Shelters, Charities, and Centers to Donate to in Mid-Michigan


Whether it be a resolution, necessity, spring-inspired goal or a Marie Kondo inspired aspiration, all of us have found ourselves at one point or another wanting to de-clutter, minimalize, find joy or simply get rid of a few things we no longer need.

Then you will be happy to know that there are numerous local organizations that will gladly put your items to good use. And with your donation these organizations provide countless programs and services to the Mid-Michigan area and those that live here. It’s a win-win, you offload a few unneeded items and they in turn help so many.

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Catholic Charities of Genesee and Shiawassee Counties

Goodwill Donation Centers – multiple locations

Make a Wish Michigan

The Salvation Army Family Store & Donation Center – multiple locations

Foster Closet of Tuscola County

Habitat For Humanity ReStore

Goodwill Donation Centers – multiple locations

Make a Wish Michigan

The Salvation Army Family Store & Donation Center – multiple locations

Tuscola Behavioral Health Systems

To help make donating items go smoothly, here are a few donation courtesies:

  1. Clothing and accessories should be in nearly-new or gently-used condition.
  2. Please only donate items that are in working condition. Throw away anything that is broken or non-functioning.
  3. Organizations greatly appreciate every donation. Unfortunately, due to safety, legal, and/or environmental concerns, many cannot accept some items. Double check prior to dropping items off or arranging for a pickup.

Do you know of any organizations that accept donations that we should include?
Please leave a comment below, so we can add them above.


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Courtney Cox
Courtney lives in Grand Blanc. She's married to Matt, and they have two very smart, energetic, and involved kids, Walker and Tenley. Courtney is a working mom who spends her days teaching High School Biology and English. She thrives on being busy, but also struggles with finding a good balance. She loves working with people, but definitely is inspired when she is interacting with young people. In her free time....just kidding she doesn't have free time, but she does love to go to concerts and catch up with friends and family. Favorite things include Michigan football, college basketball, scented candles, any beach, campfires, traveling and spontaneous dance parties.


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