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Donation/Pick-Up Services

Listing here are of Charity Organizations that like donations of items.

Please feel free to add your favorites to this list for your community.

Are you considering eBay, Craig’s List or FreeCycle?

 First, think about this article.

Giving It Away May Have More Of A Return Than You Think

"1. I want this stuff out of here as quickly as possible

  2. We don't get as much money for our things as we ever hope to.

  3. Giving it away made me feel good."

"People are in need right now. When times are so economically tough for families, 
when families cannot go out and purchase a new stroller “system” for their third baby 
or a new 10-speed for the 11-year-old who just outgrew her bike in the middle of the summer, 
friends and strangers who are willing to help are a blessing."

Suffield Patch, July 7, 2011See link for more of this article by Jennifer Coe


Check out this site before dumping items into landfill
The idea behind the Community Wish List is simple. Instead of asking for checks, 
local nonprofit organizations list items they would like donated in order to serve 
the community better. Donors can claim a tax deduction on their taxes for contributions.

San Mateo County Comprehensive List of Organizations accepting Donations: The Reuse
Guide at Recycle Works. Call 1-888-442-2666 or go to web site below. It lists the organizations
needing particular items.

Organizations That Provide Pick-Up Service

         St. Vincent de Paul - 650-871-6844
         The Salvation Army - 800-958-7825
Store locations

         Ecumenical Hunger Program - 650-323-7781
         Goodwill of Silicon Valley - 408-869-9198
         United Cerebral Palsy - 800-423-9350
     PARCA - 877-997-2722

St Vincent De Paul Society
650-871-6844 for large donations call : 650-343- 4405 x 03
has started a program to recycle small appliances, stereos, speakers, computers, monitors,
printers, TVs, DVDs, VCRs, microwaves, small kitchen appliances whether they are working
or not. Items can be brought to stores.
Stores are located in Daly City, SSF, San Mateo, Redwood City 
or call to arrange a pick-up 650-871-6844. 

They will only pick up miscellaneous furniture, clothes and household items in good clean condition and that can be easily sold.  
For locations and phone numbers in the greater San Francisco Bay Area
St Vincent De Paul Society Thrift Stores in the greater Bay Area

Salvation Army
Salvation Army Donation Sites 
They accept clothing, furniture, household goods, sporting goods, and equipment,
books, electronics and much more.
For donation sites and locations and phone numbers in the greater San Francisco Bay Area
St Vincent De Paul Society Thrift Stores
They will only pick-up miscellaneous furniture, clothes and household items in good clean
condition and that can be easily sold.
or call Truck Pick up Services at 1- 800-742-5787 or  1-800-958-7825

Ecumenical Hunger Program- Mid Peninsula
In-kind Contributions
EHP is happy to accept fresh food, clothing, working appliances (10 years or newer), furniture,
household items and automobiles. These items should be all undamaged and in good usable
condition as they are given directly to disadvantaged families for use in their home.
 They also
have a pick-up service
available (Mid-Peninsula area) for large donations. Please call our donations
coordinator at 650-323-7781 with any questions or to schedule a pick-up


UCP - United Cerebral Palsy
 1(510) 881-5812 the donation and pick up line
Clothing and accessories, shoes, bedding - no mattresses
houseware, glassware, tools,
 small appliances, furniture, electrical items.
To schedule pick-up in the Bay area call: 510-881-5812 or 800-423-9350
Bags and items can be left at the curb with a note if called ahead.

 - Serving People with Developmental Disabilities                                                    
Parca welcomes most donated items in good condition.                                                     
To schedule a pick up call Toll free 877-997-2722   or 650-312-0725.                                    
Items must be within 30 feet of where the truck can safely park.                                          
For a list of items they do not accept go to:                                                                                      
Savers Stores in Redwood City and Milpitas accept drop off donations for PARCA

Goodwill Industries

Goodwill Industries

Phone: 415-575-2100
No pick up services       
San Mateo Phone: 650-525-2780; Marin Phone: 415-455-5240
Goodwill Donation Information 1-888-446-6394
For San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin County locations                                                                                                          
For East Bay locations
For Silicon Valley Donation sites                                                        
Goodwill of Silicon Valley is now partnering with College Hunks Hauling to offer
discounted rates to pick up computers, furniture, clothing, and other household
items and deliver them to your local Goodwill within 48 hours
only at some locations !

Habitat for Humanity "RESTORE"

1411 Industrial Rd. San Carlos, 94070

Drop off hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10-5 except holidays - See web site for details.

Pick up available only for certain large valuable items in San Francisco, Marin and San Mateo Counties.

Pick up criteria

Unable to accept anything that is damaged, not working, missing parts, etc.

Acceptable donations: Appliances, furniture, tools, all building materials

See donation criteria:

650-847-4000 or



Community Thrift Store
Accepts a variety of donations in saleable condition.
Will pick up large quantities including furniture locally.
623 Valencia St.
San Francisco

Shelter Network
1450 Chapin Ave, 2nd Floor                                                                       
Burlingame, CA                                                                                                                     


 Donations accepted for:

- Food, Kitchenware, Cleaning supplies and toiletries, Office Supplies
- Children's supplies (Disposable diapers are always in need)
- Clothing, shoes, blankets, and linens are welcome -- must be clean and in good repair
They do not pick-up.
Donations can be dropped off at any of Shelter Network's locations: in Daly City, 
San Mateo, Redwood City, and or Menlo Park. Before dropping off, please contact the
Administrative Office to make sure there will be a staff person available there to assist you.
For more information on donating household goods, food, or other items, please

The Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA's
Pick of the Litter- Resale shop
1127 Chula Vista Ave.     
 Just off Broadway Ave.
Monday- Saturday 11 am to 6 pm, Sunday noon to 4 pm

do accept clothing, shoes, linens, jewelry, household items, glass and dinnerware, 
books, tapes, cds, luggage, working small appliances, artwork, and frames. 

do not accept mattresses, bed frames, Futons, Large Appliances, TVs, computers, typewriters, phones, office furniture, press board  or laminated furniture, skis, curling irons, hairdryers, crutches or geriatric equipment, window treatment, barbecue grills, sporting goods
They do not pick up.

C.A.L.L. Primrose Center
Mon.- Fri. 9-3
139 Primrose Road
Burlingame, CA 94010
Phone 650-342-2255

Donations of food accepted, See link below.

St Anthony's Foundation
101 8th St

San Francisco

Donations of personal or family sized portions of fresh fruit, vegetables, canned and dried goods can be dropped of at 150 Golden Gate Avenue, Mon through F. from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Large deliveries of bulk food items can be brought directly to
St. Anthony Dining Room at 45 Jones St. They do no pick-up

They also need:
Socks, Shoes, Underwear, Winter Coats, Jackets, Hats, shopping bags - with handles, Blankets, comforters, sleeping bags, Luggage, bags, backpacks, Toiletries - new only, please, Towels, washcloths, Stuffed animals - good condition only, Children’s toys - new only, please, Strollers - in good condition, Canes.                 

Samaritan House

Office hours (Mon-Fri, 9am-12pm & 1pm-5pm)
4031 Pacific Blvd., San Mateo, CA 94403
(Second Floor) 
Donate food and household items see link for desired items
Phone: 650-347-3648

St Francis Center
151 Buckingham
Redwood City
Drop off hours Mon.–Friday 10-5 except holidays
No pick-up
Donations accepted of barely used casual clothing for men women and children.
Maternity clothes, blankets, bedding and towels. Office and cleaning supplies.
No shoes, belts or dress clothes.


 Sacred Heart Community Service
Drop off donations Mon- Thurs. 8-5 Fri 9-4 Sat 9-12 except holidays
1381 South First St.
San Jose, CA
accept food donations, clean clothes in good condition, diapers, formula, pop-top can and other items.


Clothing that is full of holes, worn out but clean, not mildewed can be
donated to Goodwill and they will use as salvage cloth. 
There are many uses of this salvage.  It does not go into landfill.
Label the bags as Salvage. The Salvation Army may have use this clothing 
salvage also.  Check with your local office.

Seven Donation Ideas for items in good condition:

1.       Clothes:  homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters, job training programs, hospitals.


2.      Toys:  children’s hospitals, police departments, day care centers, pre-schools, and domestic violence shelters.


3.      Books and Magazines:  libraries, day care centers, literacy centers, laundromats, and hospitals.


4.      Furniture:  churches, schools, and thrift stores.


5.      Sports Equipment:  boy/girl scout troops, disabled athletes organizations (i.e., Special Olympics), and camps for  
         children who struggle with illnesses.


6.      Computers:  schools, senior citizen facilities, and Craigslist.


7.      Crafting Supplies:  day care centers, , homeless shelters, and domestic violence shelters, scouting organizations. 

nternet Resources:

Sell or give away items through
Craig's List                                                               



Penny Saver USA.COM 
excellent source for want ads

Weekly home delivery
To place your Ad (866) 697-3669

See your favorite local papers advertisement sections

Garage Sales:

Planning for a garage sale.

San Mateo County community or City Wide Garage Sales

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