GIVING BACK

AT THE SIMPLE LIFE, WE FOCUS ON HELPING OUR CLIENTS DECLUTTER AND REALLY STRIVE TO HELP YOU FIND A GOOD HOME FOR THE ITEMS YOU NO LONGER USE OR NEED.  WE ARE VERY PASSIONATE ABOUT WHAT WE DO AND WE ARE JUST AS PASSIONATE ABOUT SERVING OUR COMMUNITY AND MAKING THIS WORLD A BETTER PLACE.   WE HAVE RELATIONSHIPS WITH SEVERAL ORGANIZATIONS THAT HAVE SPECIFIC NEEDS AND WOULD LOVE FOR YOU TO HELP US MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA

SHELTERS WITH IN-KIND DONATION NEEDS

 

CLICK THE LOGO TO FIND A DONATION DROP OFF CLOSEST TO YOU OR SOME OFFER FREE PICKUPS!

*ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX-DEDUCTIBLE AS ALLOWED BY LAW AND ARE ACKNOWLEDGED WITH A DONATION RECEIPT.

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COBURN PLACE

Offers supportive services and housing options to survivors of intimate partner violence.

*We accept donations of linens, household items/furniture, small appliances/electronics, personal care items, cleaning supplies, baby items, and non-perishable foods.

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GOOD SAMARITAN NETWORK

Serves the needs of Hamilton County residents who are at-risk or underserved.

*All year long we are pleased to accept in-kind donations: gently used and new toys and clothing, as well as nonperishable food.

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THE JULIAN CENTER

Supports victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other life crises in Indiana.

 

*We accept donations of gently used clothing for men, women, and children along with household goods including linens, furniture, books, toys, and small appliances.  

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WHEELER MISSION

Provides Christ-centered programs and services for people who are homeless, addicted, and in need.

*We accept donations of gently used clothing for men, women, and children as well as household goods, hygiene items, nonperishables, and office supplies.

WOMEN AND CHILDREN

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THE O'CONNOR HOUSE

Provides a Christian home and loving support to help improve the lives of homeless, pregnant women, toddlers, and babies. 

*We gratefully accept gently used items, such as maternity clothes and baby items.  Alumni or moms transitioning from The O'Connor House can often use household items and furnishings.  We can help make a connection for these items when the need arises.

WINTER WEAR

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KIDS COATS INC.

Provides all sizes of coats and winter wear (mittens, gloves, hats, snow pants, and boots) for children and their parents and caregivers.

*All Hamilton County Classic Cleaners collect and wash coats for us every October so we can give them away in November!

WOMEN’S BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL SUITS, PURSES, JEWELRY & SHOES

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DRESS FOR SUCCESS

Provides a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

MEN’S BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL SUITS & ACCESSORIES

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SUCCESS WEAR

Provides professional male attire and workforce development tools to help them thrive in their families and communities.

FORMALWEAR FOR MEN, WOMEN & HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS

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THE GIFTED GOWN

Provides formal attire (gowns, tuxes, shoes, and accessories), free of charge, to anyone in our community regardless of demographics or income level.

HANCOCK COUNTY ONCE UPON A PROM

Provides new and gently used dresses, shoes, and accessories to local high school girls at no charge. 

PURSES, TRAVEL-SIZED TOILETRIES & STATIONARY

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PROJECT PURSE INDIANAPOLIS

Provides everyday necessities packed lovingly in a purse for ladies of all types and situations. We accept like-new handbags, toiletries, beauty items, feminine & oral hygiene products, first aid items.  Each donation given by Project Purse Indianapolis also contains a handwritten note from woman-to-woman with words of love, affirmation, and courage.

CELL PHONES

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THE JULIAN CENTER

Cell phones in good working order are provided to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault to be used in case of emergencies.  Phones not in good working order, and any in excess, are recycled to reduce toxic waste and to raise funds for victim services.  Your in-kind donations allow our clients to start over and to live a life free of abuse.

BOOKS & MAGAZINES

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GREATER INDY HABITAT RESTORE

Greater Indy Habitat unites the community with people in need to provide the life-changing opportunity to purchase and own simple, quality, affordable homes. Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability, and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families.

FURNITURE, HOUSEHOLD GOODS & BUILDING MATERIALS

WINTER WEAR

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WINTER WEAR

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY HAMILTON COUNTY RESTORE

Habitat for Humanity of Hamilton County's mission is to partner with low-income, hard-working families in Hamilton County under the conviction that every person and family deserves a simple, decent, and affordable place to live.

TOWELS, BLANKETS & PET SUPPLIES

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INDY HUMANE SOCIETY

The Humane Society of Indianapolis provides vital services to animals and people alike through sheltering and adopting animals, providing positive reinforcement behavior training for adoptable animals through our behavior programs, and outreach through our community and shelter programs.

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HUMANE SOCIETY OF HAMILTON COUNTY

The Humane Society for Hamilton County gives every animal a chance regardless of age, breed, special medical needs, disability, time, space or cost 365 days a year.

CRAFT SUPPLIES

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RILEY CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

Children’s hospitals and medical centers that specifically help young people often host drives for toys and art supplies. Seek out your local children’s hospital to find their wish list!  

 

For Riley, drop off at the Simon Family Tower inside the front entrance 705 Riley Hospital Drive


Most places that have kids with busy hands would probably love any extra art supplies you’re not using.  A good place to start would be to check with your local schools, women’s shelters, YMCAs, community centers, preschools, or churches.

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RANDOM ACTS OF FLOWERS

Provides bouquets of flowers to patients in healthcare facilities and offers encouragement, support and a moment of kindness and compassion.

FLORAL VASES

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ZAPPOS FOR GOOD

Zappos for Good, alongside our partners, have assembled some powerful and sustainable options for helping others. But we can't do it alone. That's where YOU come in.  GIVE, by Zappos for Good, makes it easy for any person to help others. Give your gently loved shoes, clothing and books or new toys, backpacks and school supplies. Together we can help to build future heroes and remind children everywhere that they have people who care about them.  

 

When you have chosen the cause that inspires you, box up your new or gently loved items in any box you have around.  Are you inspired by multiple causes? Amazing! Just please use a separate box for each cause which you wish to send to.

GLOBAL ORGANIZATIONS

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SOLES 4 SOULS

Your new or gently loved shoes and clothing can help to lift people out of poverty. Your items will be a gift to those in need, here and around the globe.

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KIDS IN NEED FOUNDATION

You can make a difference with a gift of new or gently used school supplies to help children have their best school year ever. Help make learning more successful and fun for children in need.

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THE REMIX PROJECT BY NATIVE

The Remix Project, an initiative by Native Shoes, aims to have every step of the Native Shoe product process 100% life cycle managed by 2023.  Native Shoes collects and recycles worn out Native Shoes and reprocess them into materials that can be used to build community playgrounds. Let’s help them meet their goal of collecting 10,000+ pairs of shoes by sending in your well-loved Native Shoes today.  Follow the link and Zappos will pay for your shipping!