Sorting your belongings is one of the most important steps of the moving process. However, if you find items you don't want to bring with you to your new home, you don't have to throw them away. The Winnipeg long-distance movers at Winnipeg moving have compiled a list of local donation centers and charitable organizations that will accept your belongings. These organizations will either donate them to those in need or resell them, donating the proceeds to people who need a little extra help. Donating your unwanted items not only helps your neighbors but also keeps your items out of a landfill. Here are some of the most trusted organizations, as recommended by our residential movers in Winnipeg. 

Salvation Army

Founded over 100 years ago, the Salvation Army exists to meet the needs of every person without discriminating against them. It was created to collect unwanted household items and resell them in a thrift store setting. The proceeds are used to fund the Salvation Army's programs, services, and relief efforts. Some of the items they accept are:

  • ‚ÄčAccessories
  • Antiques & Collectibles
  • Clothing and Textiles
  • Computers
  • Electronics
  • Housewares
  • Media & Books
  • Seasonal Items
  • Toys

They are currently not accepting donations of large furniture items due to COVID-19. You can donate or schedule a pick-up by visiting their website.

 Habitat for Humanity ReStores

Unlike other thrift stores, Habitat for Humanity ReStores are focused on providing quality new and used building materials at affordable prices. The proceeds from these items are used to fund local Habitat building projects, focusing on low-income individuals and communities. They accept a range of items, including:

  • Kitchen Backsplashes, Cabinets, Etc.
  • Windows and Doors
  • Paint and Hardware
  • Home Decor 
  • Lumber and Tools
  • Light Fixtures
  • Appliances and Furniture
  • Tiles

You can contact your local store to learn more about their donation process or schedule a pick-up by visiting their online store locator

Canadian Goodwill

The mission of the Canadian Goodwill is two-fold: one, to provide men and women living with challenges with jobs to improve their confidence and teach them needed skills. Two, to use the profits to improve the lives of Manitobans by donating to worthy causes. They accept a wide range of items. Some of these items include:

  • Clothing, Linen, Bedding
  • Children's Toys
  • Gently-Used Furniture
  • large Appliances
  • Shoes, Purses, and other Accessories
  • Yard Equipment

You can find a complete list of acceptable items, as well as items they won't accept, by visiting their website. There, you can also find a list of drop-off locations and information to schedule a donation pick-up. 

Furniture Bank

If you have unwanted furniture, donate them to a local Furniture Bank. Furniture Banks provide furniture to families in need, including the unemployed, those who were once homeless, battered women and children, immigrants, and other individuals who have housing without furniture. They accept all types of furniture that are in good condition, such as:

  • Chairs
  • Beds
  • Tables
  • Sofas

Savers

Savers is a chain of secondhand thrift stores operating across Canada, the United States, and Australia that partners with other local nonprofit organizations. Unlike traditional thrift stores, they buy their stock from these smaller nonprofits, paying a fair price for the unsold items and funding community programs off of the proceeds. Savers stores accept the following:

  • Backpacks and Purses
  • Bed & Bath
  • Books & Media
  • Clothing & Shoes
  • Electronics
  • Exercise & Sporting Goods
  • Games & Toys
  • Housewares
  • Small Appliances and Furniture

You can find your local Winnipeg store and learn more about this unique organization by visiting their website.

Learn More About Winnipeg Moving's Professional Moving Services

Now that you've learned where to donate your unwanted items let our residential movers in Winnipeg make the rest of your move as easy as possible. For almost 50 years, Winnipeg Moving & Storage has provided professional moving solutions throughout the area. As an agent of Allied Van Lines, we have the resources to make any move seamless, whether you're moving long-distance or across town. Contact us today to learn more about our moving services, including packing, vehicle shipping, and custom crating.