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The Gift of Giving Away

Updated: Jun 22, 2020

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‘Tis the season. Lights and trees are sprouting up everywhere, the temperature is dropping and everyone is starting to feel the frenzy of the holiday season. People are making their lists, checking them twice, and feverishly shopping to find their perfect gifts for everyone.

What about all the stuff that’s in your house that you’ve been meaning to give away but haven’t gotten around to yet? Is it overwhelming you? Why not purge now before all of the things you will be gifted come in.

Here’s a list of local resources and charities so you can “give the gift of giving away” and “gift give” at the same time.

Happy Holidays!


26 Park St, Montclair, NJ

Accepting LIMITED donations at Booksale Headquarters on the following Saturdays from 9:30am ’til 11:45am. Donors may drop off no more than 15 containers each week, either bags, cartons (with maximum dimensions of 10” X 12” X 15”), or a combination.  They may return on subsequent weeks, following the same guidelines. December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 January 5, 12, 19, 26 February 2, 9

Essex County Correctional Facility 354 Doremus Avenue Newark, NJ 07105 973-274-7817 (Social Worker) Can arrange pickup if necessary

Vietnam Veterans 800-775-VETS

Will pick up boxed books.


Drop Off at: 423 US-46, Fairfield, NJ

VNA Hospice Thrift Shop

51 N. Fullerton Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042

Vietnam Veterans 800-775-VETS

Bargain Box Thrift Shop 1117 Mt. Kemble Avenue Harding Township, NJ 973-267-1334 Sponsored by the Morristown Memorial Hospital Auxilary. Donations are accepted only on certain days. Call for information.



Drop Off Locations Include: DSW, Sweet Soles Montclair


John Michael’s Estate Jewelry

1051 Broad St

Bloomfield, NJ 07003


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