Mar 012017


Tracie Rampley - Impact

Ah… the smell of springtime is in the air which means spring cleaning is just around the corner. And, what will we do with all with all the stuff we no longer want or need? Well, I’ve researched and found many organizations willing and thankful to accept such “stuff.”

Goodwill Donation Guidelines

WVM April 2015 Tracie COMM ImageGoodwill happily accepts the following new or gently used items.

Vehicles in all conditions are accepted. Learn more and fill out a vehicle donation form on their Vehicle Donation Page to get started.

Personal computers including hard drive/tower, monitor, mouse, keyboard, and printer are accepted. Please erase personal data before donating. Goodwill is a part of Dell Reconnect, a program that makes getting rid of old technology easy and free. Simply pack your old computer equipment into the car with other household donations and drop it off at a participating Goodwill location where the trained staff will inspect each item and determine whether to reuse, refurbish, or recycle it.

Flat screen HDTVs only.

Clothing, shoes, and boots.


Hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves.

Books, records, compact disks, video tapes, and DVDs.

Games, toys, and sports equipment.

Housewares including dishes, glassware, kitchen utensils, lamps, and small appliances.

Collectibles, antiques, knickknacks, and other giftware.

Hand tools and small power tools.

Domestics including linens, curtains, blankets, etc.

Electronics including stereos, radios, VCRs, DVD players, etc.

Furniture including dressers, tables, sofas, bed frames, (except waterbed frames) etc.

Other large items

The Salvation Army National Family Stores

When you donate goods to The Salvation Army, those goods are then sold through our Salvation Army Family Stores.  The proceeds are used to fund their Adult Rehabilitation Centers. So every donation and every purchase makes a life-changing difference… not just for those in the grip of addiction, but for their families as well.

Pick Up Please

“Never again will one generation of Veterans abandon another.”

One of the most convenient donation pickup services in the country is Pick Up Please. While other major charity organizations require you to schedule your donation pick up weeks in advance, and some of them have stopped offering pick-up service all together, Pick Up Please can pick up your donation within 24 hours in many areas.

Your generous donations and charitable contribution of clothing, household goods, books, shoes, small appliances, electronics, and more make a big difference in the lives of America’s veterans and their families.

Pick Up Please sells your donated household goods and clothing to private companies by annual bid. The items you donate generate the majority of the funding to support the local, state, and national programs of the Vietnam Veterans of America. You can donate in three easy steps.

Step 1
Schedule a Donation Pickup Online

Step 2
Leave bags or boxes of your donated items outside your house on the designated day. Label them “VVA Pickup,” so the driver will know what to pick up.

Step 3
The driver will leave a tax deduction receipt for you, whether you are at home or not. You simply fill it out and apply the appropriate amounts to your next tax return. You get free pick up plus a tax deduction.

Purple Heart Foundation

Purple Heart Foundation pick up service will collect tax-deductible contributions of useable clothing and household items right at your curb.  The funds help support Purple Heart Foundation programs and services that aid all veterans and their families.

Also remember your local shelters and churches accept donations too. Let something you don’t want or need any more be something someone else does and help support your community!

Over the years, stylist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Tracie Rampley has made a strong impact on her community by giving her time, energy, and resources to various worthy causes in the greater Atlanta region and beyond. Contact

Photo Credit – Purple Heart Foundation