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Donations We Accept

We gladly accept used and reusable clothing, shoes and accessories, and other textile items such as sheets, towels, drapes, etc and small non-breakable household items. Please check our acceptable donations list for more details:

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Appliances (SMALL & in working condition ONLY) - irons, toasters, blenders, coffee makers, curling irons

Appliances (LARGE) - washers, dryers, refrigerators, ranges, air conditioners, water/portable heaters, de/humidifiers

Arts & craft supplies

Aerosol cans or products

Area rugs


Bedding, linens, blankets

Any baby items (e.g., furniture, cribs, play pens, car seats, high chairs) other than clothes & toys

Books (ONLY if donated quantity can be lifted by driver) – but NO encyclopedias or textbooks

Barbecue grills (charcoal, propane, gas, electric) & gas tanks for grills


Batteries (auto & household)

Christmas/holiday items

Beds, box springs & mattresses of any type or size



Clothing (all styles, sizes & accessories)

Blinds (metal, wood, fabric or other)


Building materials

Curtains & drapes  


DVD & MP3 players

Car parts or tires

Exercise equipment (ONLY if driver can lift)

Carpet padding & rolls of installed carpeting


Cleansers, chemicals, pesticides, or hazardous materials of any kind

Flat screen TVs/monitors

Computers, CPUs, monitors, keyboards, printers, etc. (Note: will ONLY accept “laptop computers” or “flat screen monitors”)

Furniture (SMALL – stools, end tables) ONLY if in usable condition & driver can lift

Electrical fixtures (chandeliers, ceiling fans, hard-wired lights)


Encyclopedias & textbooks

Household items (knick-knacks, bookends, wall hangings, picture frames)

Exercise bikes or any exercise equipment (UNLESS if small & light enough for driver to lift)


Fire extinguishers, gas tanks & flammable materials (including lighter fluid)

Kitchenware (pots, pans, dishes, silverware)


Lamps ONLY if non-halogen and non-fluorescent

Furniture (LARGE) – sofas, tables, chairs, book cases, recliners, etc.

Laptop computers

Guns of any kind (even BB guns), firearms, weapons & bullets

Lawn furniture (only in good condition)

Lamps & bulbs (halogen or fluorescent)

Lawn mowers (Note: MUST BE empty of oil and/or gasoline & in working condition)

Magazines, newspapers or catalogues

Phones (cellular & land line)

Microwave ovens (of any kind)

Portable stereos or boom boxes


Purses, backpacks, luggage

Paint or any petroleum-based products



Records, tapes, CDs, DVDs

Sinks or toilets

Scooters & tricycles



Swing sets

Sporting goods

TVs & VCR players (Note: will ONLY accept “flat screen TVs”)

Toys & stuffed animals

Weights & weight lifting equipment

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