Other Organizations

If Household Goods does not accept your item(s) or you are out of our pick-up area, please consider donating to another organization such as those listed here.

Furniture

Furniture Donation Resources: Massachusetts

Salvation Army – 800-958-7825

  • Furniture is resold. No mattresses. Call for pickups.r

St. Vincent de Paul – 800-675-2882

  • Furniture is resold. 3 piece min for pickups. No mattresses.

Goodwill – Boston (617-254-0112), Worcester (508-752-4042)

  • Furniture is resold. No Mattresses. DROP OFF at Goodwill stores; priority pickup (fee based option).

Epilepsy Foundation 888-322-8209

  • Furniture is resold. No Mattresses. Drop off locations & Savers Stores – check unacceptable furniture list

North Shore/Merrimack Valley

Mission of Deeds – Furniture bank 781-944-9797

  • Based in Reading, covers Middlesex & Essex counties.
    No large appliances. Pickup available in Burlington, Lynnfield, Reading, N. Reading, Stoneham, Wakefield, Wilmington, Winchester, Woburn

Lifebridge 978-745- 2459

  • Salem area.
    Non profit shelter runs thrift store at 47 Canal St. Furniture, household goods, books, jewelry, clothing/Pickup service available.
    Located at 56 Margin St. Salem, MA

Beverly Bootstraps 978-927-1561 (main #) ; 978-921-4710 (for pickup)

  • Beverly area.
    Furniture & Household items; no mattresses – check website for more info on limited pickups.
    Located at 198 Rantoul St. Beverly, MA

Lazarus House 978-689-8575 (main #) ; (978) 269-5285  (for pickup)

  • Lawrence area.
    Run thrift stores for families in need. Furniture (no mattresses), household goods, clothing etc- check website for list of items. Pickups in Dracut, Haverhill, Lawrence, Methuen, N.Andover, N.Reading, Tewksbury & Southern NH.

Project Home Again –Furniture bank; info@phama.org

  • Lawrence area.
    Pickups in Andover, Lawrence, N.Andover & Tewksbury when truck is available. No regular hours in the summer. Email only.

The Wish Project – Furniture Bank; 1A Foundry St., Lowell; 978-441-9474

  • Lowell
  • Basic furniture, home, baby goods & clothing.Seasonal collection projects. Drop-offs only, NO residential pickups.

Metro Boston

Furnishing Hope of Massachusetts – 857-229-7528

  • Located in Cambridge
    Must have 4 or 5 large items to schedule a pickup. Pickups scheduled by email only – info@furnishinghopema.org

Heading Home – 617.864.8140

  • Located in Charlestown
    Provides programs to end homelessness. Call or email info@headinghomeinc.org to donate goods. No pickup service, limited space.

Boomerangs

  • Locations:
    • 716 Centre St. Jamaica Plain, 617-524-5120
    • 1870 Centre St, W. Roxbury, 617-323-0262
    • 563 Mass Ave., Cambridge 617-758-6128
    • 1407 Washington St., Boston 617-456-0996

Resale store with all items donated. Proceeds to Aids Action Committee of Massachusetts
Free furniture pickups scheduled through www.shopboomerangs.org – 617-309-7220

MetroWest/Central MA

Household Goods – 530 Main St, Acton. 978-635-1710

  • Furniture, mattresses, household goods, appliances. Limited local pickup service. Drop-offs Tue, Thu & Sat 9am-noon

Fresh Start Furniture Bank   – 508-485-2080

  • Pickups within 20 minute radius of Marlborough
    Furniture & household items. No appliances. See website for detailed take/don’t take list.

Central Mass Housing Alliance Furniture Bank – 508-752-5519 x105

  • Worcester area
    Pickup of furniture in many surrounding towns.

Project Just Because – 508-435-6511

  • Hopkington based. Natick, Framingham, Ashland, S. Sudbury
    Direct donations to needy families for furniture via ‘furniture network’. See wish list for other items.

Southeastern MA

My Brother’s Keeper – Furniture Bank

  • Locations:
    • Easton location – 508-238-7512 – NO Dropoffs; serving Brockton/South Shore. Basic furniture & household items, like new mattresses. Pickups only in the South Shore area: Milton / Quincy south to Taunton
    • Dartmouth location – 774-305-4577; serving Fall River/South Coast – Pickups in South Coast area: south of Taunton to Fall River area. NO pickups on Cape Cod

Teen Challenge (Christian based non profit Thrift Shop) – 508-427-6475 – Brockton location

  • Furniture pickup available within 45min of Brockton area/Boston. Can email photo of item to thriftstore@tcbrockton.org

Friends of the Homeless of the South Shore – Weymouth Furniture Bank – 781-340-1604

  • Location: 48 Sea St., N.Weymouth; serving Weymouth/South Shore
    Donations of furniture & household goods are accepted (check website for listing). Call to set up appointment to drop off. No pickups.

Plymouth Area Coalition for the Homeless – 781-582-2010

  • Serving South Shore/Kingston
    Dining sets, couches, beds, bureaus, small household goods, toiletries, food – F.A.I.R. program

NewLife Home Refurnishing – 774-316-6395

  • Walpole/Medfield area
    Furniture Bank – pickup avail Saturday /pickup donation requested

Western MA

Homeward Vets, Inc. – 413-203-1479

  • Located in Ludlow Mills; serving Ludlow/Southampton area
    Provide home furnishings to previously homeless vets. Accepts donations – see website for schedule

Appliances, Bicycles, Books, DVDs & CDs, Building Supplies, Cell Phones

Appliances

Project Home Again info@phama.org

  • Lawrence/Andover area – pickups in Andover, Lawrence, N.Andover & Tewksbury when truck is available
    Will take appliances washers, electric dryers, fridges, ovens & microwaves;mattresses; limited pickup when truck available

Lazarus House 978-689-8575

  • Lawrence area
    Call furniture donations coordinator at 978-269-5285/ Accepts washers, fridges & electric dryers/ Operate several thrift stores in area

Boston Building Resources (BBR) – 617-442-2262

  • Boston area
    Appliances in showroom condition, less than 5 yrs old

Habitat Restore Locations Listing in MA

  • Leominster, Worcester, Lawrence, Carver, Pittsfield, South Yarmouth & Billerica 
    Check websites for more info.

Bicycles

Bikes not Bombs – 617-522-0222

  • Jamaica Plain based; conducts local bike drives & drop off locations
    Accepts bikes, computer hardware, bike tools, hardware – check website for more info. Call for dropoff times/local collection drives in different towns

Boston Bikes– 617-918-4343

  • City of Boston – Community Bike Programs
    Check website for listing for bike donation sites

Books, CDs, DVDs

Acton Library (Friends of)

  • Acton area
    Books may be donated at any time the library is open for Book Sale. Most books generally, no magazines or textbooks older than 5 yrs.

Discover Books/Reading Tree – 800-402-2665

  • All Massachusetts
    For profit with social mission. Accepts all books – donating to schools, family literacy programs, and international libraries. Check website for drop off locations. Pickups avail.

More Than Words – 781-788-0035

  • Drop-off container now at Household Goods; pick up service and other drop-off containers also available
    Non-profit empowering disadvantaged youth to run this retail & online book business. Books, CDs, DVDs, video games, audio books, videos.

CD Recycling Center.org

  • Located in Salem, NH; mail in or contact for larger amounts;
    Recycles #7 high grade plastic CD/DVD, also accepts Records – see video

Nursing Homes, Assisted Living, Adult day programs, libraries

  • Call local programs in your area;
    Often accept videos and DVDs, Musicals, old movies, old TV series for senior program/nursing homes

Building Supplies

Boston Building Resources – 617-442-2262 x232

  • Greater Boston out to Littleton area;
    Picks up building materials like kitchen cabinets, appliances (not more than 4 yrs old), etc. Fee based

Boston Restore Inc  – 617-288-8400

  • Dorchester
    Office furniture & supplies, sometimes furniture – drop-offs please, limited pickups

Habitat Restore Locations Listing in MA

  • Leominster, Worcester, Lawrence, Carver, Pittsfield, South Yarmouth & Tyngsboro
    Check websites for more info. Please note the Billerica store has moved to 440 Middlesex Rd., Tynsgboro, MA (978) 649-1177

Cell Phones, Batteries, Chargers

Cell Phones for Soldiers

  • Recycles Cell Phones to pay for calling cards for soldiers. (drop off locations available)

Recycle my Cell Phone.Org

  • Recycles Cell Phones. (Mail directly)

Verizon Stores

  • Gives phones to Battered Women Shelters for 911 calls. (Bring to store)

Other Retailer programs

Clothing, Toys, Baby Items, Excercise/Sports Equipment

Acton-Area/Local

Epilepsy Foundation – 888-322-8209

  • Drop off bins are located in the Household Goods parking lot
    Clothing, shoes, linens

Goodwill – 617-445-1010

  • Trailer at Crosby Market in Concord (other locations listed on website);
    Clothing, Household goods

St. Vincent de Paul – 800-675-2882

  • Clothing. Drop offs in SVP bins – check website or call for locations

American Red Cross

  • See website for bin locations.
    Clothing, shoes, linens, small toys

Greater Boston/Cambridge

Cradles to Crayons – 617.779.4700

  • Various drop-off locations and collection sites. Children’s clothing, shoes, baby items, baby supplies, board books.

Room to Grow – 617.859.4545

  • Program assists low income families. Donate new or nearly new baby items in excellent condition.

Solutions at Work, Cambridge

Children’s Clothing Exchange, Cambridge

  • Children’s clothing, toys, baby equipment.

SolutionsWear – 617-576-0039

  • Accepts women’s & men’s business suits and accessories

North of Boston

Community Giving Tree – 978-223-5767

  • Located at 570 Main St., Boxford, MA, serving Boxford, N. Andover, Andover, Topsfield, Middleton, Beverly, Georgetown
    Baby equipment (high chairs, cribs, strollers etc.), Infant / Children’s clothing; toiletries, diapers, Toys (fall only); School supplies (fall only) Pickups available.

Massachusetts and New Hampshire

Vietnam Vets of America – 800-775-VETS (8387)

  • Clothing, toys, baby items, bikes, tools, household items etc.

Big Brothers, Big Sisters – 800-483-5503

  • Pickups available – clothing, toys, household items, tools, bicycles, exercise equipment, etc. also appliances, electronics (fee involved with certain items like TVs)

Salvation Army – 508-799-0520 (Worcester); 978-568-8155 (Hudson)

  • Clothing, household items, sporting, etc

Epilepsy Foundation – 888-322-8209

  • Clothing, household items, small toys. Free pickup, drop off at several sites and Savers stores – see website for more info

Business Suits and Clothing

Dress for Success

Alliance of Career Develop Nonprofits

  • Nationwide

CTI – SuitAbility – 978-934-8898

  • Lowell;
    Women’s business suits/clothing – New or gently worn (donations by appt)

TailoredforSuccess – 781-324-0499

  • Malden
    Women and Men’s business suits/clothing

Computers/Electronics, Medical Supplies, Musical Instruments, School Supplies

Computers/Electronics

“Get Connected” ADBAR Women’s Alliance – 617-325-9526

  • Cambridge
    Accepts computers, laptops, printers & office equipment – Call or email for more info

TecsChange – 617-963-0262 (Skype)

  • Boston
    Accepts computer equipment-check website for list – also has link to other organizations to donate older equip.

Electronicrecyclers – 978-632-7666 (local); 800-884-8466 (national)

  • Gardner
    Accepts TVs, computers, audio, consumer electronics for processing

Recycles.org

  • A national exchange network hosting the Nonprofit Computer Recycling and Reuse Network and the Nonprofit Materials Exchange Network. Donation seekers can also post donation requests with them.

eCycling

  • Manufacturers and retailers offer several options to donate or recycle electronics. This EPA site – find a local recycle or donation program – includes local retailers like Best Buy, Staples etc.

East Coast Electronics Recycling – 978-537-9940; 877-537-9940

  • 68 Walker Rd, Shirley MA
    M-Fri 8:30-3:30p items accepted- reasonable fee charged. Helpful to call first, if no one in office, go behind building to loading dock. See pricing list for MA residents

Best Buy – check for a location near you

Medical Supplies

REquipment Program – 617-204-3626; info@dmerequipment.org
c/o Mass. Rehabilitation Commission, 600 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111

  • Durable medical equipment (DME) reuse program. Accept donations of gently used wheelchairs (power and manual), patient lifts, shower equipment, rollator walkers, portable ramps and other un-needed durable medical equipment (DME).  Clean and refurbish items and reassign them to consumers in need at no charge.

H.E.L.P (Hospital Equipment Loan Program) – 781-322-1052
Wakefield Masonic Building, 500 W Cummings Park (rear), Suite 1150 Washington St, Woburn

  • Drop off 9a-noon Saturdays. Used medical equipment, also hospital beds. Check website for items accepted. Also run handicap ramp program

Helping Hands – 617-328-0102

  • Quincy
    Used medical equipment

The Wheelchair Recycler – 508-460-6328

  • Ashland
    Non-profit organization – takes power wheelchairs and scooters;call or email Dave for more info. Check brochure.

Pass It On, Inc (info) & website  – 800-267-6768

  • Mashpee; services eastern MA, west to Worcester
    Provides medical equip to disabled children & families. no drop off site, will pick up. Please contact for more info.

Neat Restore Center at Oak Hill – 860-243-2869

  • Located in Hartford, CT; serves CT and parts of MA
    Used medical equipment

Your local Council on Aging or Department of Health/Housing, VA Hospitals

  • Most accept walkers, shower seats, wheelchairs, etc., depending on available space – may need specialized equipment.

Needham Community Council medical loan closet

Recycling Medical Equipment listings

Wheels for the World – 818-707-5664

  • Nationwide; New England programs
    Christian based non-profit – accepts used wheelchairs – check website for more info

Musical Instruments

Music Go Round – 508-647-6874

  • 810 Worcester St., (Route 9 Eastbound) Natick, MA 01760
    buys, refurbishes & recycles musical instruments

School Supplies

EXCL – Extras for Creative Reuse – 781-599-9939

  • 20 Wheeler ST Suite 302, Lynn MA 01901
    Recycled materials that offer creative opportunities in classrooms, youth groups and beyond

Knack.org  – 413-529-0126

  • Easthampton
    Creative re-use center, accepts donations, check website or call

Other Ideas for Your Donations

Other Furniture Banks

Looking for other furniture banks? Check out National Furniture Bank Association

Shelters

Shelters often need sleeping bags, tarps, tents – sometimes furniture, TV’s (like large screen TV’s)

  • Homeless Shelter Directory – list of shelters in your state
  • Shelter Listing – partial listing of some shelters that might like your donation (by area)
  • Sharing Web – Food, shelter, and crisis resources on Boston’s South Shore – listing of agencies in the South Shore that may need your donations.

To Sell Your Items

  • www.ebay.com
  • www.craigslist.org
  • Action Unlimited – 978-371-2442 (Concord) or 508-481-4322 (Marlboro). They have free Ads for items selling for $249 or less.

To Recycle Your Items

  • Recycle your items in your local community: www.freecycle.org
  • Earth 911– check out this website to find recycling services and options near your community.

Contact us with updates, feedback or other organizations to include in this listing.