Donate or maybe sell it?
I am putting a list together of places that you can donate and get rid of things in the Cedar Rapids Area. This is the main list of places that I have worked with to help people get things to enrich there lives. Cedar Rapids has many more nonprofits and groups that do this type of work but this is my core list. Another site with more list https://crmoms.com/in-and-around-cedar-rapids/spring-cleaning-donate-stuff-cedar-rapids/ I really feel that things should go to donate to highest and best use for both the giver and receiver.
*** disclaimer this was true when I needed to use these places not sure if they are still open or accepting these items etc. it would be best to checkout websites or call.***
They will take a lot of stuff and you can either make money on it or they will donate it.
252 Blairs Ferry Road NE, Cedar Rapids, IA
Salvation Army Family Store & Donation Center
They take a lot of stuff and have very low prices that they sell things for. I buy books chairs electrions DVD players and all kinds of things here one of my favorite places to shop as well as donate
5824 Council St NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Phone (800) 728-7825
39 16th Ave SW, Cedar Rapids
Central Furniture Rescue
Furniture, household goods, linens
2275 16th Ave SW, Cedar Rapids
Appliances, Tools, building supplies
Appliances used low cost and I think they may be tested to make sure they work, Tools lots of them and cheap, building supplies surplus and cheap.
350 6th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids
Willis Dady Shelter
Fresh food or food that could go bad give it to them while its good
1247 4th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
local places to drop off food.
I also got a page about getting food you can probably donate to them as well.
Books CD's DVD's Multimedia etc.
local libraries I was a member of the Cedar Rapids Friends group when I lived in the city and its interesting the small town ones can use more support. They get a lot of trashed old books dropped off that they can not sell I enjoy going to and helping with book sales and have done so since I was a teenager. The Metro Network of the larger libraries in the area. http://metrolibrarynetwork.org/mln/
Its interesting to see what people value and how they view media no one really wants DVDs and CDs anymore but I do and so does...
Half Price Books
Address: 1400 Twixt Town Rd, Marion, IA 52302
They take DVDs CDs and some books you may be able to make a few bucks off of things you sell here don't expect at lot of money but a lot of libraries don't want DVD's or CD's etc any more.
another place for cheap DVDs Video games etc...
I helped setup a few in the area and they are great at making books available to people at all times and for Free :)
Little Free Library - always for free, never for sale stamp
YPN (Young Parents Network)
Children’s clothing, children’s books and toys
420 6th St SE, Cedar Rapids
Grace Episcopal Church
Medical supplies such as wheelchairs, commodes, adult diapers.
525 A Ave NE, Cedar Rapids
Cleaning and personal health
Catherine McAuley Center
They take household things and cleaning products and things the help displaced people etc
866 4th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
They will take used underwear and socks and a lot of other things you can send to them.
405 8th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Iowa Donor network
550 Madison Ave
North Liberty, Iowa 52317