couple of months, you might find yourself with boxes of items in good condition that you just don’t need anymore. While throwing them in the trash would be easiest, there’s no need to waste. Throwing them in the trash just takes up space in the local landfill. Instead, you have neighbors that just might need those things.
Waco has a heart for service.
There are multiple local organizations whose purpose is to serve and support those in our community that need help: help getting on their feet; help getting out of an abusive situation; help dealing with the unexpected; help taking care of themselves and those they love; help protecting and providing. This is how you can help!
Contact one or more of the organizations below to donate clean items in good condition. Even better, learn more about their work and check the linked sites for opportunities to volunteer.
- Family Abuse Center – Household items, cleaning supplies, mattresses, baby clothes & toys can be donated. Call 254.772.8999 to arrange drop-off.
- CareNet – Baby clothes & toys, toiletries, women’s clothes are needed. Email [email protected] for more information.
- Mission Waco – The Clothesline – Clothing can be donated at 1817 Franklin, Tues-Fri 10:30am-5:30pm, Sat 9am-4pm.
- Mission Waco – Meyer Center – Personal hygiene items, refillable water bottles, and new socks can be donated at the Meyer Center, 1226 Washington, Mon-Thurs, 7:30am-1pm, 4:00-5:00pm; Fri 7:30am-11:30am; Sat 7:00-10:00am.
- Mission Waco Programs – Sports equipment, arts & crafts supplies, party decorations – Call 254-753-4900 or email [email protected] to learn about current needs and drop-off location.
- Shepherd’s Heart – Things from the Heart – Clothing, housewares, toys, electronics, & furniture can be donated during store hours at 4014 Bosque (in Fairgate Shopping Center), Mon-Sat, 9am-6pm.
- Caritas – Hidden Treasures – Clothing, housewares, furniture, & electronics can be donated at both stores: Waco at 3912 Bosque Blvd. & Bellmead at 3016 Bellmead Dr. Both stores are open Monday-Saturday, 10:00 am- 6:00 pm.