It is likely that a trash collector or local landfill will be the beneficiary of your discarded furniture unless you proactively donate it to charity. Fortunately, there is an abundance of established charity organizations where you can donate furniture in NJ that will gladly take your unwanted items. Some will even pick up your gently used furniture pieces free of charge and provide you with an on-the-spot receipt for tax purposes.
The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army NJ is one of the nation's most well known and trusted charities. In many cities and states, you can bring your old furniture, in good condition, to any one of a dozen Salvation Army donation drop-off locations listed on its website. Donations are sold at one of the charity's thrift shops or received by an individual or family in need.
The Salvation Army often will also pick up your old furniture. Call the phone number on the Salvation Army's website at least one to two weeks before the day you would like a pick-up. Whether you drop off your donated furniture or have it picked up, you will receive a receipt for tax purposes.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity has ReStores that will take your gently used furniture. Each ReStore sells donated furniture and other goods to the general public to generate funds for Habitat for Humanity's charitable home-building projects. Because the furniture is resold, all donations must be in very good condition. You can find out if your furniture meets ReStore's standards and learn about pick-up and drop-off information by phone or via Habitat.org.
Vietnam Veterans of America
The Vietnam Veterans of America takes donations of used furniture in fair to excellent condition to help and support hospitalized, disabled and homeless vets. You can schedule a furniture pickup online or via telephone through the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 510 in Cedar Grove. A tax deduction receipt will be given to you by the driver at pickup.
There are several lesser known charities located throughout New Jersey that are more than willing to accept your furniture donations. You can contact a small local or one of your favorite charities that pick up donations NJ for information on how to donate. You can also try one of the following via telephone or online: Interfaith Furnishings of Randolph, the Greystone Park Association Thrift Shop, Market Street Mission Thrift Store, The Institute of Jewish Humanities, and The Junior League Nearly New Shop.
Based in New Jersey, Jeff Lockshin has been writing sales/marketing brochures since 1992. Lockshin writes articles related to business, marketing, fastener technology, Christian ministry and golf for various websites. He has a Bachelor of Arts in business administration from Bloomfield College.