New Year, Less Stuff: Where to Donate Unused Items Near You

New Year, Less Stuff: Where to Donate Unused Items Near You

December 27 2023

During the holiday break, many locals are taking advantage of the extra time to tackle a few honey-do's on their list, such as decluttering the home. But what to do with all of your unused items? Donate them close to home!

Donating unused items to local nonprofits not only declutters your home, but also helps neighbors in need. Whether it's clothing that no longer fits, home appliances that are rarely used, or toys that your children have outgrown, these items can make a significant difference in someone else's life. This act of giving not only fosters a sense of community but also promotes sustainability by giving a second life to items that would otherwise be discarded. It's a practical way to embody the holiday spirit of sharing and caring.

These local nonprofits regularly accept unused items, which are either given to those who need a helping hand or resold to generate revenue for programs that support our neighbors in need. Before stopping by with your items, confirm holiday donation drop-off hours.
Clothed by Faith
Clothed by Faith carefully selects, lovingly packages and proudly distributes one week’s worth of gently used clothing and shoes to those in need in Houston and the surrounding areas, including Katy. While their task is to supply clothing, their mission is to provide dignity for children and adults in need of the confidence and comfort fresh clothing can provide. To learn more about Clothed by Faith, visit their website or call 281-676-8837.
Fort Bend Women's Center
The Fort Bend Women's Center (FBWC) aims to support survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and their children to achieve safety and self-sufficiency, while striving to prevent violence against women. FBWC equips them with the emotional, psychological and practical skills and resources to create a hopeful, safe, independent life free of abuse. When a survivor and their children arrive at FBWC, many times, they only have the clothes on their back, much less items they will need to begin rebuilding their lives, free of abuse. For more information about the Fort Bend Women's Center, visit their website or call 281-344-5750.
The Hope Chest Resale Market - Katy
Located off the Grand Parkway near Freeman Road, The Hope Chest Resale Market - Katy is a 21,000 square-foot warehouse and boutique shopping area that benefits the programs of Cy-Hope to "make life better for kids". This unique marketplace breaks the mold of the traditional resale store, selling a wide variety of gently used items from clothing to furniture. For more information about the The Hope Chest Resale Market - Katy, please visit their website or call 832-916-4585
Hope Impacts
Hope Impacts connect those experiencing homelessness with organizations that provide safe housing, showers, meals, food pantries, medical services, dental services, and  more. To learn more about Hope Impacts, visit their website or call 713-705-7884.
Katy Christian Ministries
Katy Christian Ministries (KCM) is a Social Service non-profit serving the Katy/West Houston. KCM has Social Service Departments that offer emergency financial assistance, Food Pantry, a Crisis Center that houses the Domestic Abuse Center and the Sexual Assault Center, Resale Store, and Donation Center. For more information about KCM, visit their website or call 281-391-5261.

By Tiffany Krenek, My Neighborhood News 
Tiffany Krenek has been on the My Neighborhood News team since August 2021. She is passionate about curating and sharing content that enriches the lives of our readers in a personal, meaningful way. A loving mother and wife, Tiffany and her family live in the West Houston/Cypress region.

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