New York Cares Day
donateNYC partner New York Cares Begins Preparations for their Annual New York Cares Day Spring.
donateNYC partner New York Cares is now accepting registrations for their annual day of volunteerism, New York Cares Day Spring. New York Cares Day Spring seeks to celebrate the power of volunteerism in NYC by shining a spotlight on the enormous impact volunteers have in communities across the five boroughs and, by bringing together 4,000 caring New Yorkers to serve in public parks and community gardens, hopes to be a call to all residents to either give their time to others or support those who do.
Volunteers can now register their teams comprised of co-workers, neighbors, family, or fellow alumni, and begin fundraising to support New York Cares' efforts to mobilize 64,000 New Yorkers in volunteer service every year. The campaign will culminate in a huge day of volunteering on April 22, where the 4,000 volunteers and fundraisers will descend on 40-plus public spaces all over NYC. For more information on how you can do your part, please click here!
Goodwill partners with Roadie!
Goodwill International is partnering with Roadie to make it easier for people to donate!
Goodwill International is partnering with Roadie to make it easier for people to donate with the click of a button! This new partnership aims to make it easier for people to donate items they no longer use or need, all without ever leaving the comfort of their own homes. Through February 28th, Roadie, the national ride-sharing app for cargo, will pick up any unwanted items and take them to the nearest Goodwill donation center. First time Roadie users who donate items to Goodwill through the app or website will receive a $62 discount on the pickup and delivery fee using the promo code GOODWILL. Goodwill shoppers who wish to use Roadie for the first time to deliver purchases can also use the discount code.
Goodwill NY/NJ is a donateNYC partner organization with 14 locations throughout the five boroughs of NYC. Before packing up your donations to have them delivered to your nearest Goodwill, please review their list of accepted items and items not accepted.
Second Chance Toys’ Holiday Drive!
Second Chance Toys collected and distributed over 6,000 toys in NYC during the holidays!
donateNYC partner, Second Chance Toys collected and distributed over 6,000 toys in the NYC area alone during their holiday toy drive this year! With the help of great partners like Uber, Kidville and 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, Second Chance Toys was able to take their Operation Toy Drive to the next level and deliver over 1,000 toys to NYC area in just three days. Through this partnership, people were able to donate their gently used toys with the click of a button, and have them delivered, free of charge, to one of the six Kidville locations throughout Manhattan. Toys were then cleaned and prepared for pickup by 1-800- GOT-JUNK?, who then transported the toys to local organizations that serve families in need throughout the city. The 6,000+ toys distributed made for a happy holiday for a number of families, and simultaneously diverted over 12.5 tons of potential unnecessary waste from NYC landfills!
New Year Cleanup!
Give Your Unneeded Items a New Life in the New Year!
The New Year is a good time as any for a fresh start, especially when it comes to household clutter. The holidays tend to be a time when many people accumulate new items, making older, perfectly functional items no longer necessary. To help with this post-holiday inflation of household goods, we have created a handy guide to help you get rid of some of your unwanted goods, all without having to send any of it to landfills!
Consider decluttering your home by donating items no longer needed to any of our nonprofit partners. donateNYC partners such as Goodwill are making it a bit more convenient to donate through collaborations with GiveBackBox and Roadie. These partnerships give you the flexibility to donate in your own way, all without having to leave your home.
For those looking to properly get rid of unneeded electronics, our partner Lower East Side Ecology offers different ways for residents to participate in their e-waste recycling programs; you can bring your electronics to their Gowanus E-Waste Warehouse, or to a one-day collection event, which are offered in all five boroughs on a seasonal basis. For more information on what they accept, please click here.
Another good way to get rid of gifts that don’t exactly fit your needs is by heading over to one of GrowNYC’s Stop N’ Swaps, where you can bring clean, reusable, items such as clothing, house wares, games, books, & toys that you no longer need, and take home something new-to-you, for free! For more information about Stop N’ Swaps in your neighborhood, please click here.
As always, those looking to donate can always use our donation tool to find nonprofit organizations accepting goods nearby. Your donations go a long way in assisting New Yorkers in need, so continue the holiday spirit and donate today!
Register your business or nonprofit now!
If your business or nonprofit accepts second-hand or surplus material goods in NYC, for either re-sell or to distribute to social service clients, then you may qualify for various city-funded services from donateNYC and the NYC Department of Sanitation. Read below to discover the service(s) that apply to you and your business or nonprofit.
This website provides several convenient tools and resources to help New Yorkers keep usable goods out of the waste stream:
Click here to have your organization (thrift shop, nonprofit, antique store, etc.) listed on the donateNYC website as a place where residents can donate, purchase, or receive second-hand goods. donateNYC lists hundreds of places throughout NYC where residents can donate or find second-hand goods, make sure organization is listed by registering now!
The donateNYC Exchange is designed to help NYC based organizations either find or donate surplus materials. Common items made available and posted on the exchange include things like surplus office furniture and bulk workplace supplies. Register here If your organization has items in bulk to donate or is interested in receiving donations of bulk items.
If your organization is a nonprofit organization with operations in NYC that regularly accepts and distributes second-hand goods, then you may qualify to become a donateNYC Partner. Find out more about the donateNYC Partnership by clicking here.
Discover where the nearest place is to either donate or find second-hand goods by searching the donateNYC website or mobile app (iOS & Android). Both will allow you to enter your exact location to locate all the opportunities to give and find goods that are just around the corner.
The 2015 donateNYC Partnership Annual Report
The donateNYC Partnership Annual Report highlights the significant contributions of donateNYC Partners to the local community. donateNYC Partners divert more than 40 million pounds of material from the landfill every year and serve more than 1.3 million New Yorkers annually through family services, housing, health care, professional development, and food bank programs. Their work is critical in supporting the City’s zero waste initiative. Included in this report are the missions, narratives, and numbers behind donateNYC Partners’ successes in 2015.
Click here to download a copy.