Your Guide to Donating Your Lightly Used Items Locally


Making pre-move Donations? Here’s Where they can Help Locally. Moving is one way to help you realize how many belongings you really have. The process of having to sort and pack all your items can often leave you wanting to lighten your load before moving day arrives. If you’re thinking that some of your lightly used, or even unopened items might not be making the move with you, especially if you are downsizing, there are several local organizations that work to put your donations back to work right here in our local community.Whether you’re downsizing your home, looking to clear out some of your in-home storage space, or just need to find a new home for some of your items before moving day, we have compiled a list of some of the great local organizations that could greatly benefit from your donations, and some of them even offer local pick-up services for bulky items like furniture!   Cleaning out your Pantry? Transporting boxes full of pantry items, especially for a long move can be daunting. If you are looking for a way to put those items into the hands of some folks who really need them, here are a few options.

  • Move for Hunger: If you are moving with ADSI Moving Systems, we are partnered with the National Move For Hunger program to benefit the local Golden Harvest Food Bank. This is as simple as donating gets, just let us know before moving day that you will be making a donation and we will pick it up from you and donate it on your behalf. Here is a quick guide on how the program works.
  • CMONA: If you are looking to make a local donation on your own, or prefer to drop of your items, Community Ministries of North Augusta is a great place to start. Their Food Pantry is located at 646 E. Buena Vista Avenue in North Augusta. You can reach their office at 803.279.5771 to find out more about donation times.

Donating Outgrown Kids Items: Kids seem to outgrow things at an extremely rapid rate, including clothes, books, and toys! If you’re not sure what to do with all the items before you move, or just the items that have accumulated over time, here are  a few local places you might want to check out:

  • Helping Hands Thrift Store, part of the Columbia County Foundation for Children, in Appling, GA. Visit their website to learn more about their specific needs and how you can make your donations today.
  • Hope House a women and children’s shelter in Augusta, GA, is always on the look out for donations of items to benefit women and children. A list of items most needed can be found here.

Donating Various Household Items: If you have a variety of household goods that you need to donate, including gently used furniture and household appliances that still work? Check out some of these local organizations that can handle it all:

  • The Habitat Re-Store: Donate Lightly used Furniture or and working appliances, or some construction materials including doors, windows, and cabinets to the Augusta area Habitat restore. Our local Habitat Restore has  2 Locations,  Downtown 1004 Walton Way (706-364-7637, ) Or Habitat Re-Store West 3112 Washington Rd (706-426-8619, Visit their website to learn more about items accepted for donations or how to schedule a pickup for large donations.
  • Salvation Army Thrift Store accepts donations of clothing, furniture and other household goods at their various locations across the CSRA, you can even schedule a pickup and they will come pickup the items from your home.
  • The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Augusta: accepts donations of various unopened household and non-perishable food items. You can view a full wish list of items that will greatly benefit the families staying there while they seek care for their children. Contact them today (706.724.5901) to find out more information about whether or not your donations are suitable for their needs.
  • Family Promise of Augusta: Helping homeless families regain their independence. Permanently. If you would like to donate some of your gently used items, contact them directly or visit their website to see a list of some of their most sought after items including furniture and paper goods.