When new appliance technology hits the market, many homeowners are eager to reach for their wallets. New technology means convenience, energy savings, and a shiny new product to be placed in your kitchen or laundry room.
When obtaining a new appliance, the question becomes what should you do with your old ones? As long as they are in good working condition, any of the following charitable organizations may wish to take them off your hands.
Furniture Donation Pick Up
If you’ve been searching online ‘where can I donate appliances,’ and keep coming up empty-handed, let your first port of call be Furniture Donation Pick Up by Christian Army.
This charitable organization picks up all appliance donations in good working order free of charge. They can also provide donation receipts if necessary, and all donations are tax-deductible.
Rather than have the hassle of having to drop your appliance off anywhere, Christian Army charity workers will bring their muscle power directly to your home or business.
The Harbor Ministries
The Harbor Ministries is a Houston area donation pick-up service that runs regular pick-up routes weekly throughout Houston.
As long as your appliance is in working order, kept out of the elements, and dry, they will happily take your fridges, washing machines, dryers, and more, off your hands. The Harbor Ministries is located on the Spencer Highway in the heart of South Houston.
Habitat for Humanity
Like Furniture Donation Pick Up, Habitat for Humanity is a charity that regularly picks up whiteware and other appliances from addresses throughout Houston. They offer free donation pick-up, charitable receipts, and an easy booking service.
However, some donation minimums may apply, so consider getting rid of other unused items at the same time.
Houston is home to a number of churches and 37 mega churches – more than any other city in the United States. While not all churches will accept appliance donations, there are plenty that will.
Contact your nearest church and find out if they have a need for any appliances you have to offer. If they don’t, they might know who will. By donating appliances to a church, they can make sure they get to members of their congregation in need.
Responsible Appliance Disposal (RAD)
If you’ve noticed that your appliance is not in the best working condition, donating to a charitable organization may not be an option. If it’s of no use to you, it won’t be of use to anyone else. Fortunately, you’re not stranded with a large fridge or washing machine taking up space in your home.
The Responsible Appliance Disposal Program has been set up to make sure you can recycle your appliance the ‘RAD’ way. There are members in Texas, and many of them can pick up old refrigerated appliances from your home, sometimes even with a financial incentive.
If there is no RAD member near you, your local scrap metal retailer may be able to take unwanted appliances off your hands.
As inconvenient as it might seem to have an old appliance taking up space in your home, it doesn’t have to be there for long. There are plenty of charitable organizations, such as Furniture Donation Pick Up, that will collect them from your home and make sure they reach someone in need.
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