FURNITURE/APPLIANCE/HOUSEHOLD ITEMS REQUESTS From time to time we get requests from families for furniture, appliances, and other household items. Sometimes these items aren't CRITICAL, but they would help the family be more comfortable. Yes - they could just keep the bed on the floor and skip the frame. And they could skip the washer and just go to the laundromat (except they don't have a car). Many of the houses in which these families live are VERY small - and the closet space is even smaller (if there even are any closets!). They need items not for decoration but for functionality. If we have learned of such requests - we post them on the homepage. We always appreciate your willingness to offer to help out! If you have something to donate, please be sure the items are clean, they work, and they are in good condition. At any time new items would be appreciated!
T&E Care has no storage facility (other than our own basements or garages) so if we don't have any current requests and you need to get rid of your items quickly - then consider using one of the options listed below.
If you aren't in a rush - send us information about your items - dimensions, general info (ie: the color of a couch), and if possible, a picture. We will then circulate that info among some local residents and see if anyone has a need. If you can store the item yourself - that is great too - we will then get back to you when/if we have someone needing your item.
Most often requested items: vertical dressers, small desks, end tables, lamps. See home page for any current needs.
OTHER OPTIONS FOR FURNITURE/APPLIANCE DONATIONS
If you have furniture or appliance items to donate, and we have no corresponding needs, then here are a few options to consider:
If you can store it at your home until a need arises, that would be great! Just let us know so we can add it to our database.
If you want to recycle an appliance - The PECO Smart Appliance Recycling program removes older refrigerators and freezers from operation as secondary units in homes (ie - the older units in your basement or garage; they must be working). PECO will also pick up a room AC but only if they come to get a refrigerator or freezer. PECO will also PAY YOU $35 for each refrigerator/freezer picked up. AC units pay you $25 each. This is a first come first served program until PECO funds are used up. Call 888-5-PECO-SAVE for questions or go to http://www.pecosmartideas.com/programsandrebates/residential/appliancerecycling.html
If you need to get rid of your item now and we can't use it - then a few good suggestions for other donation possibilities include:
Free Store - located in Media; you need to deliver. Check website for more details, but they do take a lot of smaller furniture and household items.
Habitat for Humanity Home Store - located in Coatesville; they will pickup items (furniture, appliances, cabinets, bathroom fixtures, etc.); call 610-466-1890, www.hfhcc.org
Paoli Presbyterian Church - Furniture Task Force - they will pick up furniture but only on Wednesday evenings; they need about a month of lead time to fit you into their schedule; call the church at 610-644-8250 and ask for Billie to make an appointment for pick-up (NOTE: they only accept good quality furniture. No entertainment centers or sleeper sofas, no appliances , no housewares or clothing.)
St. David's Episcopal Church (Wayne) has a big fair the first Saturday each October - they sell donated furniture, clothing, toys, sporting goods, and books at the fair. If you have GOOD QUALITY items to donate and it's around the time of the fair (best in Aug and Sept, but donations not accepted the week prior to the fair so the event can be set up), then contact the church between 9-5 M-F at 610-688-7947. No computers, TVs, or magazines.
Second Mile Center at 215-662-1663 (In Philadelphia at 214 S. 45th St - will pick up furniture, clothes, appliances, etc; usually needs a couple weeks of lead-time.)
Home Furnishings Consignment Store - Gateway Shopping Center, 610-964-1903, donate the furniture to this store, and then when it sells you can donate the sale money to T&E Care! This is an especially great option for nicer furniture. The store does not take appliances. Pictures required in advance (you can email them to firstname.lastname@example.org). Call the store for details. (They will pick up items for a delivery fee.)
Impact Thrift Stores, Inc. - at 57 E. Germantown Pike in E. Norriton, call 610-239-9848 for details; they accept good condition used clothing, furniture, appliances, etc. See the website (www.impactthrift.org) for items they accept and do not accept; they have drop-off hours, and will come pick up large items of furniture (This is a good option for buying used items as well!)
Goodwill - the store in Berwyn will accept some items (610-644-2533); there is a bigger location in Exton (610-594-6949); you need to deliver all items yourself; There is also a store in Phoenixville (700 Nutt Rd, 10-917-0095) and the Goodwill Administrative Office can be reached at 610-777-7875.
Best Buy will now take old TVs and recycle them. They will charge a $10 fee to take the unit, but will give you a $10 Best Buy gift card in return.
PLEASE - in ALL cases the furniture, appliances, and items must be in decent shape and working order. If you have an item for us to consider - please indicate what it is, the size (dimensions), general style, color, and any other details that might be helpful. Contact us at email@example.com. If you have the manual (especially for appliances) that would also be appreciated.
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