A guide to local and national charities that can put your discarded items to good use.

ACCEPTS - books, records, cassettes, DVDs, CDs

MISSION - to acquire, organize, and administer collections of books and related materials and to provide access and services that best meet the needs of our patrons for information and enjoyment.

ACCEPTS - elementary school level books in good condition

MISSION - to improve the future of Arkansas children and families by advancing literacy education through community engagement and tutoring so that all children can read proficiently by the end of third grade.

ACCEPTS - antiques and collectibles, books, clothing, computers, electronics, entertainment, holiday décor, home furnishings, jewelry, accessories, luggage, medical equipment, sports equipment, toys

MISSION - to help Arkansans change their lives through education, training and employment.

ACCEPTS - new and used furniture, appliances and surplus building materials

MISSION - seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

ACCEPTS - dog and cat collars , leashes. kong & interactive toys, stuffed toys, chew toys – (no rope toys), zipper bags, batteries, copy paper (white), hand sanitizer, bath towels & blankets, plastic storage containers

MISSION - to rescue, rehabilitate, provide veterinary care, spay/neuter, and find loving homes for Central Arkansas dogs and cats in need.

ACCEPTS - women’s clothing, furniture and decorative home goods

MISSION - to help women and children in crisis. They support Immerse Arkansas, an organization that benefits teenagers aging out of the foster care system. They also support Young Lives, an organization that benefits teenage girls who are pregnant or have given birth.

ACCEPTS - deodorant, washcloths, and hand towels, scrubs, belts, tissues, tampons and pads, cleaning supplies, new twin bed sheets, steel-toed boots, flash drives, dry erase markers, non-slip black shoes, disinfectant spray, baby diapers, men’s clothing, plus size women’s business clothing, rain ponchos, new underwear / socks / bras, disposable razors, shaving cream, Pull-ups, baby wipes, bath towels, bath towels, bicycles and locks, three-prong folders with pockets, clear or mesh backpacks, colored pencils, markers, handheld pencil sharpeners, batteries, 55 gallon garbage bags, tissues

MISSION - our House empowers homeless and near-homeless
families and individuals to succeed in the workforce, in school, and in life through hard work, wise decision-making, and active participation in the community.

ACCEPTS - travel size toiletries

MISSION - advocates for those victimized by the sex-industry by providing a safe environment where healing can occur, making success possible and dreams achievable.

Stuffed Animals For Emergencies

ACCEPTS - new and gently used stuffed animals, blankets, books, children's clothes, and baby items

MISSION - to provide comfort to children in traumatic or emergency situations through donations of stuffed animals, blankets, books, children's clothes, and baby items. By doing this, we hope to help these children feel safe and cared for during an incredibly stressful event in their lives.

ACCEPTS - men's/women's shorts, men's/women's t-shirts, men's/women's underwear (new only please), men's/women's socks, men's shoes/work boots, bug spray, razors/shaving cream, flashlights, batteries, wet wipes, tents, tarps, bottled water, snack foods, backpacks, fuel cards

MISSION - to locate and love our unsheltered homeless neighbors, wherever they may be.

ACCEPTS - laptop and desktops computers which can be refurbished (upgraded to current Microsoft software) and distributed to students and adults

MISSION - to provide students and disadvantaged adults (and some non-profit organizations) with refurbished computers who would not otherwise have a personal computer.

ACCEPTS - mascara wands

MISSION - A wildlife rehabilitation nonprofit in Western North Carolina, recycles old mascara wands to help remove fly eggs and larva from the fur of animals. They work great because the bristles are so close together and gentle to use on the injured and orphaned wild animals receiving care.