One of the most common questions we get asked by our customers is “what should I do with the stuff I don’t want to move”? For items that are in reasonable condition, consider donating these items to local charities. You’ll be helping those in need while reducing your packing requirements.
Decluttering and organizing for a move is a busy time. Here are a list of charities that will come to your home and pick up unwanted items.
Charities That Pick-Up
Big Brothers & Sisters
This charity picks up all over the Lower Mainland and Vancouver. They accept clothing, purses and backpacks, household items, children’s toys, books and games, videos, CD’s, electronics and small appliances, home decor, and portable exercise equipment
Diabetes Canada (Formerly Canadian Diabetes Association) Clothesline Program
This program picks up items all over the Lower Mainland and in Vancouver. They accept clothing, kitchenware, books, and toys
604-273-4332 or 1-800-654-1331 outside of the Lower Mainland
This charity picks up books, electronics, toys and games, sporting gear, pots and pans, CD’s, DVDs, records, stationary supplies, clothing, sleeping bags, towels and table linens.
Electronic Recycling Association
Era will accept almost any electronic you’ve got. From cables to full-size arcade games, computers, monitors, phone systems, and even software. They accept working electronics and also safely recycle non-working electronics.
Charity Car Program
This charity will pick up your vehicle and sale proceeds will go to one of the many different charities registered with this program. From BC Children’s Hospital to BCSPCA, the choice is yours.
Helping Families in Need
Helping Families picks up and distributes used household items to women in transition, single moms and dads on income assistance, new immigrant families, refugees, and needy families.
Homestart delivers used furniture and household items to enable recipients to establish a comfortable home. Acceptable items include small and large furniture, TV’s, radios, phones, lamps, rugs etc. No items with glass with be accepted.