Furniture and household items needed by displaced residents

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NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — You can help more than 150 local families displaced by an extensive mold remediation program.

New Hanover County, Wilmington Housing Authority, City of Wilmington, Good Shepherd Center, Leading into New Communities (LINC) and Resilience Task Force are partnering to collect new or gently used furniture and select household items.

Community members interested in donating can bring accepted items to a drop-off location at the Old Town Fire Station located at 3933 Princess Place Drive in Wilmington on the following dates and times:

  • Wednesday February 23 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday February 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Saturday March 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Items dropped off will only be accepted on these dates and times.

Additional dates and times for donations will be established over the next few weeks, as needed, and will be posted at Diversity.NHCgov.com and announced on county social media on Facebook, instagramand Twitter.

If you are unable to donate items but would like to help financially, contributions can be made to the Housing Authority’s non-profit association. Instructions on how to make a donation can be seen here.

Lightly used or new items accepted:

  • Canapes
  • Loveseats
  • coffee table
  • End tables
  • Lamps
  • The couches
  • Dining tables
  • Dining chairs
  • bed frames
  • Nightstands
  • chests of drawers
  • Libraries
  • Washing up
  • Kitchen and baking utensils
  • Cups and glasses
  • Mugs
  • Pots and pans
  • Hotplates
  • Baking molds
  • Small appliances (coffee makers, microwaves, etc.)

New items accepted:

  • Pillows
  • Bedding (new sheets, comforters, blankets, etc. – all sizes)
  • Mattresses (all sizes)
  • Towels
  • Washcloths
  • cleaning supplies
  • Toiletries
  • Paper items (toilet paper, paper towels, etc.)

Please note: Clothing, decor, carpets, electronics, major appliances and toys, as well as furniture that is broken, torn, badly stained, damaged by pets or has an unpleasant odor are not accepted.

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