Frequently Asked Questions
Get answers to common questions about Re.Use.Full below.
Where are the Re.Use.Full charity partners located? (New)
We’re currently focused on KC-area organizations, schools and churches with a 501(c)(3) status only. We hope to expand to other metro areas soon.
How do I know I am giving my items to a legitimate organization?
All Re.Use.Full charity partners listed on the site are verified registered 501(c)(3) nonprofits. You can visit the nonprofit’s website or look them up on Charity Navigator to find additional information before you decide to give to them.
Are there any restrictions on what can be donated? How used can my items be?
While items don’t need to be in excellent condition, be mindful when deciding if something is in good enough condition to go to a second home. Our rule of thumb when deciding whether an item is in good enough condition to be donated is to ask yourself whether you would give it to a family member. Please refrain from donating expired canned goods, recalled foods, stained or torn clothing, books with tons of pages ripped out or shoes with the soles worn out.
If you’re looking for a home for off-season items, organizations may be reluctant to take them as they have limited space for storage. Also, don’t assume a charity will welcome an in-kind gift simply because it has value. You should contact the organization to make sure they can make good use of your contribution before you decide to drop it off. We require organizations to update their pages regularly to ensure that they reflect their current needs so you should have a good idea what they’re accepting.
Will I get updates on how the organizations I’ve learned about are doing or how they utilized my donations?
While volunteering for these organizations or signing up for their mailing list are probably the best ways to see how the items are being utilized, we also have a blog that will feature pictures of how the donations have impacted our charity partners and will offer testimonials of how these donations have helped.
If you have any pictures of your donations in action, please email them to email@example.com or tag us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @BeReUseFull.