A selected listing of organizations with locations in Central Ohio that can put your things to good use

BICYCLES

Bikes for All People refurbishes donated bikes and sells or gives them away to support its mission of providing reliable, affordable access to cycling services and activities for all. 614-670-8685, bikes4allpeople.com

Third Hand Bike Co-op accepts donations of bikes and parts to sell at low cost and use in repair workshops. 614-299-2984, thirdhand.org

BOOKS

Half-Price Books buys printed and audiovisual materials at multiple locations. Overstock is recycled or donated. hpb.com

Reader to Reader donates books and computers to underserved schools. 413-256-8595, readertoreader.org

BUILDING MATERIALS

Habitat for Humanity ReStore accepts and sells new and gently used donations from lumber to appliances at several locations. 614-737-8673, restoremidohio.org

CELLPHONES

With kiosks throughout the city, Gazelle is dedicated to keeping devices out of landfills. 1-800-429-3553, gazelle.com

Verizon HopeLine provides refurbished and recycled wireless equipment to victims of domestic abuse. They'll send you a postage-paid mailing label. verizon.com/about/responsibility/get-involved

CLOTHING

Columbus Urban League's My Brother's Closet provides donated professional clothing to chronically unemployed men and ex-offenders. 614-257-6300, cul.org/initiatives/my-brothers-closet

Dress for Success promotes the economic independence of women in need by providing professional attire and other resources. 614-291-5420, columbus.dressforsuccess.org

Out of the Closet Thrift Stores use proceeds to fund HIV/AIDS programs and services. 614-291-2680, outofthecloset.org

COMPUTERS/TECHNOLOGY

Accurate IT Services recycles and refurbishes electronic devices and other waste at dropoff locations and through pickup services. 614-453-0709, ait-recycle.com

Community Computer Alliance refurbishes or recycles used computers and peripherals. 614-223-1530, ccompa.org

EYEGLASSES

Columbus' many Lions Clubs collect used eyeglasses. Find a club at lionsclubs.org.

FURNITURE & HOUSEHOLD/DECORATIVE ITEMS

Furniture Bank of Central Ohio provides furniture to Central Ohio families and individuals struggling with poverty and other severe life challenges. 614-545-3838, furniturebankcoh.org

New Uses General Stores pay cash for home furnishings and decorative items. 614-760-7283, newuses.com

GENERAL MERCHANDISE

Goodwill uses revenue from selling used goods to fund employment training and job placement. goodwill.org

Helping Hands Free Clinic auctions donated items for funds to provide medical care to the needy. 614-570-8694, helpinghandsfreeclinic.org

The Salvation Army accepts donations of gently used items to sell to the community. Funds go toward its programs. co.salvationarmy.org

MEDICAL SUPPLIES

Ohio's Hospice sites accept wheelchairs, walkers, shower chairs and other devices at many locations. ohioshospice.org/medical-donations

PROM DRESSES

Fairy Goodmothers provides formal dresses and accessories to Central Ohio schoolgirls in need. fairygoodmothers.org

REFRIGERATORS & FREEZERS

AEP Ohio will pick up your old, working refrigerator or freezer and pay you $50. 1-866-899-9862, aepohio.com/save/residential/programs/appliancerecycling.aspx

SPORTS EQUIPMENT

Play it Again Sports buys and sells new and gently used sports gear. playitagainsports.com

TOOLS

Rebuilding Together offers emergency repairs and operates a tool-lending library. 614-258-6392, rtcentralohio.org

TOYS

Once Upon a Child buys and sells gently used kids' clothing, toys, shoes and baby gear. onceuponachild.com

EVERYTHING ELSE

SWACO offers information on its website about where to donate or recycle many items. The search tool is available at swaco.org/251/Recycling-Reuse-Search-Tool.

Suggestions courtesy Out of the Closet, a professional organizing business unaffiliated with the thrift store with the same name. organizingbyoutofthecloset.com