How to Donate Bedding

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How to Donate Bedding
Ensure all bedding materials are thoroughly clean before donation. (Tooga/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Donating bedding materials, such as blankets, comforters or sheets, can be a very rewarding experience. Many people go without the proper bedding materials needed to stay warm. Donating your unwanted bedding materials, through a reputable non-profit charity or organisation, is essential if you want to bring joy and warmth to a low-income, needy individual or family.

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Things you need

  • Bedding
  • Charity organisation
  • Washing machine/dryer
  • Plastic bags

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    Locate a reputable charity or organisation that readily accepts bedding donations. Homeless shelters and animal shelters are usually always in need of clean bedding materials, so check with those organisations first. You can find a charity organisation in your area that accepts bedding materials by conducting a quick or advanced search on the official Charity Navigator website.

  2. 2

    Gather all bedding materials you're willing to donate and remove any items that contain holes or are damaged beyond repair. Most charity organisations will not accept damaged or soiled bedding materials.

  3. 3

    Clean all bedding materials and fold them in neat piles and set aside. You can clean the bedding by running the items through a washing machine and dryer. Many charity or non-profit organisations will not accept bedding unless it has been thoroughly cleaned.

  4. 4

    Place the clean bedding in secure plastic bags. Tie the bags tightly to prevent the bedding materials from spilling out and becoming soiled.

  5. 5

    Deliver the bedding to the charity organisation's official address or drop the materials off at a donation bin. Check ahead of time with the organisation to determine its exact hours of operation and when it is willing to accept donations.

Tips and warnings

  • Ship the bedding donation by mail if you don't live anywhere near the charity or organisation you're donating the items to.

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