What Are You Doing With Your Extra Blankets and Other Unused Warm Winter Items?

Winter Coats for Kids

My niece took the lid off my cats staircase, yes I am the proud owner of a cat staircase.  He's a sweet old boy that uses it daily and it also doubles as storage. Something I'd completely forgotten when her curious hands started pulling out Christmas blankets and it got me thinking.

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Take a Moment to Go Through Your Winter Items


As we begin going through our warmer items, take a minute to sort through and set aside the pieces you know weren't used last year and probably won't be used this year either. It's time to gift them to someone new. Someone in need this holiday season.

Ideas of Spots to Drop Off Items

Noah's Arc in Wapato


(509) 877-6337 is the number to call ahead of time or just swing by and drop off your items. They are open 8 am - 10 pm and located at 117 E 2nd St, Wapato, WA 98951

Camp Hope

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Located at 2300 E Birch St, Yakima, WA 98901 they could use everything you've got; gloves, hand warmers, heavy duty snow boots, scarves, warm jackets, heavy blankets, always bottled water is SUPER important, any paper products like paper plates or toilet paper, soaps and sanitizer. The gates are open daily from 7:30 am - 8:30 pm and you can just bring it on my and they will have people their to help unload your items


John Riggs
John Riggs

Always taking donations and even shopping there helps provide meals to those in needs and more. Located Summitview Ave, Yakima, WA 98908 and open on Sundays as well. You can call 509-986-7327 to schedule a pick-up and more, that includes Mission Thrift as well as Lighthouse Thrift

The Salvation Army

It's time to give back
It's time to give back

This is the time to donate or also sign your children up to receive Christmas presents

Yakima Goodwill

Habitat Store

Habitat for Humanity
repurposed, recycled, reclaimed, or reimagined materials to create art

Located at 21 W Mead Ave Ste 110, Yakima, WA 98902 this spot is for bigger items you're interested in donating such as furniture, appliances, building materials, which they will sell in their store. The money they make goes towards affordable homes being built for community members in need. The schedule for donations is Monday 9 am - 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday 9 am - 6 pm.

Union Gap Goodwill

American Cancer Society

Memorial Foundation

Sunrise Outreach Center

Love Inc of Yakima

Rod's House


On top of warm winter items they are always in need of staples like shampoo, conditioner, tampons, snacks and more

Yakima County Veterans Program

They are always anxious to receive winter items and food staples, always best to call first  (509) 574-1537 and they are open Monday - Friday 8 am - 4 pm, located at 223 N 1st St, Yakima, WA 98901

Freedom Pantry for Veterans Groups

This group can be found on Facebook and is always searching for donations or setting up food drop-offs for the community. There are big ticket items they hope to purchase to be able to help even more members of the community so if that is something you are wanting to help out with this year, please don't hesitate to reach out

Idea for the Homeless Asking for Money

Pack a Winter Bag including a scarf, beanie, gloves, hand warmers, granola bars/cliff bars, bottle of water, wet naps, Chapstick and hand them out those in need.

Learn More About What to Donate HERE

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