Charity in Victoria on Moving Day

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Charity in Victoria on Moving Day

Charity is perfect for these times. You’re packing up all of your worldly possessions when you realize that you have too many of them.

We talked before about organizing your items for a move. Generally, one of three labels will work for everything in the house.

Keep – Give Away – Throw Away

This classic organization system helps you to shed away the unnecessary items in your life before you start fresh in a new place. Keep the good stuff. Give away the stuff you don’t need, or have no place for. And throw away the things that nobody wants.

The trouble is figuring out what is worthy of giving away, and what is worthy of throwing away. (The keep label is usually pretty easy).

To help you out with this task, we thought it might be a good idea to list a few charities and recycling depots in Victoria.

Who Wants Your Stuff

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army Thrift Stores make it so easy to give. They accept items ranging from large appliances, to sporting goods, to old clothing that doesn’t quite fit you the way it used to.  They also run a recycling center for items that are broken, or unsellable.

Their list of acceptable items can be found here.

Mustard Seed

The Mustard Seed in Victoria is a local, non-profit food bank and charity that also accepts other donations. Gently used clothing and appliances make great charitable donations, and if you have an idea for a different kind of donation, you can contact them directly to arrange it.

Visit their site for more details.

Sleep Country

We know this isn’t a charity, but getting rid of an older mattress can be tricky. Not every landfill will accept them, and in Vancouver BC, mattresses are actually banned from landfills. Sleep Country Canada will take mattresses in good condition, and donate them to charities in need. If you happen to be shopping for a new mattress, ask them if they will recycle the old one (regardless of where you choose to shop).

Call Sleep Country toll free to ask about their mattress recycling problem. 1.888.753.3788


Posted on August 15, 2013