Are your closets and cupboards crowded with stuff you don’t need, from extra towels to perfectly nice toys your cat simply didn’t take to? Why not take stock of the excess and create some room in your life—all while doing some good? Most shelters and rescue groups are delighted to receive gently used donations.

Items commonly needed by animal shelters:

1. Toys

2. Blankets

3. Kennels and crates

4. Newspaper

5. Beds

6. Towels

7. Food and treats

8. Leashes and collars

9. Laundry detergent

10. Office supplies

When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.
—Maya Angelou