If you are anything like me, nice weather means it’s time for Spring cleaning. Boy, do I have a TON of things I need to throw out, clean up, and most importantly, donate!

One of the first things on my mind with the statewide reopening plan in place was; when can I get to my favorite thrift stores and donation stations to unload my goodies?

I asked my friends on Facebook and put together a list of some locations in Greater Danbury you can head to, to drop off your items. Be sure to bring your mask and keep proper social distancing measures in mind.

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    Locations nearby: 165 Federal Rd, Brookfield, CT 06804 and 2 Beaver Brook Rd, Danbury, CT 06810

    Phone: 203.775.6861 (Brookfield) and 203.730.1480 (Danbury)

    “Our retail stores will open in a three phase approach, the first stores open this Friday, May 22nd. Our donation centers remain open with a touch-less drop & go donation process.” -Goodwill CT website

    A few members of the community have reported being able to donate to Danbury Goodwill over the weekend and leaving their items in the blue bins provided by the store. Tax receipts may be left out for your convenience.

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    Location: 99 Federal Rd, Brookfield, CT 06804

    Phone: 203.775.5910

    “We are hoping to be open the middle of next week if all goes as planned.” -Manager Tyler

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    Family & Children's Aid

    Location: 75 West Street Danbury, CT 06810

    Phone/Email: 203.748.5689 and info@fcaweb.org

    They accept items for children such as clothing, games, and toys.

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    VNA Thrift Shop

    Location: 45 Main St, Newtown, CT 06470 right behind Edmond Town Hall

    Phone: 203.270.4377

    Our donation bin is back. We would greatly appreciate your donations of gently used clothing & small home goods. Located in the back of Edmond Town Hall. THANK YOU. 
    The Newtown VNA is a 501C3 non profit organization.” -VNA Thrift Shop FB page

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    Off The Streets

    Off The Streets helps to place the homeless in housing with basic donated furniture to help these individuals get back on their feet.

    Details about their next collection, straight from their website, is below. Please visit their website to see what items they do and do not accept.

    Our next collection will be on June 6th between 10 am and 12 pm at Prime Storage in Danbury.

    • We will collect furniture, household goods, canned and dry food goods at Prime Storage, 20 Old Ridgebury Road  Danbury, CT 06810.
    • We will maintain social distancing and would ask that you wear a mask.
    • We will also be collecting food for local food banks including Brotherhood in Action. Canned and dry food goods only
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    Habitat For Humanity ReSTORE

    Location: 51 Austin St, Danbury, CT 06810

    Phone: 203.744.1340

    They accept furniture, appliances, and household items in near new condition.

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