How it works
“Wait? What? How does that work?”
Did you receive any Amazon boxes this holiday? You can use them to donate!
“But Inspect360, how does that work?”
Well it’s very simple.Let’s start at the very beginning…
Step 1: Sort!
Sort Before You Donate
Once the New Year arrives, most families take down holiday decorations and store them for the following year–but too often, there’s a sense of “sling it in there and worry about it later” when it comes to putting away Christmas ornaments, holiday linens and outdoor lighting.
This year, pay it forward: sort and de-clutter holiday decorations, linens and specialty cooking items as you store them. Cut the non-working, the tattered, and the tired from the herd as you put away holiday decorations. Has-been decor items can be recycled or donated; stained linens can be re purposed as cleaning cloths.
Do you have large items that you would like to donate but don’t know how?
Step 2: Donate!
1. Remove any lingering items from your Amazon delivery box — or any other old delivery box you might have.
2. Fill the delivery box with your unwanted household items — clothes, non-perishable food, etc. — but no liquids, ammunition, or fragile or otherwise-hazardous items. And stuff it fully.
3. Print a free shipping label from GiveBackBox.com and stick it on the box and just wait for your USPS carrier to pick it up! (You can also just take the box to a local UPS store, and they’ll do it all for you, if you don’t have a printer.)
A special tip: Don’t forget to ask for your tax-deductible receipt! It’s a donation and is treated as such by the IRS, as it should be.
Thanks thrillist.com for that great information.
Got Larger Items to Donate?
When You’ve Finished Sorting, Donate Your Access- and These Dallas Charities Will Pick Up Your Furniture and Other Large Items!
Dallas / Fort Worth Donation Pick Ups
Do you have large items that you are looking to donate, but don’t have the means to transport or are you just short on time? There are several non-profits in our area that will pick up your donations.
Arlington Urban Ministries (Arlington)-Pick up is available for furniture donations, please call 817-795-6379 for more information. Your donations help needy families in the Arlington area.
Brighter Tomorrows (Grand Prairie)-They need working household appliances including HD-Ready TV’s, or furniture that is not broken or has no stains or torn upholstery. Brighter Tomorrows does not have the capability to maintain or repair items. Due to Health Department regulations they are unable to accept mattresses. They cannot accept computers or computer peripherals and televisions. Furniture pickups available – call 972.254.4003.
Center for Transforming Lives (formerly the YWCA Fort Worth & Tarrant County) (Fort Worth)-Pick up is available for large items, call 817-377-0664 to schedule a pick up.
Christian Community Action (Lewisville, Flower Mound, Carrollton, The Colony)-To schedule a pick up you can use their on-line form or call 972-219-4304, your donations help the needy in our area.
Community Enrichment Center (North Richland Hills)-For large items (gently used furniture and/or working washers & dryers): Call 817-281-1164 x110 to arrange a free pick up of your donation. The pickup area is limited to Tarrant County and appointments are scheduled Monday-Friday.
Community Storehouse (Keller)-They offer donation pickup for gently used furniture. For questions, or to schedule a pickup, please call their office at 817-431-3340. They will pickup donations between Interstate 820 and Hwy 114 and east to west from Hwy 287 to Hwy 26.
Closing the Gap (Fort Worth)-They are able to pick up any donations that they are in need of. Please, no large appliances or furniture. Contact Shannon Kneeland at 817-438-8887 or email@example.com to arrange pickup.
Interfaith Housing Coalition (Dallas)-Pick ups are on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month and you must schedule a pick up time. To schedule a pick up email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include in your message your name, day-time phone number, the address of pick-up, and items you have for pick up. A primary furniture item, such as couch, table, or bed is required for all pick-up donations. If you are unsure of what qualifies, please contact them at email@example.com or at (469) 828-1812. Items with large tears, stained, or not on their list will not be accepted. Interfaith reserves the right to refuse items not needed.
Lancaster Outreach Center (Lancaster)-Only large items will be collected, clothes will be accepted if picking up large donation that will not fit in a car. Area served is Southwest Dallas County and Northern Ellis County, call 972-227-5117 for pick up.
LifeSavers Foundation (Richardson and Irving)-Pick up is available for large furnishings, please call their resale store to schedule a pick up. Richardson-972-669-9000, Irving-972-252-9000. You can make an on-line request for pickup here. Your donation helps pregnant women become self sufficient.
SafeHaven of Tarrant County(Fort Worth/Arlington)-Furniture, large appliances, and other large items are greatly appreciated. To schedule a pick up call 817-921-5898.
Salvation Army (Dallas/Fort Worth)-Call 1-800-SA-Truck for pick up of large items.
Samaritan House (Fort Worth)-Pick up can be provided for large items, contact Elvira Munoz at 817-332-6410 for more information.
The Family Place (Dallas)-Contact 214-358-0381 for pick-ups. Everything is accepted except for pianos, TVs, mattresses/box springs, drop down cribs, Christmas trees, and large appliances. No second floor pick ups.
World Relief Fort Worth (Fort Worth)-If you would like to schedule a donation pick-up please contact Anthony Campbell at 817-915-8912 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. They don’t take mattresses, bed frames, or clothes (except coats).
Thanks to http://givinggoodsdfw.com/ for that awesome list!