Donating Clothes & Household Items to Northwest Center Just Got Easier

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The Big Blue Truck™ is on its way to Montlake.

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The additional funding from our clothing donation program will make a significant impact on the lives of our children, our teachers and the families we serve – we are so thankful for the support of the entire community.

Now it’s easy for Montlake residents to donate reusable clothing and household items to benefit Northwest Center, a local non-profit and registered 501(c)(3). Northwest Center’s The Big Blue Truck™ is now parked at Montlake Boulevard Market, 2605 22nd Ave E, every Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., to receive donations. A truck attendant will help donors unload items and provide a receipt for tax deductions.

Proceeds from collected donations support the programs and services that Northwest Center provides to children and adults with disabilities throughout Puget Sound. Not only are donations tax-deductible, but donors also receive a $3 coupon good at Value Village stores. For a complete list of items that can be donated, visit or call 800-992-2060.

One of the earliest methods Northwest Center used to fund programs for children and adults with disabilities was the collection and sale of reusable clothing and household items. Starting with residential pickups, The Big Blue Truck soon became a symbol of Northwest Center and the programs and clients we serve. Over the years, The Big Blue Truck has expanded into new neighborhoods, established clothing donation bins at local businesses, organized clothing drives, and introduced donation stations like the one now open in Montlake.

When you drop off items at The Big Blue Truck, you do more than clean out your closets for a tax deduction. Donations divert items out of landfills, provide affordable options to local families and, most importantly, help Northwest Center to continue our local programs and services.

Since 1965, Northwest Center has been a leader in advancing equal opportunities for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Our award-winning services for children include early intervention, inclusive early childhood education, and teen and after-school programs. Services for adults include supported employment, job training and job placement. Our unique social enterprise model allows our programs to thrive through a sustainable combination of profits from our own inclusive businesses, donations collected by The Big Blue Truck, program revenue, and philanthropy. When people of all abilities learn and work together, everyone benefits.

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Denise Small

Jean Kantu
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