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Donate Goods through donateNYC

Did you know that every year New Yorkers throw out nearly six million tons of waste, including items that could be reused? Instead, you can donate goods to local nonprofit organizations. By donating and reusing goods instead of discarding them, New Yorkers can greatly reduce waste, conserve energy and resources, save money, and help provide jobs and human services for New Yorkers in need.

donateNYC is a program of the NYC Department of Sanitation that helps New Yorkers give goods, find goods, and do good, with tools that make it easy to donate or find used goods. It is an essential part of NYC’s 0X30 initiative, helping New Yorkers reach the goal of sending zero waste to landfills by 2030. Residents can use donateNYC to give or find second-hand goods; businesses and nonprofits can exchange used goods; and local reuse organizations can join the donateNYC Partnership.

Local Flatiron donation locations include:

Housing Works, 157 East 23rd Street, between Third and Lexington Avenues, (347) 473-7400.

Housing Works is a healing community of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Their mission is to end the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS through relentless advocacy, the provision of lifesaving services, and entrepreneurial businesses that sustain their efforts. Housing Works accepts antiques, art, clothing, CDs and DVDs, books, furniture, housewares, jewelry and accessories. Drop off hours are Monday to Friday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. They also offer free furniture pickup

Room to Grow, 54 West 21st Street Suite 401, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, (212) 620-7800.

Room to Grow is dedicated to enriching the lives of babies born into poverty throughout their critical first three years of development. They accept baby carries, baby-proofing items, bathtubs, bibs, blankets, high chairs, playpens, children's clothing (up to size 5t), shoes (up to size 13), and strollers. Call to schedule an appointment for donation drop off.

For more information on NYC Department of Sanitation's donation programs and to find other nonprofit organizations and donation locations, visit

Another alternative is:

Crossroads, 24 West 26th Street, between Broadway and Sixth Avenue, (646) 398-7917.

At Crossroads, customers can sell their in-style, on-trend clothing and accessories for cash or trade credit on the spot, and help keep clothing out of landfill. Store hours are Monday through Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.



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