How to donate:
If you are like most people, you have books, clothes, music, or movies that you haven’t used in years, cluttering up your home or office. Don’t throw them out! Help keep these items out of landfills and give them a second life by donating them to Big Hearted Books & Clothing. We will redistribute your unwanted items to people that can enjoy them. Just bring your unwanted items to one of our donation containers. We currently have over 1,000 containers placed throughout New England. Give us a call at 781-784-0813 or email email@example.com to find the container nearest to you!
DO YOU HAVE TOO MANY ITEMS TO BRING A CONTAINER YOURSELF?
If you have at least 8 boxes or 3 bags to donate, take advantage of our free pick-up service available in most areas of New England. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a pick-up or call 781-784-0813. Big Hearted Books & Clothing can now accept unwanted electronics through home pick-ups too! Please see the list below for acceptable items.
We can accept donated:
- GENTLY USED BOOKS
- VIDEO GAMES
- COMIC BOOKS
- BASEBALL CARDS
- CLOTHING, SHOES, & LINENS
ACCEPTED AT HOME PICKUPS ONLY
- COMPUTER TOWERS & LAPTOPS
- FLAT SCREEN COMPUTER MONITORS & TV’S
- CELL PHONES, TABLETS, & OTHER SMALL ELECTRONICS
We cannot accept:
- ANY WET, MOLDY, OR BADLY DAMAGED ITEMS
- CASSETTE TAPES
- VHS TAPES
- PICTURE TUBE TV’S
- CRT COMPUTER MONITORS
Are you part of an organization that could use books? Please contact us about what you need, we would love to help you. We currently donate books and other items to hospitals, schools, senior citizen centers, prisons, and our troops. Our list keeps growing, and we are always looking for others to help.
WHAT HAPPENS TO THE BOOKS AND CLOTHING?
Big Hearted Books & Clothing Inc. weighs its donations to determine what is owed to the container host and sorts through donations to find their best use.
The majority of books are given a second life and are reused. Books are sold wholesale or online, or given to groups in need. Approximately 5% are recycled, and less than 2% are disposed of.
Big Hearted Books & Clothing sells credential clothing to local textile buyers. The buyers then sort and grade the textiles for their best use. 45% of collected textiles are reused as secondhand apparel; 30% are repurposed as rags/wiping clothes; 20% are used as fiber stuffing for car seats, pillows, and stuffed animals; and the remaining 5% are unusable and get discarded.