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Donating Clothing

Where To Donate

 

The first of the year is a great time to start off fresh and get organized for the year ahead. But, what options are there for donating clothes? Below is a list we’ve complied for donation options for the gently-used clothes your family has outgrown or you no longer wear. In addition to providing people in need with some very nice, gently used clothing, you can also receive a tax deduction for donations.

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Donate Nationally

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army accepts clothing for men, women, and children in good condition. Donations go toward stocking Salvation Army family stores, and proceeds from these stores help fund the Salvation Army’s adult rehabilitation centers. Additionally, pick-ups can be scheduled online through the website.

1700 S. Burdick Street

Kalamazoo, MI 49001

(269)344-6119

Donation hours are: Mon-Fri. from 8:30 am – 4 pm, closed from 12-12:30 pm

5117 Portage Road

Portage, MI 49002

(269) 344-0576

Donation hours are Mon – Sat. from 9 am-8 pm and Sun. from 12 pm-5 pm at the front of the store.

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Planet Aid

Planet Aid’s mission is to create a sustainable environment while helping charities at the same time. Clothing donations are recycled through textile recycling, or sold at resale shops. Proceeds from the resale shops go toward helping developing nations. Planet Aid wants to save all textiles from the landfill. Instead of separating your families unwanted clothes into “donate” and “recycle” piles, you can put everything in one bag and drop it off in one of their convenient yellow bins. You can still receive a receipt for donated clothing by filling out the online form. Visit the website to locate a yellow drop-off bin near you. Below is a list of several in the area:

  • Michaels 6601 S. Westnedge Ave Portage MI 49002
  • Theo & Stacy’s 5225 Portage Rd Portage MI 49002
  • Sprinkle Road Laundry 5469 Sprinkle Rd Portage MI 49002
  • Shiny Brite 8086 Portage Rd Portage MI 49002
  • Long Lake Tavern 8946 Sprinkle Rd Portage MI 49002
  • Burdick Party Store 112 E Cork St Kalamazoo MI 49001
  • Howard Party Store 1336 Portage St Kalamazoo MI 49001
  • Family Dollar 2032 E Cork St Kalamazoo MI 49001
  • Transmission Clinic 2712 Portage St Kalamazoo MI 49001
  • Milwood Mobile Home Park 2515 E Cork St Kalamazoo MI 49001
  • Romence Plaza 525 Romence Rd Portage MI 49024
  • Portage Center Plaza 233 W Center St Portage MI 49024
  • Walmart 8340 Shaver Rd Portage MI 49024

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Goodwill Industries

Goodwill provides community outreach for low-income families and individuals. Goodwill has a resale shop, and the proceeds benefit the charity. You can donate gently used clothing (free of stains and rips) for men, women, and children. The local Goodwill (check website for specific store and/or donation drop-off times):

411 W. Milham Rd

Portage MI, 49024

(269) 552-5260

Richland Donation Center

8139 32nd Street

Richland, MI 49001

(269) 629-4324

Alcott Corporate Office

420 E. Alcott Street

Kalamazoo, MI 49001

(269) 382-0490

West Main Store

5609 W. Main Street

Kalamazoo, MI 49002

(269) 382-0490 ext. 450

St. Vincent de Paul

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a Catholic non-profit and accepts clothing (men, women & children) donations for use in their thrift stores. Beyond providing needy families with much-needed clothing at low prices, proceeds from the sales also benefit the charity directly.

St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store

513 Eleanor Street

Kalamazoo, MI 49007

(269) 388-4544

Donation hours are: Tue. – Fri. from 9-3 pm and Sat. 9 – 1 pm

Donate Locally

(Local Churches, Community Outreach Centers, Shelters/Missions)

 

Valley Thrift Store

This outreach is run completely by donations, and all proceeds from the Valley Thrift Store help to fund “Friday Groceries” program and other outreach ministries of Valley Family Church.

8700 Shaver Rd. Portage, MI 49024 (269) 492-0575

Donation hours are: Monday – Saturday from 10– 5 pm

Portage Community Center

PCC accepts gently used clothing. Every Wednesday morning the center runs a clothing bar open to all residents of Kalamazoo County who qualify. PCC also accepts small household items and toys.

325 E. Centre Ave.

Portage, MI 49002

(269) 323-1942

Donation hours are: Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm

St. Luke’s Thrift Shop

Proceeds from re-sale of items donated support selected Church projects and community outreach organizations. Only adult clothing is accepted at St. Luke’s Thrift stop and they recommend calling in advance to confirm a volunteer is working during the donation hours.

432 S. Burdick St.

Kalamazoo, MI 49007

(269) 343-3194

Donation hours are: Mon 11-2 pm, Tues. – Thur. 10 – 3 pm, Fri. 11-2 pm, and Sat. 10 – 1 pm

Kalamazoo Gospel Mission

All proceeds from the Rescued Treasures store help to support those staying at the Mission and participating in our Recovery and Job Skills programs. Gently used adult and children’s clothing is accepted.

Rescued Treasures

524 N. Burdick

Kalamazoo, MI 49007

269-345-2974 Ext. 208

Donation hours are: Mon. – Fri. 9 – 5 pm and Sat. 9 – 3 pm

Kalamazoo Free Methodist Church

HIS Closet is a clothing shop ministry located in the classroom behind the Centennial Center where people who need clothes can come and shop for free.  They accept gently-used clothing, boots and shoes. This ministry is especially in need of men’s clothes.  Donation hours are Monday from 10 – 1p.m. or contact the office or email: [email protected]  to arrange a donation outside of that time.

931 W. Maple Street

Kalamazoo, MI 49008

(269) 382-3100

Second Impressions Thrift Store

Proceeds from the thrift store help to offset tuition expenses for Kalamazoo Christian students and their families. The store accepts gently used clothing (men’s, women’s, children’s) as well as other household items.

3750 S. Westnedge Ave.

Kalamazoo, MI 49008

(269) 345-7757

Donation hours are: Mon. – Sat. 10 am – 4 pm

Kalamazoo Dream Center

The Kalamazoo Dream Center is a ministry that is actively engaging with the poor and homeless individuals and families in Southwest Michigan. This ministry accepts gently used clothing and is especially in need of men’s clothing, men and women underwear (new) and socks.

1122 Portage St.

Kalamazoo, MI

(269) 382-4760

Donation hours are: Tues. Wed. & Fri. from 9 – 4 pm. (closed from noon-1 pm)

Alternatives of Kalamazoo

Alternatives is a non-profit Christian organization. Alternatives of Kalamazoo provides clothing for their clients as well as supplies for babies/children.  They accept ‘like new’ material donations such as maternity clothes and girls/boy clothing from preemie up through size 3T. For a full listing of all Clothing Room needs, click HERE.

4200 W. Michigan Ave., Ste. 100

Kalamazoo, MI 49006

(269) 345-1740

Donation hours are: Mon – Fri 10 – 4 pm

Nuway Thrift Store

(accepts gently used men’s, women’s and children’s clothing)

211 E. Cork Street

Kalamazoo, MI 49001

(269) – 373-7108

Donation hours are: Mon. – Fri. 9 – 5:30 pm and Sat. 9 – 4:30 pm

Community Thrift Shop

Community Thrift Shop accepts gently used clothing (men’s, women’s, children’s) and household items. Proceeds support the LakeView Foundation mission of improving the health and healthcare of the community.

1000 East Michigan Ave.

P.O. Box 316

Paw Paw, MI 49079

(269) 657-4186

Donation hours are: Mon. – Sat. 10 am – 4:30 pm

Kids Closet

3129 East V Ave.

Vicksburg, MI 49097

(269) 744-6475

Kids Closet accepts gently used children’s clothing from sizes 5T through adult (for high schoolers). Donations can be dropped off any time in a bin located in the back of the building. The building is located across from Summit Polymers at the west edge of Vicksburg.

Charitable Union

Charitable Union is a non-profit organization that helps provide clothes and bedding to children, families and veterans serving Calhoun County.

85 Calhoun Street

Battle Creek, MI 49017

(269) 964-7234

Charitable Union accepts all type of gently-used clothing. Make sure to visit their webpage for specific high-need items such as:

  • Women’s plus-size clothing, maternity clothes, nursing scrubs
  • Men’s work clothes / dress suits
  • Jeans, socks and underwear (new) for kids
  • Donation hours are Mon – Thur. 8 – 5 pm, Fri. 8 – 1 pm, Sat. 9 – 1 pm

Caring Network of Catholic Charities Diocese of Kalamazoo

141 S. Westnedge Avenue

Kalamazoo, MI 49008

(269) 381-1234

Caring Network of Catholic Charites Diocese of Kalamazoo helps pregnant and parenting women of all ages, faiths and marital status. The organization accepts new and gently used clothing and supplies for women and babies/children sizes preemie up through size 4T.

Donations hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm at 1141 S. Westnedge Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49008.

Connection Depot Thrift Store

Our store enables many more Network residents, friends and community folks to be involved together – which is entirely the point! We love the new relationships developed through those who volunteer, shop and donate.

Riverview Drive north of Parchment

Stop by to visit any Friday or Saturday, 9 – 3.

Did we miss your favorite donation spot for clothes? Tell us about it in the comments below!