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The frustration of donating furniture in the Hartford area: Part 1


  • Joyce Bagley 6 years ago

    This has always been a problem. I don't understand why more organizations can't arrange for pick-ups. Even a volunteer would likely be able to help out with this. It will be interesting to see if the SA ever ends up picking up your donation!

  • t wu 6 years ago

    I know for smaller organizations, it is difficult--small staffs, and not enough volunteers with large vehicles. When I worked for a small shelter in Hartford, I had one set of wonderful, reliable volunteers who were able to do a pick up for us about once or twice a month. If only there were more people like that!

  • Shawn 3 years ago

    I am sorry to hear of your predicament! You could have used up that entire day of waiting doing something beneficial instead! It was a good thing you did not carry all of your bulky furniture downstairs already, since the S.A cannot come upstairs. These charity organizations should really do something about their pick-up services! People are willing to donate, but they are not willing to go the extra mile to pick them up. Such a waste of resources! Well, I am about to read up on Part 2...

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