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Spring cleaning: Donation directory

Goodwill

Founded in 1902 in Boston, Mass., Goodwill has been growing over the years and spreading in other countries such as Canada, Korea, Mexico, Panama, Philippines and the United States, according to the organization’s website. Goodwill receives clothes, electronics, books and furniture.

You can find a donation center here in Siloam Springs. It is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.

Salvation Army

Another great place to donate your belongings is the Salvation Army. This organization was founded in 1855 in London. The Salvation Army has stores around the world.

The organization contains multiple programs such as sport ministries, anti-trafficking, women’s ministries and others.

A location is also off 412 in Siloam Springs.

Northwest Arkansas Centers

You can also donate in the Northwest Arkansas Children and Women Shelter, which are located in Bentonville.

Even though the children shelter receives items mainly for children, you can donate your school and office supplies, electronics, games, pillow cases, sheets and personal hygiene items. For the women’s shelter, you can donate ladies’ clothes and accessories.

Potter’s House

The Potter’s House Thrift accepts donations of all kinds. There are donation centers in Siloam Springs and Fayetteville.

The newest location in Siloam Springs 2101 US-412.

The Manna Center

Churches in Siloam Springs founded The Manna Center in 1993 to provide assistance to those in need. It receives clothes, food and personal hygiene donations.

The donation center is available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Manna Center not only helps people from Siloam Springs but also from the Southwestern Benton County and portions of Delaware and Adair Counties in Oklahoma, according to its website.

Lucy Hubbard, a student who has donated in the Manna Center before, said that she donated because she knows that everything goes to a good cause.

Disabled American Veterans

Even though the Disabled American Veterans is not in Siloam Springs, it is a great place to donate and to help veterans. The United States Congress founded the organization in 1920.

“My top [donations] are probably obsolete technology such as CDs, cassette tapes and clothes,” Abigail Danley, a student from Japan, Mo., said. While obsolete to her, she knows the donations make a difference.