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Solutions that Work: Where to Donate

Today is day 10 of the Solutions that Work series. A friend of mine told me she'd be more willing to get rid of her things if she knew where they were going, so she suggested some nonprofit organizations that accept donations.

When deciding whether to keep an item you don't use or give it to someone who can, please consider making a donation. Here is information you can use to connect with organizations in need of your gently used goods.

Donation Town is on online site for finding and scheduling a pick up of donations at your home. You enter your zip code, and then, you are provided the name of local charities that will pick up unwanted clothing and household item. The best part is that you can leave your donated items on the curb and the charity of your choice will pick them up—you don’t even have to be home.

For those of you in the Indianapolis area, here are some additional options to consider:


Birthline provides material assistance to pregnant and parenting mothers.

1400 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Donations accepted Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Birthline will accept clean gently-used maternity clothes and baby clothing (newborn through 2T). Refer to the complete list for specific needs.

Dress for Success Indianapolis

Dress for Success’ mission is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

820 N. Meridian Street

Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

(317) 940-3737

Dress for Success will accept interview appropriate and professional suits, blouses, shoes, and accessories. Information online explains how to donate.

The Jillian Center

Since 1975, The Julian Center has been supporting victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other life crises.

2011 N. Meridian Street

Indianapolis, IN 46202

(317) 941-2200 Donations accepted Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Jillian Center's list of urgently needed items is extensive.

Wheeler Mission Ministries

Wheeler is a non-denominational, Christian, social services organization, which provides critically needed goods and services to the homeless, poor, and needy of central Indiana

Donation barns are located at churches around the city.

Items needed at Wheeler Mission Ministries are listed online.

You can also give items to organizations that use donations for charity resale:

When making donations to charitable organizations, remember to ask for a receipt as your donations are tax deductible.

This is not an exhaustive list of organizations accepting donations. I hope you are able to find a good second home for the things you no longer need.

This wrap up the 10-day Solutions that Work series. If you found it helpful, please share. If you have questions or want more information on how I can help you get organized, please contact me directly at 317-407-4215 or

Check out all the Solutions that Work series posts.

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