Packing for a move can quickly bring home the idea that you have too much clothing. Many people suffer from an overstuffed closet. It makes no sense to transport things you don’t use. Moving companies set fees by weight. But, aside from cost, life is simpler when excess baggage isn’t slowing you down.
If you’re about to leave Portland and embark on a long-distance moving adventure, bid the city a fond farewell by donating used clothing to one of the Rose City’s charities. Heck, even if you’re just moving north to Vancouver, Washington or from one Oregon town to another, local moving is easier if you have fewer items to load in one of our vans.
Master Movers has written about donating before. We care about Portlanders, and we’re proud to support Move for Hunger, a program that helps people right here in the city and surrounding areas. Learn more about this charity here.
Nonprofits Where You Can Donate Clothing in Portland
Many charities accept and distribute food, clothing and furniture. Check out our post about places where you can give furniture. Some of these charities also need clothing.
Abby’s Closet helps young high school women feel confident by providing prom dresses free of charge. This program is close to our hearts. Master Movers volunteers for Abby’s Closet every spring, transporting thousands of prom dresses to the Oregon Convention Center in Portland for the annual spring prom giveaway event. Find out how to donate like-new dresses and accessories year round.
Dress for Success Oregon empowers women seeking to improve their lives. Donate professional attire or money. The donations provide support and business attire to women looking for work in Oregon.
Brides for a Cause is a bridal boutique that raises money for charity. The funds go to various organizations that help girls and women. You can donate wedding dresses and accessories that date from 2010 or more recently.
Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division helps families in need. They provide clothing and food. Learn how you can help Portland’s finest help others.
The Oregon Chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America helps homeless veterans in our community. They need clothing and other types of support. Find out how to donate to their cause here.
The Arc, Multnomah-Clackamas helps people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Your donations are sold providing financial support for the venerable organization. Find out how you can help here.
Our list is far from complete. Portland has many small and big charities. Support them. When you finish decluttering and donating, you’re ready to start packing. Contact us for a free estimate on your residential move.