Salvation Army

Best Donation Pickups, August 2007
Not every charity makes it easy to be, well, charitable with your castoffs. Some of them are particular about what they accept; others take their sweet time sending a truck (if they even send a truck, which Goodwill, for one, does not). The Salvation Army takes most things that can be reused (including couches and cars), and the drivers arrive in less than a week. You can even schedule a pickup through their Web site—between your visits to eBay and Amazon.