As Independence Day draws nearer, we’re all getting ready to fire up the grill and make a feast to share. If your old grill is sitting in the garage collecting dust because it was replaced by a new one for this summer, consider donating it!
Donating can be as easy as using Zealous Good to find out exactly where to donate grills. Our simple donation-matching process lets you both donate items easily and pick the charity you wish to give to. If you don’t live in a city we serve, here are some other places that you could donate a grill:
The Thrift Store Down the Street
Though your grill may seem a bit outdated to you, it could be the key factor to another family celebrating a happy Fourth of July together. From family reunions to summer block parties, a sizzling grill is as iconic as potato salad or spinach dip for huge get-togethers. A grill can do more than cook food; it can bring people together. With grill season upon us, consider donating that dusty Weber or GrillMaster in your garage to a thrift store so someone else can experience the same joy!
To find your nearest Goodwill, use their store locator.
Your Local School
Whether primary, secondary, or preschool, all schools have meetings or fundraisers that could benefit greatly from an extra grill to help with providing food for teachers or cooking burgers to sell for props in a student-produced musical. Play a hand in helping the voices of our future and their guides!
To learn more, you can look up your local school online.
A Nearby Soup Kitchen
Don’t let the name deceive you! Though historically they used to only serve soup and bread, modern-day soup kitchens have diversified to other hot foods. The donation of a grill could help them cook more food faster, helping to feed more people.
You can find a soup/food kitchen near you on the Homeless Shelter Directory.
So, whether donating through Zealous Good or these other fantastic options, your old grill could truly do a lot of good. With so many ways you could make a difference in other people’s lives, why wait? Donate!
Kevin Jun is a 2014 summer marketing intern at Zealous Good, an in-kind donations marketplace in Chicago. You can find Kevin on Google+ or Zealous Good on Facebook and Zealous Good on Twitter at @ZealousGood.