Whether it is before the holidays, spring cleaning or after a growth spurt, we have those times of the year where we need to fill up some boxes and purge the house of things we no longer need.
But often times we are only left with the option of Goodwill. While that is a valid option, there are also plenty of local places that give back directly to the community in need. Some supporting mothers and children specifically.
We’ve compiled a list of places you can take your items no longer needed, and come recommended by other local 419 mamas.
*Always check their site for what they accept and hours before traveling there*
Mothers in Need- Oregon – MIN provides area Mother’s a helping hand up by providing free baby and child care items
Clothing Corral- Oak Harbor. Providing clothing to families in need.
Humane Society Thrift- money from their thrift store goes back into care for local animals.
Open Door of Delta– The Open Door of Delta offers assistance to the community in many different ways. When a family loses their belongings in a fire or a parent and children flee a domestic violence situation with only the clothing on their backs, we can help with clothing, household goods, cleaning supplies, personal care/bath supplies.
Free Thrift on Monroe St. – Providing items such as household and clothing for free!
Mom’s House – 5-star childcare center available to help low-income, single moms graduate from high school, technical school, and college
Brown Bag Food Project BG– limited non food donations
Family House- Family House offers a variety of programs and services designed to keep families together in the midst of crisis.
Heartbeat of Toledo- offering help for women and families in need through the Heart to Heart Parenting Education Program and pregnancy resources.
Sylvania Area Family Center- Direct Support through food, care items, youth and summer programs and other needs in the direct community.
The Fringe- BG – Clothing and other household Thrift Store items
Pregnancy Center of Greater Toledo- diapers, clothes and other baby things
Beauty Comes from the heart– formal dresses
Churches / Missions
Thanks to all the area moms who offered their personal suggestions and places that are near and special to them. NW Ohio Moms constructed this list based off of those suggestions.