Consider an AMVETS donation pick up to get rid of your unwanted, but usable, items. Your donation will help those in your community as well as veterans and active military.
What is AMVETS
AMVETS is an organization that was formed to support for veterans as well as those active in the military. The nonprofit entity also provides services in the community that enhance the quality of life for all citizens in the nation.
Donating to AMVETS
Items donated to AMVETS go to thrift stores across the country to be resold at a reasonable price. The profit made on the goods helps fund the veteran programs. The items are used by those needing them. The thrift stores also are a source for jobs for those living in the community. When you donate goods to AMVETS, you will be given a tax deductible receipt for your donation.
Items that are accepted as donations include:
- Clothing for men, women and children
- Household goods
If you have an item that you would like to donate but are unsure whether AMVETS will accept it as a donation, it is best to call them and ask if the item is eligible for donating.Items that are generally not accepted are mattresses, cans of paint, infant car seats, building materials, stoves, freezers and food.
Thrift Store Locations
AMVETS thrift stores are located across the United States. You can find out if there is one in your community by visiting their Thrift Store page. You will then be given a list of all stores, their phone numbers and their locations.
About AMVETS Donation Pick Up
If you have items to donate to AMVETS but can't get to one of the drop off locations, consider a donation pick up. It is an easy and convenient way to get rid of your unwanted items.
Schedule a Pickup
Pick ups can be scheduled either online or over the phone. To schedule a pick up online, visit the AMVETS site and complete the online form. The following information is needed:
- Your name
- Phone number
- Date of pickup
- Where your donation will be located
- What items you will be donating
Then you will need to hit submit and someone will contact you about your pickup.Another way to schedule a pick up is by calling AMVETS at one of the following numbers:
- For those in Baltimore, call 1-800-292-2259
- For those in Washington, DC - Virginia, call 1-800-526-8387
- For those in Dallas, call 877-263-1325
- For those in Fort Worth, call 877-263-1325
- If you live in Ohio, AMVETS has a clothing and small household items pick up program. You can arrange a pick up by calling 1-866-388-0046.
No matter what way you decide to schedule the AMVETS donation pick up, you will be either emailed or called the night before to confirm it. AMVETS asks that items be left in front of your house by 8 a.m. the day of the scheduled pick up.
Tips for Donating Items
Only donate items that are in usable condition. This means that clothes are clean and free of tears, holes and stains. Appliances and other household items should be in working condition and not in any need of repair.
Donating your unwanted items is not only a great way to clean your closets but is also a great way to help others in your community. Consider donating your items to AMVETS. If you are unable to take the donation to a drop off location, many AMVETS offer pick up service. Call your local chapter to find out if this service is available in your area.