Donate, Don't Dispose

These organizations would love to get your gently-used, no-longer-needed items.

Note: The COVID-19 Pandemic has impacted many charities' hours and ability to accept certain items. Please check their websites or call for more information.

Baby & Children's Clothes, Cribs and Highchairs:

BabyThe Wish Project provides clothes, linens, furniture and household items for low-income clients from more than 91 non-profit agencies in the Merrimack Valley, including families moving out of shelters.

Solutions at Work accepts used children's and baby clothes and other items for families in need. 617-576-0039

Women's and Men's Professional Clothing:

Solutions at Work accepts donations of used professional clothing for both men and women seeking employment. 617-576-0039

Dress for Success provides career attire to low-income women seeking employment. Accepts donations of used professional clothing items and accessories that are in good condition. 617-323-7544 

Clothing and Accessories:

SweaterThe Goodwill trailer behind Walgreens on Bedford St. accepts items in good condition like clothing, linens, household goods, etc. It's open 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM every day.

The Wish Project provides clothes, linens, furniture and household items for low-income clients from more than 91 non-profit agencies in the Merrimack Valley, including families moving out of shelters.

Books, Movie DVDs & Music CDs:

BooksThe Friends of Cary Memorial Library accepts gently used items for re-sale. All proceeds will benefit town library programs and services. You can also call 781-862-6288 x84407 or email if you have questions. 

Items that the Friends cannot use are donated to More Than Words, a charity providing services for homeless and at-risk young adults and teens.

Bicycles:

BikeBikes, bike parts, locks, chains, helmets and tools can be left at the Bikes not Bombs collection container at the Hartwell Composting Facility.

Bikes not Bobs is a non-profit where inner city kids can build/recondition a bike through the Earn-A-Bike program. Donated bikes are used locally to train young people as bicycle mechanics, then shipped to economic development projects in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. 

Building Materials:

LumberHabitat for Humanity accepts gently-used and surplus cabinets, appliances, furniture, building materials and supplies. Goods are sold in their Billerica ReStore, earning money to build affordable housing.

Boston Building Resources (formerly the Building Materials Resource Center) accepts good quality used and surplus building materials. Save on disposal fees and earn tax deductions.  Call 617-442-2262 to schedule a pick-up. 

Visit the Reuse Marketplace for more options and information.

Furniture:

CouchTo arrange a pickup of furniture and other items at your home, contact:

The Wish Project provides furniture and household items for low-income clients from more than 91 non-profit agencies in the Merrimack Valley, including families moving out of shelters. They accept furniture at their Chelmsford warehouse (they don't pick up).

Household Goods:

cast iron frying panThe Goodwill trailer behind Walgreens on Bedford St. accepts items in good condition like clothing, linens, household goods, etc. It's open Monday - Saturday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM and Sunday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Household Goods in Acton, MA provides household goods, free of charge, to people in need at 530 Main St (RT 27), Acton, MA. 978-635-1710 ext.3

The Wish Project in Chelmsford provides furniture and household items for low-income clients from more than 91 non-profit agencies in the Merrimack Valley, including families moving out of shelters.

Vehicles:

Yellow JeepMany non-profit organizations accept donated vehicles.  The person donating the vehicle also gets a tax deduction. 

 

Other Items You'd Like to Donate

Pinpoint Donation has a list of charities in the Boston metro area and what items they would like.

Your Trash is Another Person's Treasure:

To get rid of your other unwanted items, use online sites such as:

 

Images courtesy of Ralf Roletschek and Serife Gerenschier, WikiMedia, and Dress for Success.