Where to Donate Bedding
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Where to Donate Bedding
My mother died recently and I am looking for a charity to donate
some bedding and kitchen items. I thought of the foster kids who
are going out on their own or battered women, but I could not find
anything by searching google or making calls. I live in North
Oakland and work in Berkeley and would like to find something easy
to get to.
If you can't find someone who wants it as bedding, you can donate it
to animal shelters like the Oakland SPCA -- they need old sheets and
towels for animal care and bedding.
Try Women's Refuge in Oakland. They work with women fleeing abusive
situations, and many women are starting new lives that need
everything from bedding to sanitary products to job interview
clothes. (510) 547-4663
Also, many humane societies will take old pillows, heating pads,
bedding and fur coats for the animals they rescue (and the baby
animals who need more warmth).
My daughter's Brownie troop would like to do a blanket and warm clothing drive for an
organization that distributes these type of items to people in need of them. Can
anyone recommend a good organization in this vein? Any guidelines on how these
things work? This is only our troop's second year and none of the parent helpers have
ever done anything like this before. The troop is located in Moraga and we'd like to
help out communities in our area, but finding any Bay Area organization in need of
these items would be great.
Two excellent organizations are Building Opportunities for Self Sufficiency and the Women's
Daytime Drop-in Center, both in Berkeley Anon
It's not in Moraga, but YEAH is currently asking for donations of clean blankets - twin size
only. They are located in Berkeley, and serve homeless young adults during the winter months.
They specifically need blankets (as well as socks, warm clothes, and rain ponchos). See
I spear-headed the coat drive for my daughter's school last year and I contacted
One Warm Coat. They will sent you a packet to help you get started as well as
charities that need the donations. You can go to their website and get most of the
information that you need. Good luck!
I have several queen sheet sets and bedding (with accent
pillows), blankets, towels etc. that I want to donate . . . but
to who? The Red Cross doesn't take this kind of donation,
Catholic Charities only wants twin bedding. Any suggestions?
Everything is in good to very good condition--I sewed away any
ThriftTown in El Sobrante sells their donated bedding, so I'm
quite certain they'll take it. I've never donated there (but
I've purchased quite a bit) so I don't know the donation process,
but I'm sure someone can help if you called there. Sorry, I
don't have the phone number.
The Emeryville Community Action Program (ECAP) takes all kinds
of household items, and distributes them to needy folks. They
are located at 3610 San Pablo (on the east side of the street,
just before the freeway over-pass)
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