Donations: Clothing, Furniture and Gently Used Items
Clothing, Furniture, Electronics and Household Items Donations
This past year, more than 10 million caring citizens donated gently used items such as clothing, furniture, appliances and toys to The Salvation Army. Your tax-deductible contributions are then sold through our popular Family Thrift stores around the country.
Proceeds from the sale of donated items help fund our Adult Rehabilitation Centers, which provide substance abusers and others struggling with various forms of life issues with the necessary tools to re-enter society and live productive lives.
When donating clothes and household items at a staffed location, you will be immediately provided with a tax receipt of your donation for your records. To accelerate the transaction, be sure to prepare and bring an itemized list of your donation with you. To help you identify the estimated value of your items use our Valuation Guide for Salvation Army Donations.
Schedule a Free Donation Pick Up
Call 1-800-SA-TRUCK (1-800-728-7825) to discuss a free pick up of your clothing, furniture or household items or to find out the nearest drop off location bin.
The Salvation Army has more than 2,300 donation drop-off locations in North America to which you can bring your household items and material goods. These conveniently located Salvation Army drop-off sites include clearly labeled clothing bins, Family Thrift Stores and all Salvation Army service locations. Please call 1-800-SATRUCK to find your nearest drop-off location.
Due to the high volume of donations received and the limited number of trucks available to respond to pick up requests, The Salvation Army cannot schedule same-day pick ups. While we will try our best to work with your schedule, pick up appointments are usually scheduled to take place within 7-14 days from the time of the initial phone call. However, schedules may vary based on location, time of year and the number of trucks available in your area.
Due to laws and other regulations, there may be some items that we cannot accept as donations. For instance, tires, paint, windows, doors, water heaters, bathroom fixtures, and water beds are often problematic. If you have any questions about any of the items you wish to donate, please call 1-800-SATRUCK. Our representatives will be able to advise you based on your location.
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
Donating Clothing and Furniture Safely and Wisely
» The Salvation Army Tax Information
» The Salvation Army Valuation Guide
» Consumer Product Safety Commission
» The Better Business Bureau (BBB) Wise Giving Alliance
» Salvation Army Report from the Better Business Bureau (BBB)