Make your closet clean-out count

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WACO, Texas (KWTX) If there's a place you usually donate your old clothes or items around your house, you may want to call ahead before trying to drop things off.

In Central Texas, Goodwill and Mission Waco have stopped accepting item donations.

"We've seen an influx of item donations over the past couple of weeks I'm sure that's because a lot of people are home cleaning their houses and getting rid of items," says Goodwill's vice president of communications, Serina Cole.

Cole added that its to keep people at home and make sure items don't go to waste.

"Because we don't have as many staff or manpower working at our donation center to process those, we just can't keep up with the influx of items," said Cole.

The Salvation Army is still an option.

"As long as the Salvation Army can keep their doors open, we will keep receiving donations," explained Major Jim Taylor from the Salvation Army Waco.

In addition to what you may have bagged up and home, the Salvation Army is looking for water,food, and cash donations. With the thrift store closed, they are lacking income and are still keeping up with their usual efforts.

"We're very busy right now, maybe our store is closed, but we're still being asked to care for a lot of our community," added Taylor.

The salvation army has a drive-through donation setup open Monday-Friday 9 am-4 pm.

Someone on our staff will unload their things, give them a receipt if they want, and then off they don't have to get out of the car if that makes it easy.