Houston Mattress Donations

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Local charity provides mattress sets to low income families.

Can you imagine what it must be like to sleep on a cold, hard floor night after night? Most of us are blessed so as not have faced any such situation, but in our city and in our state there are many who spend their nights in discomfort, trying to get a few hours of rest. Many people whose homes have been destroyed due to natural calamities are also trying to rebuild their homes. They have no belongings to fill their homes with. The Houston Charity Center is presently providing needy people with mattresses so that they may at least sleep well. The Center has requested concerned citizens to come forward and donate their old mattresses if they are planning on getting new ones and are looking to dispose off their old mattresses. Donations will entitle you to a tax deduction usually equal to a fair value of your donated mattress. The exact amount of deduction can be explained more clearly by your tax consultant.

While they appreciate and welcome all donations, they also ask that the mattresses you donate be clean and in a usable condition.

Mattresses are heavy things to transport, so if you are unable to deliver it to the Center, request for a pickup by filling the form on their automated donation pick up page at:

http://www.houstoncharitycenter.org/donationpickup.html

The Houston Charity Center is able to provide Mattresses and many other items to families in need through their new Houston area thrift store.

The Houston Charity Center's Thrift Store is fast becoming one of the most successful single location thrift stores in the nation.

The 13,600+ square foot facility is easy to spot at 14105 South Post Oak Road in Houston Texas with bargain hunters often waiting outside before the store opens to get first chance at the day's new arrivals. The shop is bright and attractive with all merchandise neatly displayed and priced.

When we asked, "Why the rave reviews?," co-founder Virginia Bowen smiles and says "It's because we love what a good charity thrift store means to the community - we love the customers we serve and it shows - in our pricing, our inventory, our service - everywhere you look. We process up to 12 new truckloads of merchandise daily. We have what the community is looking for. Furniture, appliances, clothing, home decor and one-of-a-kind treasures - you name it, you can probably find it here."

The name brand $1.99 clothing items also bring plenty of attention. The clothing is neatly displayed & tagged according to size and type. Patrons buy them by the armful.

Many of the customers we spoke with come exclusively for the fabulous home decor section of the shop. The vast array of crystal, ceramics, art, knick-knacks and collectibles keep them coming back week after week. For others, it is the Angel Food Ministry which allows everyone the ability to save 70% off of the groceries they purchase. A big plus is knowing that their purchases and donations help the Houston Charity Center provide food and household essentials to struggling families.

More information on donating or shopping at the Houston Charity Center can be found online at http://houstoncharitycenter.org or by calling 713-433-0334 (Tax-deductible donation pick up service is available).

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