Where to donate bedding and towels?

pillow on bed v2Amy emails:

I have a bunch of sheet sets, towels, blankets, etc. (clean, of course) that I'd like to donate. Do you know if there are any groups that will take them? Perhaps a refugee resettlement group or a group that helps the homeless with housing?

As we've noted before, charities often have rules about what sorts of items they accept for all sorts of reasons -- sometimes because of logistics, other times because of concerns about condition. But things like sheets and towels seem like something easy to clean and inspect.

So, got a suggestion for Amy? Please share!

Earlier: Where to donate a virtually new mattress?

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The US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) in Albany takes that type of thing. I did an internship there and it's a really great organization and the refugees who receive the items are super grateful.

Here's a link to their site:

http://refugees.org/field-office/albany/

Animal shelters

Domestic violence shelters like unity house and equinox

RISSE

OUR MISSION
To equip refugees and recent immigrants to build sustainable, independent lives by offering language and literacy instruction, as well as support with life skills and integration into U.S. culture and community.

Please think of us when you are cleaning/downsizing.
Donations can be dropped off at 715 Morris Street.

We are always in need of:

Air Conditioners
Shoes
School/Office supplies Notebooks, pencils, Construction papers, lined papers etc.
Dry erase boards and markers
Household goods and bedding
Monetary donations
Tape
Outdoor games and sports equipment
Computers (Laptops or desktops)

Thank you all. I will have plenty of items for you, Nancy! Very exciting to know they'll be useful to refugees and immigrants.

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