It's January - Feel the Need to De-clutter? Go to Green Drop and Help Others

Desmond Meeks of Green Drop Credits: Ellen Dickson
Green Drop Credits: Ellen Dickson
Desmond in Front of the Building Credits: Ellen Dickson

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - If you are looking for an easy way to donate unwanted clothing, toys, kitchen items, etc. - go to Green Drop, they can help. Green Drop is a charitable organization that services Philadelphia, Delaware, Baltimore, Washington DC and parts of Virginia.  The New Jersey locations are Springfield and Metuchen.

Green Drop’s Springfield location is a free standing state of the art building opened last April at 831 South Springfield Avenue by the entrance ramp to Route 22.  It is attended by full time employees. Items may be dropped off at any time. If you want a receipt for tax purposes an attendant is on site from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday, Saturday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Clothing and other items are taken to Pennsylvania where they are sorted and given away or sold at very low prices. All proceeds are split three ways and donated to the following charities: Red Cross, Purple Heart Veterans and the Federation for the Blind.

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In my attempts to de-clutter I have talked to full time employee Desmond Meeks on a number of occasions when donating items.  Desmond commutes by public transportation from Brooklyn and it often takes him four hours to get home.  I asked what is donated most often, he stated, “Clothes, toys, electronics. We take most things smaller than a bread box”. 

Please come over and meet this dedicated employee and turn your unwanted items into reusable items for others for the benefit of others.

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