Ways to Give: Donate and Recycle or Support our Community

As a local realtor and mother of three, I understand how much “stuff” goes into modern day life. At some point, it gets to be too much. For some, that may be the end of a season. For others, it’s when it’s time to downsize. Either way, there are many options here in Port Washington to pass goods on to other families and help the environment at the same time.


Twin Pines

  • Accepts Donations: Saturday mornings
  • Accepted items: Clothing, toys, household goods, bicycles, strollers and other baby gear

St. Stephen’s Church

  • Accepts Donations: Call
  • Accepted items: Adult clothing, housewares


North Shore Animal League

  • When: Call
  • Items: Blankets, towels & sheets

Town of North Hempstead Animal Shelter 

  • When: Call
  • Items: Blankets, towels & sheets

Green Textiles 

  • Green bin located in the Community Reformed Church (Manhasset)


Little Libraries

Port Washington is lucky to have three “little libraries” located around town. These little gems are available for passersby to take a book, share a book, or both!

  • 46 Park Avenue (Park Section)
  • 6 Irma Avenue – Outside of the Alper’s Hardware/Benjamin Moore Paint Shop
  • 60-62 Main Street – PW Train Station to the right of the Main Stairs to train tracks

Port Washington Library

There is a Better World Books Donation bin to the right of the Library’s entrance.

Book Fairies (Children’s Books only)

A wonderful organization that delivers outgrown books to high need, local organizations. Drop off at 70 North Main Street, Freeport, NY. Open T-Th from 10am-2pm. Off-hours use the blue donation bin). NOTE:Donations must be in copy paper sized boxes with lids or tops that fold closed. **If you have more than 5 boxes, please contact The Book Fairies for a possible pick up.


Facebook is a terrific resource for passing on furniture, baby toys and household items. Try one of our Port Washington groups such as the “Buy Nothing Port Washington NY,” “PW Mama Buy/Sell Marketplace” and Facebook Marketplace. Often there is a resident looking for an item that you have outgrown.