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The Tiny Canal Cottage® is a 1920's Craftsman-style house by the Venice Beach Canals in Southern California. This <400 sqft home/office is the full-time residence of Creative Director Whitney Leigh Morris, her husband, their son, and two rescue beagles.

Where to Donate After Decluttering

Where to Donate After Decluttering

My previous blog post was dedicated to the topic of how to keep homes, apartments, and/or offices decluttered for the long-haul. Once you’ve simplified your space, you’ll likely have a number of items left over to donate.


A simple Google search of nearby non-profits can provide you with a list of organizations within your community that might be able to put the goods to use. Just give them a quick call or send them an email to inquire what they need. For those in the LA area, I’ve provided a brief round-up of diverse organizations that accept a myriad of donations, outlined below.

The RightWay Foundation 
The RightWay Foundation works with current or emancipated foster youth to move from a point of pain and disappointment to a point of power, productivity, and self-sufficiency.
(323) 903-5021

Items Needed:
Grooming + Beauty Products 
Interview/Workplace Attire, including Bags + Accessories + Shoes
Diapers, Toys and Books (for the young children of the former foster youth)

Mail or Drop-Off:
3650 West Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. #195
Los Angeles, CA, 90008
(If dropping off, please call (323) 903-5021 in advance.)

L.A. Shares
L.A. SHARES is a nonprofit materials reuse program, which takes donations from the local business community and individuals of reusable goods and materials (both new and used) and then redistributes these items FREE-OF-CHARGE to nonprofits and schools in the City of Los Angeles.
(213) 485-1097

Items Needed:
Office Furniture
Office Supplies
Office Equipment and Electronics
Sports Gym and Athletic Equipment
Musical Equipment
(Click here for a list of items that L.A. Shares cannot accept.)

Click here for easy steps to begin donation process and schedule pick-up

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit institution that provides pediatric health care and helps our patients more than half a million times each year in a setting designed just for their needs.

Items Needed:
CHLA’s patients and families appreciate donated items, including those on their toy wish list and book wish list . You can also donate your vehicle and other miscellaneous items to benefit CHLA. Click here for a complete list of items that the hospital can and cannot use, and to browse drop-off locations.

S.P.Y. (Safe Place for Youth)
Safe Place for Youth’s mission is to inspire, nurture, and empower the resilient human spirit of homeless youth by providing immediate and lasting solutions, one young person at a time.

Items Needed:
New underwear
New or good condition Men's clothing
New sleeping bags

Monday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM or Friday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
2469 Lincoln Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291

Hav A Sole’s mission is to provide the homeless and at risk youth population with quality footwear to encourage healthier lifestyles and prevent disease, while fostering a sense of community along the way.

 Items Accepted:
New + good condition footwear.

Mail Donations to:
10736 Jefferson Blvd. #636
Culver City, CA 90230

Downtown Women’s Center
The Downtown Women’s Center (DWC) is the only organization in Los Angeles focused exclusively on serving and empowering women experiencing homelessness and formerly homeless women. Their mission is to end homelessness for women in greater Los Angeles through housing, wellness, employment, and advocacy. Your donations directly benefit women experiencing homelessness and are an important boost to our programs.

Items Needed:
Clothing & Accessories 
Emergency Items
Household Items
Personal Hygiene Items & Toiletries
Arts and Enrichment Activities
Vehicle Donations
(Unable to Accept: Razors, tampons, cribs, strollers, toys, clothing, mattresses, televisions, old computer monitors, large furniture, soiled or broken items, and most food donations.)

442 S. San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Friday - Tuesday, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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Remaining Clutter-Free for the Long Run

Remaining Clutter-Free for the Long Run