Frequently Asked Questions
Get answers to common questions about Re.Use.Full below.
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.
Yes! Many nonprofits need new items. Please visit their Amazon Wishlist page to learn what new items they need.
To simplify the search process, we provide categories of items instead of allowing you to list a specific item you have to see if there’s an organization that needs it.
If you have an item that is not covered by a category already listed, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can add the category.
If it does fall under a current category, contact the organizations that match your search criteria to see whether they need the item you have.
No, we don’t review the items or act as a go-between to facilitate the donation.
You must contact organizations directly to arrange for the donation, and at that time, you should tell them more about your potential donation, including its condition, to ensure it fits their needs.
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 publishes features on different organizations, provides pictures of how the donations have impacted them and offers 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.
Re.Use.Full is always looking for new organizations to add to the website. If you have a relationship with the organization, we suggest you encourage the organization to go ahead and sign up.
If you aren’t able to engage with the organization directly, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the organization you think could benefit from our website, along with any contact information you may have, and we will reach out to them.
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.