Seacoast Spring Cleaning: Where to Donate All the Things

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It’s light out at 6:30pm again, crocus and daffodils are making their appearance, and snow still isn’t out of the question. That can only mean one thing: springtime in New Hampshire. And with that change in seasons comes . . . spring cleaning! If you are wondering where to donate on the Seacoast (including those packages of opened diapers! WhatWhat?) here are a few local organizations to keep in mind: 

Operation Blessing

Operation Blessing fights poverty by embracing people and families in crisis with compassion, offering hope and healing for changed lives. Learn moreSpring cleaning mug with heart, tea pot, and vase of flowersAccepting: Dish sets, glasses, coffee mugs, pots and pans, cooking utensils, coffee pots, irons, toasters, can openers, small microwaves

When to Donate: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

Where: 600A Lafayette Road, Portsmouth 

Dress 4 School Success

Based in Hampton, Dress 4 School Success is a non-profit that provides clothing to students in need. Learn moreLittle girl sorting clothes for spring cleaningAccepting: Gently worn spring/summer clothing (Due to lack of storage, Dress 4 School Success cannot accept donations of out-of-season clothing.)

When to Donate: Call 603-770-6897 to arrange a drop-off 

Where: Hobbs House parking lot, 200 Hight Street, Hampton 

Purseverance 207

Spring cleaning, Donate gently loved purses and wallets to Purseverance 207Purseverance 207 helps women living in homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters, and recovery centers by providing purses filled with encouragement and toiletries. Learn more

Accepting: Gently loved purses and wallets

When to Donate: Until April 22

Where: Senior Activity Center (125 Cottage Street, Portsmouth) or Lizology (16 Market Street, Portsmouth)

Seacoast Birthright

Now located in Dover, Seacoast Birthright offers free, loving and nonjudgmental support for women who are pregnant or who think they may be. Learn more

Accepting: Opened packages of diapers!

When to Donate: Call first (603-436-5558) to arrange a drop-off.

Where: 278 Washington Street, Dover

The Closet

The Closet offers support to foster children and foster families in New Hampshire by providing a variety of services and support, including clothing and supplies. Learn more

Accepting: Gently used clothing of all sizes (babies – teenagers), opened packages of diapers, and small baby items in good condition (for storage purposes they can only take smaller items like high chairs, but not bigger items like cribs) 

When to Donate: Contact The Closet ([email protected]) to arrange a drop off

Where: Epping, NH

Newmarket Community Church Thrift Shop

The NCC Thrift Shop serves the community with generosity and grace, and operates entirely through the dedication of volunteers. Learn more

Accepting: Clothing and small houseware items

When to Donate: Monday through Saturday, 10:00am – 2:00pm

Where: 10 North Main Street, Newmarket

Also – check out Laura‘s super helpful article, “Where to Donate Goods on the Seacoast: Do Better with Your Abundance,” for other Seacoast area thrift shops that you can help support! 

There are so many wonderful Seacoast organizations that help to care for others in the community. Where’s your favorite place to drop off spring cleaning donations? Tell us below in the comments! 

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