We get many calls asking where things like cars, computers, office furniture and
many other products can be donated. Here's a list of who takes what in the Washington,
DC metropolitan area.
We tell you what each charity accepts, where it accepts things and whether they
will pick up products. These charities are listed alphabetically by name in this
There is also a list organized by
types of items they accept.
Most of these charities have a page in this website where you can learn more about
their work. To go to this page, simply click on the charity’s name. All the charities
on this website are part of the federal charity drive and have thus met a series
of accountability standards, such as an annual audit.
If you know of other charities that accept product donations, please e-mail the
information to us (info@CharityChoices.com).
Thank you for taking the time to donate items that can benefit others.
4 Paws Rescue Team
Accepts: Hand towels and sheets, cat litter and/or cat food, cat
carriers, cat beds, small cardboard boxes (used as litter boxes at adoption fairs),
cat toys, stamps, calling cards, gift cards.
Donated items can be taken to any adoption fair – dates and locations are available
at www.fourpaws.org or call
703-715-MEOW to make other arrangements.
A Woman's Choice
6201 Leesburg Pike, Suite 220
Falls Church, VA 22044
Accepts: New and/or slightly used baby clothing from newborn to size 5 Toddler,
maternity Clothes, baby accessories, cribs (with all parts and instructions), car
seats (with all straps) and strollers
Items can be dropped off at the Center Monday through Friday from 10 am until 2
pm or by special appointment.
Donate Your Vehicle at 1-888-638-1171
Donate Your Timeshare at: www.donateforacause.org
or call l- 877-8-A-CAUSE (877-822-2873)
8550 Arlington Boulevard
Fairfax, VA 22031
The American Red Cross of the National Capital Area has a detailed list of items
they accept. For a complete list
We DO NOT accept clothing donations. You may contact Yesterday’s Rose, a thrift
store in Fairfax, Virginia, that does accept clothing. Red Cross receives proceeds
from the sale of items at this store. Their phone number is 703-385-9517
Office Hours: 9:00am - 5:00pm Monday through Friday
To make an in-kind donation, please contact the Development Coordinator at (703)
584-8442. Thank you so very much for thinking of the American Red Cross of the National
Wish List for the Animal Welfare League of Arlington:
- Towels, wash cloths, and hand towels
- Pillow cases
- Plain non-electric blankets (new or in very good shape)
- Animal beds (only those small enough to fit in washer and Dryer)
- Stainless steel or ceramic bowls
- Unopened cat or dog food for wildlife rehabilitators
- Unopened boxes of cat or dog treats
- Hard rubber toys (such as Kongs)
- NylaBones (only in good repair and not chewed)
- Nylon, leather and cotton leashes in good shape
- Leather or cotton collars in good shape
- Crates in good repair (no rust and all parts in good working order)
- Cat litter boxes (new only)
- Leather or cotton collars in good shape
- Clay cat litter; Care Fresh Litter; Non-clumping litter
- Plastic or rubber toys (nothing fuzzy or furry)
RABBITS, FERRETS, BIRD, OTHER ANIMALS
- Wooden chew items and accessories for rabbits and small rodents (new only)
- Bird toys and accessories
- Cages for bird/ferrets and aquariums in good shape
- Clorox Cleaning Wipes
- Reams of Colored and White Paper
- Pens, blue or black Ink
- Video Cameras for animal control trucks
- Avery Labels, especially #5266 and #5260
We often need large quantities of food and other supplies, including new items for
prizes for special events such as the Annual Walk for the Animals and Catsino Night
and Silent Auction.
To make a donation, contact the Development Manager at 703-931-9441 ext.220 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Black Student Fund
3636 16th Street, NW
Accepts: School supplies, toys, office supplies, clothes, etc.
Capital Area Food Bank
645 Taylor St. NE
Washington, DC 20017
6833 Hill Park Drive
Lorton, VA 22079
Accepts: Non-perishables only
Call and speak with Molly McGlinchy at 202-526-5344 ext.311.
Cars (202) 526-5344 ext.236. Call and speak with Gifty Cobblah or e-mail at
Capital Hospice Thrift Shop
Willston I Shopping Center
6172 Arlington Blvd
Falls Church, VA
Turn your goods into gold for patient care.
We accept gently-used clothing (boutique and other), household items (glass, ceramics,
small appliances) and some furniture (not upholstered), Wednesdays through Sundays.
Open 7 days a week 10 am - 5 pm Mondays through Saturday, 11- 4 Sundays
Senior Citizens discount on Tuesdays!
1717 Columbia Road, NW
Accepts: Clothing, toiletries, some computer equipment, musical instruments,
CD’s, and art supplies for the Kairos Program.
Accepts: Clothing items, household items in good conditions such as sofas,
beds, and dressers.
We pick up and accept drop offs at our various programs sites that are listed in
DC Habitat for Humanity Wish List
Accepts: Tool Van
Lunch donations for volunteers
New cordless drills
New power tools
843 Upshur St. NW (Near the Georgia Ave. Metro).
Call the office for more information: (202) 882-4600.
Days End Farm Horse Rescue
15856 Frederick Rd.
Lisbon, MD 21765
(301) 854-5037 (410) 442-1564
Accepts: Working cars, good grass hay, office supplies.
Call to arrange drop-off. List of needed items on website.
Food & Friends
219 Riggs Road NE
Washington, DC 20011
Accepts donations of::
- color printers
- desktop computers
- LCD projector
- PUR Water filters and portable microwaves for our clients
- copy paper (colored and white)
- Avery labels 5160 or 6163
- AAA and AA batteries,
- food items such as canned food, cereal, shelf stable milk, peanut butter, cooking
For any questions on making a donation please call (202) 269-6880
This link will bring you to our Food Drive list.
Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia
- Lunch Donations for Volunteers
- Power tools
- Printing Services
Drop-off Location: 4451 First Place South, Arlington, VA 22204
Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia ReStore
Home improvement items including: Appliances, Furniture, Antiques, Doors, Windows,
Tile and Lighting Fixtures.
Drop off location: 7770 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22306
The Hebrew Home of Greater Washington
Accepts: Cars, trucks and other vehicles.
Call to schedule pick-up
Accepts: cars, computers, household items, and furniture.
Will pick up items from houses, apartments, and businesses in
Northern Virginia, Monday to Friday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Items can also be brought to the Homestretch office in Falls Church.
370 S. Washington St., Suite 400
Falls Church, VA 22046
Call to arrange pick-up or e-mail: email@example.com.
The website -- www.homestretch-inc.org
-- includes "How You Can Help" and "Wish List" pages.
Jewish Council for the Aging of Greater Washington (JCA)
11820 Parklawn Dr.
Rockville, MD 20852
Accepts: Cars, trucks and vans as well as computers and computer
Donating a vehicle to JCA is as easy as contacting Micki Gordon at (301) 255-4231
Micki will arrange a free pick-up, help you qualify for a charitable deduction,
and enable you to escape the maelstrom of price haggling, multiple phone calls and
confusing paperwork that so often accompany trying to sell a used vehicle. She can
even arrange to remove the vehicle’s license plates!
To donate a computer or computer equipment, please contact JCA at (240) 395-0916
or ComputerDocs@AccessJCA.org for information about the equipment we need. Thank
Jewish Foundation for Group Homes
Accepts: Cars, trucks and vans
Please contact Annette Schreiber at 301-984-3839 or firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for a
To view our wish list, please go to:
Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA)
Accepts: Donate your USED CAR by calling JSSA's Car Donation Hotline
at 301.585.CARS (2277) to arrange free pickup. Provide the signed title and car
keys to driver upon pickup and receive a tax-deduction letter in the mail
once the car is sold.
Gift Cards for clients in need of financial assistance. Contact Keren Korman
at 301.610.8395 or email@example.com
for more information
United Way (8128) and CFC (48469) Workplace Giving
Online and Tribute (Honor/Memorial) Donations at www.jssa.org/donatenow
Legal Services of Northern Virginia
Accepts: Office supplies and computer equipment.
2401 Virginia Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 452-8926 ext.4
- Men’s sweaters (preferably hoodies)
- Men’s jeans
- Sleeping bags
- Winter Hats and gloves
- Winter Coats
- Brown and white sugars
- White, wheat and corn flours, and corn meal
- Baking powder and soda
- Dry herbs and spices
- Pancake mix
- Juice/Tang/lemonade dry mixes
- Tea bags
- All oils and vinegars
- Pancake syrup
- Tortilla chips for afternoon café
- Canned beans, tomato product, salad fixings
- Items that could make good bases for the café crudite dips such as sun-dried tomatoes
ranch/blue cheese dressing, etc.
- Plastic forks, knives and spoons
- Paper towels and napkins
N St. Village
202-939-2075, Community Outreach Coordinator
Donations listed at: http://www.nstreetvillage.org/getinvolved/wishlist.cfm
To Make a Donation:
Drop-off location: 1333 N St. NW, Washington, DC 20005
- Ensure that the donated items are in working order, gently used, or new and that
clothing is clean, free of tears or stains, and appropriate for the current season.
Call the Community Outreach Coordinator at 202-939-2075 to talk about current needs
and set up an appointment to drop of donations.
Hours: Monday through Friday from 9am-5pm
The National Center for Children and Families
6301 Greentree Road
Bethesda, MD 20817
(301) 365-4480 ext. 113
Accepts: Personal Hygiene Supplies (soap, toothbrush, lotion, shampoo, dental
floss, conditioner, feminine products, toothpaste, mouthwash, etc.) full size items
Baby Supplies (disposable diapers, pacifiers, cribs, formula, toys, bottles, bibs,
sleepers, wipes, diaper genies, snowsuits, powder, lotion, baby oil, strollers,
Cleaning Supplies (unopened containers of laundry detergent and bleach, sponges,
mops, brooms, buckets, paper towels, etc.)
School Supplies (loose-leaf paper, pens, pencils, computer disks, lunch boxes, notebooks,
organizers, crayons, back packs, pencil cases, calculators, etc.)
Craft Supplies (yarn, glue sticks, colored pencils, finger paints, colored paper,
magic markers, felt, lace, ribbon, etc.)
First Aid Supplies (bandages, baby aspirin, cough syrup, cotton swaps, alcohol swaps,
peroxide, Pedialyte, Neosporin, Tylenol, ice packs, etc.)
Furniture (twin beds, dressers, tables, chairs, couches, coffee tables, etc.)
* Full-size toiletry items preferred
* Furniture that is not worn, torn, or soiled Updated Wish List located at
http://www.nccf-cares.org/wish.htm Call to make arrangement
3118 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20010
(202) 234-6855 x 27
Accepts: Household furniture appliances, household items, toiletries, glassware
and landscaping services.
Small Appliances (microwaves, etc.)
3925 Plyers Mill Rd., Ste. 202
Kensington, MD 20895
- a pick-up truck
- new hand tools
- new power tools
- printing services
- graphic design services
- warehouse space in Montgomery County
Go to web site for instructions: www.smyal.org
SIDS Educational Services
Accepts: Office equipment such as printers, fax machines, scanners,
computers, Furniture such as chairs, small sofa and small desk.
Smithsonian's National Zoo
3001 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20008
Feather dusters (NEW only)
Night lights (bulbs and holders) (new or used)
Large, plastic kiddie pools (new or gently used and clean)
Full length mirrors (new or used)
Tools and building supplies (new or gently used; clean, with all parts):
Hammer drill, bow saw, small power saw, Dremel tools, hack saw, drill bits
Hand tools, hammers, pliers, screwdrivers, socket sets
Corded and cordless drills
Gas and electric chain saws
PVC pipes, caps, and elbows (heavy duty, various diameters with Caps for each diameter)
PVC cutting tools
Leatherman multi-use tool
Leather gloves (NEW only)
Steel digging spade
Assorted garden tools (such as cultivators, trowels, transplanters)
Long Reach brand pruners
Felco Brand No. 2 pruners
Dramm brand aluminum watering wand and water breaker
E-Z Flo Automatic Fertilizing System
Pet Items (NEW items only please)
The Almost Indestructible Ball (hard plastic)
Kong toys, various sizes and styles
Jolly Pets items (Push-n-Play balls, Teaser balls, Tug-n-Toss balls, Romp-n-Roll)
Boomer Ball items (Ferret Log, 20" Jungle Ball)
Gift cards to pet stores, Star Bird, Otto Environmental, Boomer Ball, Dura-Cast,
home improvement stores, wild bird stores, marine supply stores.
Bikes for the World
Accepts: Bicycles, bicycle spare parts & accessories, hand tools (wrenches,
screwdrivers, and hammers of all types), portable sewing machines.
Visit website for local collection schedule www.bikesfortheworld.org, or call 703-740-7856 to make
Summary: Bikes For The World (703-740-7856) mobilizes hundreds
of area volunteers to annually collect, pack, and ship thousands of unwanted bicycles
(and spare parts & accessories), donating these items to community development programs
serving the world's poor. These bicycles provide affordable transport to low-income
people, generating jobs and raising incomes, getting students to school, and delivering
health care services. Donated bicycles help receiving partner organizations create
and operate self-sustaining bike repair workshops which in turn support broader
anti-poverty efforts. Beginning as a project of the Washington Area Bicyclist Association
in January 2005, Bikes for the World became an independent 501 (c)(3) charity early
in 2011. As of the end of 2011, it has collected and donated more than 58,000 bicycles--9,000
bikes in 2011 alone--and is now the nation's largest bicycle reuse program.
Montgomery County Volunteer Center
The Montgomery County Volunteer Center puts out a weekly list of products that local donors want to give away. To put a product on this list, go to:
On this page you will also find a list of Montgomery County organizations that accept
donations of clothes.
ACCEPTS: Clothing, furniture, small appliances, housewares, computers
(Pentium I and newer), electronics and toys. Cars (202) 715-2636.
NO: Mattresses or box-springs, sofa beds, large appliances, hazardous
material, construction material, CPSC-recalled items, or items that are
soiled, broken or missing pieces. Visit www.dcgoodwill.org
for a more complete list. Vehicles must be in running and driveable condition and
be 1987 or newer foreign makes or 1991 or newer American models. Visit
www.GWCars.org for more
Drop Off Locations
DC: 2916 V St., NE
(Between S. Dakota and Bladensburg Aves.)
Attended donation truck; no phone
Donation hours 11-dusk Monday-Friday; 10-dusk weekends. Only clothes and
toys are accepted at this site.
MD: 619 S. Frederick Ave.
(Just north of the Walnut Hill Shop Center)
Donation hours 9-7 Monday-Saturday; 12-5 Sundays
VA: 10 S. Glebe Rd.
(SW corner of Glebe/Rt. 50 intersection)
Donation hours 10-8 Monday-Saturday; 12-5 Sundays
VA: 8014 Sudley Rd.
Donation hours 11-7 Monday-Saturday; 12-5 Sundays
VA: 6244 Old Dominion Dr.
(Chesterbrook Shopping Center)
Attended donation truck; no phone
Donation hours 11-6:30 seven days a week
This national organization matches items that you have to donate with nonprofits'
wish lists. A donor must register on their website and pay a fee.
Accepts most items. All info on website.
Information and Referral Service
The Jewish Information and Referral Service acts as a go-between for individuals
who want to give away almost anything and organizations or individuals (who have
been identified by caseworkers) that have needs.
Organizations are listed on the website. Feel free to call or email.
Electronic Industries Alliance
ElectronicsRecycling.net is a
web site intended to provide a forum and serve as an information collection site
relating to electronics recycling.
Find out who is accepting used computers in your state.
Montgomery County Recycling Center accepts construction materials
and recycles computers.
Do you know of other places to donate products?
Let us know!
CHARITIES NEW TO THIS LIST:
toiletries, cleaning supplies, hotel samples, storage containers and storage
bins, and office supplies, (copy paper, ink cartridges, etc.).
We do not accept TV's, furniture or any stuffed toys. We will accept Monday-Friday-8am-9pm
and Saturday/Sundays-9am-9pm. Christine Bartell is the contact.
Glassware, Clothing, Household Items, Toiletries, Books, CDs, Electronics, and
Please note that items can be dropped off at Interfaith Works Clothing Center on
Monday and Friday between 9:00am - 7:00pm. Tuesday through Thursday items may be
dropped of between 9:00am - 5:00pm.
Donate used and new interview clothing – For men, we accept dress shirts, ties,
slacks, business suits and casual dress shoes. For women, we accept blouses, dark-colored
skirts, professional dresses, and casual dress shoes.
Donated items may be dropped off at our Washington, DC, office. To schedule a donation
drop off, please contact Jacqueline Stewart, Jubilee Jobs Associate Director on
(202) 667-8970 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sights & Sounds Black Cultural Expo Museum
Art, Antiques, Books, Computers, Office Supplies, Building Materials, Electronics,
and a van.
Acceptance policies: call 404-966-2137 any time between 9am -5pm, Monday – Friday,
willing to work out delivery arrangements.
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