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Donation Guidelines

Please note: This is a list of items that we generally need. Our immediate needs are listed under “Current Needs”, which is updated as needs change. Our warehouse is small. Please call ahead before dropping off furniture, mattresses and larger items to ensure that we have the need and the room at that time. Thank you!

Very heavy or large furniture items cannot be accepted, even if in good condition, as they either won’t fit in our clients’ homes or are too difficult for our clients to move them up flights of stairs. Do not bring heavily used items, items that are not on our accepted list, and items that are nonfunctional/outdated. If donating clothes that are in poor shape, label the bag as “recycle” and we can sell it to a recycler. We do appreciate you taking a minute to clean and/or fix items before donating.

We do not have a truck to pick up items and we do not take books or used toys.

Clothing
Clean casual clothes, shoes, coats, belts, bras, socks, and baby clothing. We appreciate it when clothing is donated during the season when it is needed.

We do not accept:
Used underwear, except lightly used bras and socks.

Childcare Items
New Toys for kids of any age, car seats (less than 3 years from manufacture date for newborn and less than 5 years from manufacture date for toddler and never having been in an accident), boosters, Pak-n-Plays, strollers, combo-strollers, high-chairs, monitors, bottles, bottle brushes, diapers (new or open packs), and unopened and unexpired formula.

We do not accept:
Drop-side cribs, infant car seats manufactured more than 3 years ago, toddler car seats manufactured more than 5 years ago, or any that have been in an accident, bouncy seats, baby baths, jumpers, or used toys.

Furniture

Sofas, dressers, and loveseats, kitchen dining sets, single tables, and sets or pairs of chairs (must be sturdy and fully functional). We especially appreciate small kitchen tables, tall dressers (not long/large dressers) and loveseats as our clients often live in small apartments and often have flights of stairs to contend with.
If it only needs paint or a screw, please consider doing that before donating.

We do not accept:

Heavy dining tables, hutches, china cabinets, desks, living room chairs, sectionals, end/coffee tables, bedside tables, or sewing machines. We cannot accept upholstered furniture that is stained, dirty, or has any rips.

Mattresses
Mattresses sets (Twin, Full, Queen), (must have both box spring and mattress), metal bed frames (no wooden frames or headboards/footboards), and toddler beds. We cannot accept any mattresses that are stained, dirty, or have any rips.

Appliances
Air conditioners (in summer), heaters (in winter), fans, lamps (with lampshades), microwaves, clocks and clock radios, irons, small kitchen appliances like toaster ovens, toasters, blenders, coffee makers, and food processors.

We do not accept:
Chandeliers, ceiling fans, wall sconces, built-in microwaves, refrigerators, and stoves.

Kitchen & Dining Items
Dishes, bowls of all sizes, cups/mugs, drinking glasses, silverware, pots and pans, can openers, utensils, baking pans, large knives, casserole dishes.

We do not accept:
Single dishes, dirty/chipped items, wine glasses, used Tupperware type items.

Electronics
Working game systems and DVD players. If it is current and useful with today’s media, we can take it.

We do not accept: Televisions of any kind, computers, monitors, or outdated electronics.

Household Linens
Clean sheets, comforters (not down), quilts, blankets, towels (worn is okay), shower curtains, new shower liners. It is very helpful to us if bedding is labeled with size.

We do not accept:
Duvet covers, down comforters, used shower curtain liners, valences, curtains, mini-blinds, used place mats and napkins, dirty items, or items used by pets.

If you want to drop off a donation:
Please be sure to review our donation guidelines for items that we accept, fill out a drop off form, and check our drop off hours.

How to Drop Off a Donation

Unfortunately, we have no way to pickup items. PLEASE do not leave items when we are not open. Weather, rodents and bugs can get inside bags and it costs us hundreds of dollars per dumpster to dispose of them. Clothing and soft goods donations may be made Tuesday – Saturday from 9:00 a.m.- 2:45pm (from 9:00 – 12:45 on Saturday from July through Labor Day). Contact us to book a time for other items.

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