Where to Donate Refrigerators


What’s a kitchen without a refrigerator? It’s like asking what’s peanut butter without jelly or what’s apple pie without ice cream?! There’s only one answer: there is no kitchen without a refrigerator! Refrigerators keep our food from meeting their untimely demise—they serve as the lifeline of our favorite leftover Chinese food or irresistible ice cream sandwich. Every now and then, a kitchen’s refrigerator is in need of an update and we know you’ve wondered where to donate your old one. We have three places that might need your refrigerator. Give today!

If you’re in Chicago, it’s as easy as using Zealous Good to find out exactly where to donate refrigerators. 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 refrigerators to:

Homeless Shelters

Last week we mentioned donating your extra kitchen supplies to homeless shelters and what is ultimate kitchen supply? You guessed right, a refrigerator! Help homeless shelters keep their food fresh and ready to serve the people that need it the most.

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

Battered Women’s Shelters

Women’s shelters are inspiring facilities that help direct women and children towards the right path. These shelters provide refuge from violence and a temporary safe haven. It is guaranteed that your donation would be immensely appreciated.

To find a shelter in need, visit WomensShelters.org. It’s a great resource, with links to shelters in every state.

Appliance Recycling Centers

Believe it or not, you can recycle just more than paper and plastic bottles. Being “green” is very important in our modern, rapidly changing world. Organizations that recycle your refrigerators help keep you and your community environmentally responsible.

Search your local newspaper for the closest recycling center.

In addition, if you live in the Chicagoland area, you can also donate your refrigerator with Zealous Good. Our simple donation-matching process lets you both donate easily and pick the local charity you wish to donate to. So, there’s no need to wonder where to donate your old refrigerator any longer; follow any one of our tips and put your fridge in the right kitchen today!

Vince Nava is a 2013  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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