DVD movies do not take up much space, but when they will never be watched again they are not worth keeping. Instead of keeping unwanted media and allowing it to collect dust on a shelf, donate DVD movies that are no longer wanted or needed. Consider the following places to donate DVD movies, and share them with others instead of throwing them away or letting them sit on a shelf.
Donate DVDs to a Library
Many libraries with enough shelf space lend out DVD and VHS movies to library patrons. When unsure where to donate unwanted DVDs, call all local libraries. If they do not want any more media for lending purposes, they might want it to sell. Items that can be sold help bring in funds that can be used to purchase items that are needed. They can also be sold at their annual book sales.
Donate to a Shelter
Those living in shelters that have access to DVD players would appreciate having access to DVD movies. Search for local women’s, men’s, and family shelters in your area. Call these places and ask if they can use your unwanted DVDs. Even if residents do not have individual DVD players in their rooms, chances are they have access to a common area where movies are watched.
Donate DVDs to a Care Center
Care centers for the severely disabled, chronically ill, and elderly in need of 24-hour care can use DVD movies for their common areas where residents watch television. Call local care centers and ask if it is possible to donate unwanted DVDs. Comedies are best suited for care centers and other places where residents can use a little more cheer.
Donate to a Local Daycare
When looking for the best places to donate DVD movies especially for kids, call local daycare centers. These are great places to donate old DVDs since daycare facilities are always in need of media to help keep the kids entertained. Make sure they are all G-rated movies since these are likely the only ones they can and will use.