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Give Your Clothing a Second Life Through Donating

Jul 22, 2021

Have you recently cleaned out your closet or have your kids grown out of their clothes? Consider giving a second life to clothes your family no longer needs by donating. There are so many great organizations in South Jersey that rely on clothing donations to support local community members. Proceeds from your donation can fund a charitable cause and be used to help improve the lives of others. 

Donating your unwanted clothing also prevents textiles from going into the landfill. According to the Council for Textile Recycling, Americans only recycle or donate 15% of their used clothing, which means the other 85% (or about 10.5 million tons a year) ends up in landfills.  

Before you head to your local donation site, there are a few things you should keep in mind:

1. Make sure you are only donating accepted items. We have all seen drop off bins overflowing with items, and it is not uncommon to see televisions and furniture sitting next to textile donation bins. Many organizations are not equipped to handle those types of items. Please be sure to check with a staff member before leaving shoes, electronics, appliances, furniture, or toys at any location.

2. Call ahead.  Contact the organization to find out if your donation must be dropped off at a special location, during a particular time of week, or require items to be packaged in a special way.  Also, some centers may have changed their policy as a COVID-precaution. It is best to touch base with the organization before you pack your car!

3. Quality Check.  If you would like your items to be put to good use by someone else, make sure clothes are clean and in good condition. Inspect your garments for holes, stains, rips, missing parts, or other indications of wear. 

4. Clothing does not always need to be in perfect condition to be recycled. Donated clothes that are not reused as clothing can be sold and used to make other materials such as carpet padding and rags. Finding a home for ripped or stained clothing can be as easy as calling up your local donation site to see if they sell scraps. Many mechanics can reuse scraps as rags and you can also use your scraps for cleaning or in other DIY projects.

Find the closest donation center to you! Use the map below to find Atlantic and Cumberland County that will accept donated items.  Please contact the organization or business before dropping off your donation.


 

We have tried our best to provide accurate information. If you notice our map needs an update, please email ar@acua.com.

 

Atlantic County Donation Centers

 

 

Community Organizations:

 

Charity Center Thrift

 

Charity Center Thrift | Facebook

 

 (609) 442-0468

 

221 Tilton Rd, Northfield, NJ 08225

 

The Arc Makes Cents, Too! EHT & Ventnor

 

https://thearcatlantic.org/thrift-shops/

 

3003 English Creek Ave.
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

 

Phone: (609) 241-9333

 

6409 Ventnor Ave.
Ventnor, NJ 08406

 

Phone: (609) 822-7055

 

AC Rescue Mission

 

https://acrescuemission.org/operation-empty-closet

 

2009 Bacharach Boulevard, Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401

 

(609) 345-5517

 

*See website for clothing donation bin locations.

 

The Alcove Thrift Shop

 

https://thealcove.org/giving/thriftshop/

 

319 E Jimmie Leeds Rd Suite 205, Galloway, NJ 08205

 

(609) 484-­1133 ext. 105

 

VIM Thrift Store

 

https://www.vimsj.org/thrift-stores/

 

6825 Tilton Rd Produce Junction Shopping Center Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

 

(609) 277-7075

 

Salvation Army Family Store & Donation Center

 

https://satruck.org/

 

(800) 728-7825

 

650 N Albany Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

 

Goodwill Industries Cardiff, NJ (Store & Donations)

 

https://goodwillnj.org/store-locator/

 

6701 Black Horse PikeCardiff NJ 08234

 

(609) 569-1112

 

Goodwill Industries Hammonton, NJ (Store & Donations)

 

https://goodwillnj.org/store-locator/

 

240 South White Horse Pike Blueberry Crossing Shopping Center Hammonton NJ 08037

(609) 704-1744

 

Thrift Stores:

 

Thrift Shop-Shore Medical Center

 

https://shoremedicalcenter.org/thrift-shopser

 

275 New Rd, Somers Point, NJ 08244

 

(609) 653-8374

 

Second Chance Thrift Shop

 

https://www.facebook.com/Second-Chance-Thrift-Shop-272986209772540/

 

6400 E Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

(609) 407-2100

 

Non-textile Donation Centers:

 

Habitat for Humanity of Atlantic County– ReStore at the Shore

 

https://www.habitat.org/restores/donate-goods

 

6825 Tilton Rd, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

 

(609) 487-9472

 

 

 

Freecycle.org - https://www.freecycle.org/

 

Groups located in: Vineland, Millville, Galloway, EHT, Mays Landing, Margate

 

Cumberland County Donation Centers

 

Community Organizations:

 

Bridge the Gap, Inc.

 

https://www.facebook.com/bridgethegapcompassionateministry/?ref=page_internal

 

44 S. Laurel St. Bridgeton New Jersey 08302

 

(856) 455-7900

 

Freedom Market Thrift Store

 

https://www.dwellingplacenetwork.org/freedom-market

 

701 N. High St. Millville. NJ

 

(856) 300-5342

 

The Salvation Army Family Store & Donation Center

 

https://satruck.org/

 

2279 S Delsea Dr, Vineland, NJ 08360

 

(856) 213-5692

 

Salvation Army

 

733 E Chestnut Ave, Vineland, NJ 08360

 

(856) 696-5050

 

The Goodwill Store

 

https://goodwillnj.org/material-donations/

 

1418 N High St, Millville, NJ 08332

(856) 293-1717

 

Thrift Stores:

 

Twice Loved Treasures

 

https://www.facebook.com/Twice-Loved-Treasures-303520636663278

 

20 W Park Avenue Vineland, NJ 08360

 

(856) 507-0400

 

 

 

The Treasure Box Thrift Shop

 

1370 S Main Rd #5b, Vineland, NJ 08360

 

(856) 212-6644

 

 

 

Bear-ly Worn Consignments

 

https://www.facebook.com/Bear-ly-Worn-Consignments-158656167562388/about/?ref=page_internal

 

3520 S Delsea Drive Vineland, NJ 08360

 

(856) 205-9676

 

Non-textile Donation Centers:

 

ReStore of Cumberland County Habitat for Humanity

 

601 S Delsea Drive, Vineland, NJ 08360

(856)-563-0292