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Community based organizations in the form of Faith Centers, PTA/PTOs, nonprofits, sports leagues, fraternal organizations exist because of the incredible dedication and effort of volunteers and staff. Whether it is a neighbor working at a food bank, a minister counseling a young couple or a dad coaching a little league team, there is a common thread: a need and desire to help and serve. The very tangible fruit of these individual efforts, however big or small, is a richer community that is a better place for all.

But there is another side to this picture. Even though the first need of every community based organization is good people investing their time and passion, it is clear money comes in a close second. Unfortunately, the sad truth is the impact of many vital community efforts are frustrated by inadequate funding. So, after many years of volunteering and working in community based organizations, we founded GivSmart LLC to help address the critical challenge of raising funds. We know firsthand the positive impact new resources can have, helping individuals embrace new goals with rekindled  hope and passion.

Why Us?

There is little reason to doubt grants, contracts, cash donations, fees and other "traditional" fund sources will continue to be the backbone of funding for many organizations. But even traditional sources can be fickle, important new initiatives emerge and unmet needs continue to grow. All of which means leaders of community organizations are faced with the challenge of an unquenchable thirst for new funding opportunities. Where will these new opportunities be found? We believe one key source is wherever commerce occurs. While funding from social enterprise endeavors has been a mainstay for some organizations for decades, there is an enormous, untapped potential for everybody. Endeavors where effort and skillful management will bring the rewards of new, sustainable funding. And that is where GivSmart LLC, a social enterprise company, can help meet a critical need. Our sole focus is on developing social enterprise fundraising programs, creating opportunities that would otherwise be out of reach for most organizations.

To be successful in meeting our dual goals of helping community based organizations succeed while making a profit to sustain our efforts, GivSmart is run as a for profit enterprise. At the same time, it is also a company that is informed and guided by our decades of experience working in and managing community based organizations.  As a result, GivSmart might be best described as a company that has the heart of a nonprofit but utilizes the for profit business structure to be sustainable and maintain flexibility.

Our Mission

“GivSmart’s mission is to provide community based organizations with unique and profitable fundraising programs that are complementary to their missions and the community as a whole.”

Items We are Happy to ACCEPT
Clothing, Shoes, Bed and Bath: Household Goods and Small
(no larger than 18”x18”x18” per item) Miscellaneous items:
  • Clothing: all sizes and styles for children, men and women
  • Clothing Accessories: hats, mitts, scarves, ties, belts, nylons, socks, underwear, purses, wallets, fanny packs, bags
  • Bed and Bath: towels, sheets, blankets, pillows, curtains, tablecloths
  • Shoes and Boots:  all types
  • House Wares: glassware, silverware, pots, pans, utensils, china cups, vases, dishes, cutlery
  • Small Electrical: toasters, radios, power tools, irons, blenders, mixers, small stereos, CD players
  • Miscellaneous:  hand tools, small garden tools, toys, games, puzzles, jewelry, crafts, stuffed animals, baskets, ornaments, candles, pictures/frames, small sports items
  • Books and other : books (hardback and paperback), magazines, records, tapes, CD's, videos, DVD's and computer software

Household Goods must be in “ready to use” or new condition. Please, no broken or repairable items.
This is not an exclusive list of all acceptable  items; please contact us with any questions regarding what additional items might fit under this category ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 800.789.0719).

Getting your Donations Ready

 

  • Separate the clothing, accessories, linens from the household goods
  • Please put everything into heavy plastic bags (up to 33 gallon) or boxes
  • Please, clearly label everything GivSmartl; (we don't want to take the wrong thing by mistake)
  • Put your donations out, in a dry location, before 9:00 a.m. on the day of pick-up

 

Items we CANNOT Pick-up
Due to reasons of liability, health, handling and market issues, items GivSmart LLC will not be able to pick-up includes, but is not limited to:

  • Weapons and Explosives
  • Hazardous waste
  • Construction Materials
  • Flammable Products
  • Large appliances
  • Food
  • Automobile Parts
  • Cribs, Car Seats, High Chairs, Baby Bathtubs, Mattresses and Box Springs
  • TVs and Computer Monitors (tube types; however, LCD and LED are OK)
  • Sleeper Sofas, Couches, Loveseats, Recliners
  • Hutches, Armoires, Large Bookcases, Cabinets, Large Entertainment Centers
  • Large Exercise Equipment

While this “cannot pick-up” list addresses most issues, it is NOT inclusive of all possible items, so we reserve the right to not accept items not included on this list.
Please consult our "Resources" page for organizations that may take items we are unable to pick-up. If in doubt, please don't hesitate to contact us with questions. We want to help you find the highest possible use for all of your surplus items and minimize the use of landfills.

Pick-up instructions

Thank you for scheduling a pick-up of clothing and household goods.

Please don't make the bags and boxes too heavy for one person to carry. If you have any concerns or questions regarding your pick-up, please e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 800.789.0719.

Getting your Donations Ready

  • Separate the clothing, accessories, linens from the household goods
  • Please put everything into heavy plastic bags (up to 33 gallon) or boxes
  • Please, clearly label everything GivSmart (we don't want to take the wrong thing by mistake)
  • Put your donations out, in a dry location, before 9:00 a.m. on the day of pick-up

Items We are Happy to ACCEPT

Clothing, Shoes, Bed and Bath:

Household Goods and Small (no larger than 18”x18”x18” per item) Miscellaneous items:

  • Clothing: all sizes and styles for children, men and women
  • Clothing Accessories: hats, mitts, scarves, ties, belts, nylons, socks, underwear, purses, wallets, fanny packs, bags
  • Bed and Bath: towels, sheets, blankets, pillows, curtains, tablecloths
  • Shoes and Boots:  All types
  • House Wares: glassware, silverware, mugs, pots, pans, utensils, china cups, vases, dishes, cutlery, stemware
  • Small Electrical: toasters, radios, power tools, irons, blenders, mixers, small stereos, CD players
  • Miscellaneous:  hand tools, small garden tools, toys, games, puzzles, jewelry, crafts, stuffed animals, baskets, ornaments, candles, pictures/frames, small sports items
  • Books and other : books (hardback and paperback), magazines, records, tapes, CD's, videos, DVD's and computer software

Household Goods must be in “ready to use” or new condition. Please, no broken or repairable items.  This is not an exclusive list of all acceptable items; please contact us with any questions regarding what additional items might fit under this category (800.789.0719).


Items we CANNOT Pick-up

Due to reasons of liability, health, handling and market issues, items GivSmart LLC will not be able to pick-up includes, but is not limited to:


  • Weapons and Explosives
  • Hazardous waste
  • Construction Materials
  • Flammable Products
  • Large appliances
  • Food
  • Automobile Parts
  • Cribs, Car Seats, High Chairs, Baby Bathtubs, Mattresses and Box Springs
  • TVs and Computer Monitors (tube types; however, LCD and LED are OK)
  • Sleeper Sofas, Couches, Loveseats, Recliners
  • Hutches, Armoires, Large Bookcases, Cabinets, Large Entertainment Centers