Great organization to donate your clothes/furniture to

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I am in the process of re-furnishing my apartment and have some items that I could easily sell for a profit but let’s be real…ain’t nobody got time for that.  So, I take the route I always take and donate.  I live in downtown Manhattan so lugging around clothes or other bulky items is not an option.  We have a donation pick-up at my building which is great.  Or so I thought.

I just found out that my building uses the Salvation Army who is a fairly anti-gay organization.  And by fairly I mean THEY ARE ANTI-GAY.  Housing Works is a great organization that helps people who have AIDS or HIV.   Here is their mission statement:

OUR MISSION Housing Works is a healing community of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Our mission is to end the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS through relentless advocacy, the provision of lifesaving services, and entrepreneurial businesses that sustain our efforts.

They are NYC based and offer furniture pick-up in the area.   Check out their website here.

Click here for some other great places to donate your items to.  This list is from Apartment Therapy.com and they have everything covered from text books to art.

Click here to see why we don’t like the Salvation Army.

A bit of a random post but the moral of the story is that we should all make informed decisions when conducting any sort of business.  The more we support pro-equality businesses, the better.

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