Where to Donate Blankets and Linens


Your favorite blanket. Must I say more? Everyone has that special blanket that they love. Your blanket is there to warm you. It’s there to comfort you. It’s there to protect you. There’s a reason why you kept your favorite blanket for years! We know there’s other blankets and other linens that you may have for emergencies or for when you have overnight guests, or you may simply just want to get rid of them. Donate blankets and linens today!

If you’re from Chicago, you definitely know the meaning of  good blanket!  Many people in Chicago have used Zealous Good to find out exactly which local charities could use their blankets and linenes. You can too. If you’re not in Chicago, here are some ideas of where to donate your old blankets and linens.

Homeless Shelters

You’ll be surprised to find out that one of the basic necessities that people yearn for is warmth. Your old blankets and linens can be used to warm the homeless, especially as the temperatures get lower. Homeless shelters are looking to provide the needy with life’s bare necessities. Give today.

Search homeless shelters in your preferred search engine today to see which you can donate sofas to.

Animal Rescue Centers

Animals need your blankets too! Just like humans, dogs and cats need to stay warm to survive. Animal shelters can be an unhappy environment for animals. The staff that runs these facilities would greatly appreciate blankets to make these centers more livable for these animals. Who knows, you might want to adopt a dog too while you’re their donating!

Visit ASPCA today to find a list of the closest animal shelters to you.

American Red Cross

The American Red Cross provides relief to people in dire need all over the world. There are millions of poverty stricken children and families who need a blanket to stop from shivering. Bring the light back to these grief stricken people., give your blankets and linens today!

Visit the American Red Cross for more information.

So, whether you donate through Zealous Good or to these other awesome options, your blankets can truly make someone’s day. With so many ways to make an impact, why wait? Donate today!

Vince Nava is a 2013 summer marketing intern at Zealous Good, an in-kind donations marketplace in Chicago. You can find Vince on Google+, on Twitter at @vincenava or Zealous Good on Facebook and on Twitter at @ZealousGood.

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