CLOTHING DONATIONS

The Donation Process:

Whether you’re moving, reorganizing the house, have kids that grew out of their clothes or you’re just spring cleaning…have you ever considered donating those items to the Purple Heart Foundation? We’ll take them!

It’s fast, free, better for the environment, supports veterans and is tax deductible for you! It’s a win-win situation, all the way around!

When you donate your new and gently used items to the Purple Heart Foundation, local thrift shops sell them in their stores and donate the revenue back to the Purple Heart Foundation so we may provide valuable services and resources for veterans across the country.

The process is easy and convenient, and your donation is tax-deductible! Just collect the items you want to donate, schedule your pickup, and set them outside on your scheduled pickup date. Just make sure your boxes or bags have “Purple Heart Foundation” and “DONATION” written on them and they’re easy to get to for our drivers. You don’t even have to be home when the drivers come to pickup. They’ll leave your receipt on the front door for you to file away at your convenience.

Not only is it easy, but you can rest knowing your donation will provide much-needed services to our combat-wounded veterans.

Collect Your Items

Simply pack the items you want to donate in boxes or bags. Write “Purple Heart Donation” in large letters on the outside.

Schedule Your Pickup

Call or click to schedule your convenient at-home pickup or to drop your donation off at one of the applicable locations.

Set It & Forget It

On pickup day, leave your donation outside your front door. Our driver will promptly pick up and leave your tax receipt at the door!

Pick-Up Locations:

Michigan

(Detroit / Southeast)

(734) 728-4560

PurpleHeartDetroit@donatestuff.com

www.Detroit.DonateStuff.com

Arizona

(Phoenix)

(480) 218-1425

www.DesertThrift.org

Texas

(Houston Area)

(713) 685-4500

www.Houston.DonateStuff.com

D.C. | MD | NJ |

NY | PA | VA

(888) 944-3767

www.PurpleHeartPickup.org

For a list of drop-off locations please CLICK HERE.

Purple Heart Desert Thrift Shop:

*Mesa, Arizona Only*

 

Check out our 2 locations and over 30,000 feet of clean, gently used merchandise including clothes, furniture, baby items, antiques and more. Whether you’re donating or buying, your quality, gently used items will help veterans in crisis.

Desert Thrift - Main St Location V2

GREENFIELD & MAIN

4517 East Main Street, Mesa, Arizona 85205, United States

To contact us, call: (480) 218-1425

To schedule your local furniture donation pickup, call: (480) 579-1574.

Hours:

Tuesday – Saturday: 9 AM – 5 PM

Donation drop off :

Monday: 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Tuesday – Saturday: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM 

Desert Thrift Shop - Apache Junction

APACHE JUNCTION

2540 Apache Trail, Apache Junction, AZ 85120

Hours:

Tuesday – Saturday: 9 AM – 5 PM

Donation drop off :

**Not available at this location.**

TESTIMONIAL

My brother and I lost our parents months apart and had an entire house full of items, 65 years’ worth of our parents’ worldly possessions that we now were faced with what to do. We knew my parents of course would want them donated. Since my father was a veteran what better cause then the Purple Heart Foundation. Thankfully I stumbled upon GreenDrop. From my first phone call with Linda to my meeting with Colleen, they made such a daunting, overwhelming task less stressful. I definitely knew we made the right choice in selecting GreenDrop and their Concierge Service. On the day the truck arrived at my parent’s house, out jumped Michael, Patrick and Shane. All three introduced themselves with smiles and were nothing but respectful and polite while lugging boxes and furniture out of the house for over 5 hours. Although the entire process was bittersweet, watching our childhood home get packed into a truck, my brother and I knew that no doubt the Purple Heart Foundation was the right choice. Thank you for all that you do!

 

Linda & Louis M.
Clark, NJ
February 2020

Frequently Asked Questions:

Acceptable Items

Acceptable GreenDrop donation items include the following:

Clothing & Shoes

All men’s, women’s, children and infant clothing including outerwear, underwear, shoes and boots, jackets, ties, shirts, dresses, blouses, sweaters, pants, hats, gloves, handbags, purses, raincoats and overcoats, swimsuits, sandals, shorts, sleepwear, jeans, T-shirts and formal wear.

Household Items

Cosmetics and toiletries (unopened), eyeglasses and sunglasses, artificial flowers and trees, umbrellas, yarns and material, knick-knacks, antiques,  jewelry, luggage, buttons, musical instruments, towels, area rugs-6×9 or smaller, Christmas and seasonal decorations, novelties, framed pictures and paintings, yard tools, hardware tools, bedding, draperies, blankets, bedspreads, quilts, sheets, pillows and pillowcases.

Kitchenware

Cookware and bakeware, dishes, utensils, flatware, silverware, pots and pans, Tupperware, glasses and cups, serving plates and trays, and canning jars.

Games/Toys

Fisher-Price and Little Tikes items, bicycles, tricycles, board and other games, stuffed animals, software for PlayStation, Xbox, and Wii.

Small Appliances

Irons and ironing boards, sewing machines, microwaves, clocks, hairdryers, electric griddles, blenders, coffee makers and toasters.

Electronics

Flat-screen TV’s, computer items including towers, printers, flat-screen monitors, hard drives, software and accessories, telephones, smartphones, answering machines, portable copiers, fax machines, calculators, stereos, DVD players, video cameras and equipment and radios.

Sporting Goods

Camping equipment, roller blades, ice skates, golf clubs, baseball, football, basketball, ice hockey, soccer, tennis, lacrosse equipment and accessories, skiing equipment and boots and fitness items.

Books, CDs & Videos

Hardback, paperback and children’s books, CDs, DVDs, Blue Ray movies, electronics, books and record albums.

Small Furniture

Solid wood furniture weighing less than 50 pounds such as end tables, coffee tables, lamps, nightstands, wooden chairs, rocking chairs, stools, and plant stands.

 

Note: All items are subject to GreenDrop driver discretion.

Unacceptable Items

Items we cannot accept:

Large Appliances

Dishwashers, dryers, washers, heaters, stoves, refrigerators and AC units.

Electronics

All tube TVs and tube computer monitors.

Furniture

No particle board, wicker furniture, soiled furniture or furniture exceeding 50 pounds including: bedroom sets; dining room sets; living room sets; office desks and related furniture; upholstered furniture; loveseats and futons; mirrors; dressers/chest of drawers; storage trunks; entertainment centers; pool and ping-pong tables; sofas; couches and pianos.

Household Items

BBQ grills and tanks, carpets, fans, bottles, cans, liquids and food, crutches and walkers, wheelchairs and scooters, gas tools, hangers, auto rims, tires, ramps, exercise equipment, scrap items, lawn mowers, gas weed eaters and edger’s.

Beds

Frames, head and footboards, rollaways and cots, box springs, mattresses or convertible beds and waterbeds.

Books

Encyclopedias, magazines, periodicals and newspapers.

Baby Items

Bassinets, car seats, carriages, changing tables, playpens, baby walkers, high chairs and strollers

Is there a weight limit on items being donated?

All donated items should weigh 50 pounds or less (an amount drivers or attendants can safely lift).

What happens if I put out items for pick-up that are unacceptable?

For your convenience, please review our detailed list of Unacceptable Items to ensure your donations meet the requirements before dropping off at one of our convenient locations or calling to schedule a home pick-up.

Whether or not items donated meet the acceptable donation item standards during a home pick-up, is up to the discretion of the driver.

Are clothing donations tax-deductible?

YES. After donations have been received, a tax receipt will be provided directly to you. The IRS requires Donors to provide the value of the items donated.

IRS guidance may be obtained at: WWW.IRS.GOV

What is the Free Home Clean-Out Service?

GreenDrop Home Clean-Out service is a free service that helps you recycle, re-purpose and donate large volumes of clothing and household items that you no longer need – it’s fast and it’s easy! We send out our professional Concierge to consult with you on the items we can accept and help you prepare for our Drivers who come to your home, pack and remove your donation.

The Free Home Clean-Out Service is targeted to donors with large volume donations due to:

  • Preparing for a Move
  • Downsizing (Empty Nesters)
  • Transition into Assisted Living Facilities
  • Death in the Family
  • Executors looking for assistance removing leftover items from an Estate Sale
  • Home Clean-Outs

To speak with one of our concierge specialists, please contact our Free House Clean Out department via email at concierge@gogreendrop.com and include your name, phone number, address and description of the service you need.  You can also reach us by telephone at 1-888-575-7700.

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