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Furniture/Clothing/Household Items

Furniture/Clothing

DOING THE MOST GOOD WITH YOUR DONATIONS. 
This past year, more than 10 million caring citizens donated gently used items such to The
Salvation Army. Their tax-deductible contributions are then sold through our popular
listing of stores conveniently located near you. You can drop off items at
Salvation Army Thrift Stores up until an hour before close of business each day. Hours are
listed below the store locations. See our list of items below to verify that we can accept your donations.

Call for a pickup

Schedule a pickup by calling 1-800-SA-TRUCK

What happens to items I donate?

When we sell affordable donated items to people in the community this reduces waste. Most items not suitable for sale in the store are recycled or sold to those who deal in wholesale items, such as rag dealers, leather dealers and electronics scrap recovery businesses.Those in dire need in Columbus are sent to the thrift store with vouchers for free merchandise.

You may receive a receipt for your donation, but you must determine the value of the items yourself. Click here for a Valuation Guide for your donation.

We Need:

We Cannot Accept:

  • Clothing of all types (women, children, and men)
  • Furniture in good repair
  • Household items
  • Shoes
  • Bric-A-Brac (odds and ends, knickknacks, decor)
  • Stereos
  • Computers (Must be 5 years old or newer, including monitor, keyboard, mouse, Printer, and CPU (the computer part). If our computer does not meet these requirments, consider donating whole computers or components to Community Computer Alliance. They will wipe personal data according to DOD standards for free. They will recycle or resell your computer, and many of their recycled computers go to people in need. Click through to Community Computer Alliance or call 614-223-1530.)
  • Books (no inappropriate adult books)
  • Jewelry and Accessories
  • Toys and Games
  • Sporting Goods
  • Matresses and box springs
  • Linens/Area rugs
  • Framed Art
  • Motorized items must work, and must be able to be tested. (i.e. must contain batteries if necessary for operation)
  • Working window air conditioners
  • Tvs

(due to many reasons, including being able to lift items, test items, sell items and comply with safety restrictions)

  • Appliances
  • Water beds
  • Furniture in bad repair
  • Magazines/Encyclopedias
  • Hard-wired fixtures/bathroom fixtures/kitchen fixtures/cabinetry
  • Tires and auto parts
  • Paint
  • Swing sets
  • Water heaters
  • Windows/Doors
  • Exercise equipment
  • Large desks
  • Oxygen, propane or helium tanks
  • Wall-to-wall carpet
  • Organs or pianos
  • BBQ Grills
  • Metal Filing Cabinets
  • Car seats for children and babies
  • Items that are dirty or rusty

  • Check with Habitat for humanity's "restore" to donate fixtures, doors, etc.

Clothing, Toys & Furniture Donations Dos and Don'ts

Do test all electrical and battery-operated equipment to make sure it is still working prior to donation
Do include all manuals, if available
Do include all pieces and/or parts
Do donate items in clean, non-soiled condition
Do call ahead of time if dropping items off at a center or store
Do bring an itemized list of your donation and ask for a receipt
Do not donate broken or soiled items

Do NOT leave items outside a collection box or center
Do NOT donate items that have been recalled or banned or which otherwise
Do NOT donate items that do not meet current safety standards
Do NOT donate items that have scratches, rips and/or tears