Do’s and Don’ts to Keep in Mind When Donating
We do not pickup from homes. We give the items to those in need and so cannot afford the cost of home pickups. We are not a thrift store. We are filling orders for the most essential items requested by clients through their social workers. We do appreciate you taking a minute to clean it or fixing it before donating. Leaving items when we are not open is illegal and subject to $500 fine. We do videotape 24/7. The goods get ruined by the weather and it costs us hundreds of dollars per dump to dispose of them. Please help us save precious dollars to help the needy.
Where to Take Things We Don’t Accept
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 We do not pick up from homes but check the list here for agencies that do pick up if you need that service
- The Wish Project has relocated , We are now in a smaller warehouse at 166 Middlesex st , Chelmsford,and have updated the list of items we can accept.Please call ahead any time you have a furniture donation to make sure we have room . Thank you in advance for your help.For the new accepted items list click here
Most clients live in 3rd floor walk up apartments so very large furniture will not fit
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 No decorations, wall pictures and frames, knick-knacks, desks, drop side cribs, used toys, TVs, computers, outdated electronics like cassette players, large furniture that will not fit in a minivan (e.g., hutches, entertainment centers), baskets, wine glasses, candles or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.
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.
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.
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.
We accept sofas, sleep sofas, dressers, love-seats. NO EXTRA LARGE ITEMS, like entertainment centers or hutches. No furniture with tears, stains, missing pieces.
We welcome clean sheets, comforters (not down), quilts, blankets, clean pillows, curtains that cover windows, towels (worn is okay), shower curtains, new shower liners. 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.
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 WINE GLASSES, NO TUPPERWARE TYPE USED ITEMS.
We accept car seats (less than threeyears old), boosters, changing tables, Pak-n-Plays, strollers, combo-strollers, Diapers new or open packs, 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.
We accept air conditioners (in summer), heaters (in winter), fans, lamps, microwaves (we never have enough of these), coffee makers, sewing machines, clocks, clock radios, irons, toaster ovens, toasters, blenders, food processors. NO CHANDELIERS, CEILING FANS, WALL SCONCES, NO BUILT IN MICROWAVES.