Helping Ninjas is helping with a list off local not for profit agencies that can  Re-Use Your  Items. 

Horizon House provides across-the-board services – on site and on the street – to help all people who are homeless build more stable, secure lives. They are in need of the following gently used items:

  • Gently used towels & washcloths
  • Men’s jeans, khaki & black pants
  • Men’s sweatpants sizes M-XXL

Cool Creek Nature Center       Westfield, IN

  • Halloween Costumes. Each year the Nature does a Halloween Costume Exchange. Community members are allowed to come and recycle costumes.
    They accept donations all year round.

Merciful Hope Center     Carmel, IN

Baby Pantry Donations

These items are currently our greatest need and can be NEW or GENTLY USED:
Newborn Clothing: 0-3 and 3-6 mo.
Baby Blankets and Bedding
Towels and Baby Washcloths
Pack and Play Sheets (great need)
Breast Pumps (great need)
Baby Monitors (great need)

We are happy to accept the following NEW and GENTLY USED items:
Pack and Plays
Clothing (newborn-2T)
Infant Tubs
Back & Front Carriers
Bouncy Seats
Baby Proofing Items
Diaper Bags
Maternity Clothing
onsie monitor
We can accept the following NEW items:
Diapers* (all sizes)
Baby Wipes
Baby Food
Hygiene Products

We CANNOT accept the following items:
Car Seats
Potty Chairs
Diaper Pails
Drawstring Clothing
STAINED Clothing
USED Stuffed Animals
USED Bottles/Nipples/Teethers
OPENED Formula

Special Notes:

  • If your items need instruction manuals, please include where appropriate.
  • Is your donation safe? Please check that the items you would like to donate have not been recalled by consulting the Consumer Product Safety Commission at

Thrifty Threads

Goodwill An organization that collections unwanted items and makes them available to the hands of those in need:

Goodwill except the following donated items:

  • Shoes and boots
  • Women’s, men’s, girls’, boys’ and infants’
  • Hats, gloves, mittens and scarves
  • Purses, jewelry, belts and accessories
  • Dishes, kitchen utensils, lamps and small appliances
  • Lamps, paintings, frames, shelves, baskets and wall decorations
  • Dressers, tables, bed frames, sofas and more (home pickup available)
  • Antiques and collectibles
  • Hardware and tools
  • Curtains, drapery, blinds, linen, bedspreads and blankets
  • Strollers, high chairs, pack-and-plays
  • Books, school textbooks, records, compact discs, videotapes and DVDs
  • Games, bikes, sporting equipment and toys
  • Playground equipment
  • Video game consoles and accessories, video equipment and recording devices (VHS, DVD, etc.)
  • Printers, electronics and other computer accessories (mice, keyboards, monitors, power cords and adapters, scanners, MP3 players, cell phones, etc.)
  • Computers
    • Goodwill is a partnered with Dell on the Dell Reconnect program, which ensures that donated computers are safely and securely recycled.
    • This ensures that hazardous substances, like mercury, don’t end up in landfills, and helps keep donors’ safe.
    • Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana does not sell donated computers in our stores. All computers are recycled through Dell Reconnect.

Women’s, men’s, girls’, boys’ and infants’

  • Shoes and boots
  • Hats, gloves, mittens and scarves
  • Purses, jewelry, belts and accessories

Items Goodwill can’t accept include:

  • Used tires
  • Hot water heaters
  • Furnaces
  • Carpeting and padding
  • Mattresses, bed springs, sofa beds, hospital beds
  • Cribs and carseats
  • Household trash and garbage
  • Scrap lumber, concrete, bricks, stones
  • Air conditioners
  • Paint, household chemicals, insecticides, etc.
  • Food items
  • Large commercial desks
  • Cubicles
  • Entertainment Centers
THIS page is under constructioN. More to come. If your organization would like to be listed please email us.