Remember, the gift is in the giving and delivery counts. Please clean it, adjust it or fix it before donating. And, don’t forget the hardware and legs for tables when you load the car. Never leave goods when we are not here to receive them. They get ruined by the elements and make a big mess. We do videotape 24/7.
We welcome your basic furniture, home, baby and clothing items that will go to local people in need. We are filling their orders for basic items. We are not a thrift store and have no way to distribute or process decorative or fancy items. Donated goods may be brought to our warehouse during our donation hours (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 9AM to 2PM.) We do not pick up from homes but check the list here for agencies that do pick up if you need that service. Where to Donate Items we do not take
Furniture: Most clients live in 3rd floor walk up apartments so very large furniture is not useful
Kitchen table sets and pairs of kitchen chairs
Couches in good condition(no rips, no stains and all cushions and legs)
Dressers/bureaus (complete working order and all drawers and knobs in tact)
Bed frames (folding preferred- all sizes)
End tables, coffee tables and other small storage units that will fit in a trunk
NO: Dining room hutches, dry sinks, Shelving units bigger than will fit in a minivan
Clothing: We provide 3 pairs of pants and 6 shirts to families that need to hold all their possessions in a trash bag. So they are not storing off season items, they do not dry clean anything and they need to go to school, work, church and everywhere else in the clothing.
Children, Teen clothing including PJ’s
Adult casual clothing (very large sizes are very welcome)
Men’s and boy’s jeans are always in demand
Shoes (tennis shoes with life left in them), work boots all year long, snow boots in winter. New slippers and flip flops only
Bras are accepted used and clean as are winter thick socks. All other undergarments should be new for hygiene reasons.
We do take maternity clothing and scrubs but do not take robes, slippers
Seasonal: shorts are in demand in the summer and thick warm ski coats are in demand in the winter
Small appliances such as coffee makers, lamps, microwaves and toasters are very welcome.We do not take: Ice cream makers, fajita makers, sandwich makers, juice machines, bread machines etc.
Bedding: sheets, towels, blankets
Bath: Shower curtains, bath mats
Kitchenware: Dish sets (must have bowls and be microwavable), pots and pans, silverware, spatulas, baking pans, glasses and mugs.
Pak and Plays, toddler beds, bassinets
Crib and Pak and Play sheets (no bumpers)
Bottles (new nipples appreciated)
Breast pumps (new disposable kits welcome)
Car seats (clean and fully functional) within the last 6 years (3 for infant seats)
Swings, strollers (all sizes), high chairs – no older than 6 years. They must have safety straps.
Bath towels and other soft items welcome
Diapers disposable any size new- open packs welcome
Thank you for not donating decorative or unusable items. They take volunteers weeks to go through and we have no way of getting rid of them. We appreciate you working with us to help thousands of needy with a tiny staff.
Please help us keep to our mission and be zero waste by donating only goods we accept. It costs us to dispose of other items. As a rule, we do not accept large furniture pieces, or unnecessary, decorative or fancy items. We also will not accept broken, rusted, or torn items.
Not sure if we can take it? We reserve the right of refusal, so please call at 978-441-9474 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to make sure it will be accepted.
Items NOT accepted:
NO: Used toys, pictures, baskets, wall hangings, serving dishes, wine glasses or dress clothing. No decorations, wall pictures and frames, knick-knacks, desks, drop side cribs, used toys, TVs, computers, outdated electronics like cassette players, large furniture that will not fit in a minivan (e.g., hutches, entertainment centers), baskets, wine glasses, candles or candle holders, file cabinets, office furniture, sports gear, athletic equipment or cleats, nothing that requires any installation including light fixtures and wall shelving, no window blinds, valences or custom fit goods, no used dirty trash cans, toilet brushes, plungers, nothing under $5 in value, nothing dirty.
Mattresses and Bed Frames: We welcome Twin, Full, Queen, large hotel donations of mattresses, bunk beds, futon sets or frames, toddler beds, daybeds, trundles, cots and air mattresses. NO KINGs, PLATFORM BEDS, CAPTAINS BEDS, WATER BEDS, HOSPITAL BEDS.
Clothing: We accept clean casual clothes, shoes, coats, belts, bras, baby clothing. NO USED UNDERWEAR OR SOCKS. We appreciate it when clothing is donated during the season when it is needed. For example, winter coats, hats, gloves, boots during the winter season, and shorts during the summer season.
Kitchen Tables and Dinette Sets: We welcome complete sets, single tables, and sets or pairs of chairs (must be sturdy and fully functional). If it only needs paint or a screw, please consider doing that before donating. NO LARGE HUTCHES OR CHINA CABINETS. NO SINGLE CHAIRS.
Furniture: We accept sofas, sleep sofas, arm chairs, coffee tables, end tables, TV stands, nightstands, sets of TV trays, office chairs, recliners, rocking chairs, dressers, bookcases, loveseats, microwave carts. NO EXTRA LARGE ITEMS, like entertainment centers or hutches. No furniture with tears, stains, missing pieces.
Household Linens: We welcome clean sheets, comforters (not down), quilts, blankets, clean pillows, curtains that cover windows, towels (worn is okay), shower curtains, new shower liners, bathroom rugs, clean area rugs (no pet hair or mold), tablecloths. It is very helpful to us if bedding and window curtains are labeled with size. NO DUVET COVERS, DOWN COMFORTERS, NO USED SHOWER CURTAIN LINERS, VALENCES, MINI-BLINDS, NO PLACE MATS AND NAPKINS, NO DIRTY ITEMS, OR ITEMS USED BY PETS.
Kitchen Items: We welcome these in sets: dishes, small bowls, drinking glasses, silverware. We also welcome pots, pans, can openers, utensils, baking pans, large knives, casserole dishes. NO SINGLE DISHES, NO DIRTY ITEMS, NO TUPPERWARE TYPE USED ITEMS.
Baby Gear: We accept car seats (less than four years old), boosters, changing tables, Pak-n-Plays, strollers, combo-strollers, high-chairs, bouncy seats, swings, monitors, bottles, unopened unexpired formula and baby food, etc. NO DROP-SIDE CRIBS. NO CAR SEATS OLDER THAN FOUR YEARS.
Small and Medium Appliances: We accept air conditioners (in summer), heaters (in winter), fans, lamps, microwaves (we never have enough of these), hand mixers, hair dryers, curling irons, coffee makers, sewing machines, clocks, clock radios, irons, toaster ovens, toasters, blenders, food processors. NO CHANDELIERS, CEILING FANS, WALL SCONCES, NO BUILT IN MICROWAVES.
Large Appliances: We welcome washers, dryers, refrigerators, electric stoves, working or not, for a $5 fee each. They must have power cords and hoses. PLEASE let us know if they work or not, or label them with tape to let us know.
Electronics: We welcome working game systems, MP3/4s, walk-mans, alarm clocks, radios, boom boxes and DVD players. If it is current and useful with today’s media, we can take it. We welcome computers free only from corporate lot donations. NO TVS, NO HOME COMPUTERS OR MONITORS, NO OUTDATED ELECTRONICS.