Where to Donate Purses

pursesPurses represent style and convenience on a pair of shoulder straps. Any woman knows how important her purse can be when it comes to storing anything, from keys and wallets to our fondest memories. They become extensions of ourselves, à la Grace Kelly and her Kelly bag. Purses can play a key role in a woman’s life – so, why not put your old or unused purses to good use? Instead of letting them build up dust in your closet, donate them today. You’ll be surprised to see how many non-profit charities are in need of some of your favorite bags.

If you’re in Chicago, it’s as easy as using Zealous Good to find out exactly where to donate purses. 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 Chicago, here are some other organizations that you could donate purses to:

Local Charities for Mothers

Throughout the United States, hundreds of charities work to support tens of thousands of mothers in need. These organizations often supply their mothers with clothes and accessories they need, as part of an incentives program, and the moms themselves can use a place to store extra bottles and diapers on the go! As a result, these organizations are great places to donate purses!

To find nonprofits supporting mothers in your area, browse through Chicago charities on Zealous Good, or use the search functions on VolunteerMatch or the National Council of Nonprofits to find organizations.hooks-purses_300


Help make the day of a young girl or woman by giving your used purses to a hospital! The joy of receiving something new can help patients distract themselves from their illnesses during prolonged hospital visits. To ease the pain and trouble of sickness and injury, donate purses to a hospital today!

Use Google Maps to find a hospital in your area and visit the hospital’s website to check if it can use your handbags.

Theater Programs

Help make the perfect scene – donate purses to a local theater today. Local actresses could use the bags you donate to create a more realistic world onstage. Theater productions in your city or community are in need of any props they can get their hands on, and purses are no exception!

Search online for a local community theater for more information.

So, whether you donate through Zealous Good or to a hospital, to a theater or a new mom, your old purses 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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